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Moving right along, we got our new Gazebo installed and ready for action.

Actually, my sweetie did most of the assembly work. I was ...uh...working on the new gate! Yeah, that's it. Had to build a new gate.

Our grandson was called in to action to help raise the roof!

And today, we (she) decided to turn it 90 degrees, so we called in reinforcements so each could grab a leg and pick it up and turn it.

The gazebo is 10 x12 feet with a four foot awning extension. With it raised in place, we now have 16 ' x 10' of shade area. Turning it made it easier for me to operate the pit because the stack was going to be under the shade. Not good for smokey cooks.

Still have a little landscaping to do. And we have three empty electrical wire spools which I sprayed with Thompson's water sealer today. They will become end tables or tables for the grand kids to play around with.

More to come. We ain't through yet!

Tonight's menu - dead chicken and pork chops.
Sorry. No pics of the chops, They went fast.
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Looks Good!

Got a couple of questions.

How come you didn't make the gazebo?

And where did you get it from.

I've been wanting to put one in my back yard, but I'm so far behind in finishing the inside of the house (still haven't got to the kitchen yet), I was looking at the gazebo that Home depot has.

Thanks.
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Looking great Mike . Sure came a long ways from the first pics . Dang , you Texans sure know how to make a guy really hungry lol
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Closing in on a great finish there Mike. An area that will provide much relaxation for years to come. Enjoy it.
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Looks Good!

Got a couple of questions.

How come you didn't make the gazebo?

And where did you get it from.

I've been wanting to put one in my back yard, but I'm so far behind in finishing the inside of the house (still haven't got to the kitchen yet), I was looking at the gazebo that Home depot has.

Thanks.
Ha ha, not a gazebo builder. Sorry. My wife found it on Walmart.com.
This one --> Better Homes and Gardens Cabin-Style Gazebo, 10' x 12' - Walmart.com

You have to read close but it includes a 4 foot awning extension that can collapse (see my picture). It has several adjustments so it can be angled to help block the sun if needed. In our case it will face the morning sun, so it should work out pretty good to provide morning shade...that is, if I ever get up early enough to check it out!

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Yum Yum !!! You made the kitchen and cook too.

And I still don't even have a simple face frame yet. You're putting us (me) to shame, Mike.

I know --- not fast, just steady, a little at a time.

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Great Job Mike. Many fine years of cooking and enjoying going to happen there.
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Mike ~ That last photo got my attention big time. Wowziers, I can smell some down home cooking.

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Mike, this is getting serious!
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Looks Great Mike, everything came together very well. And it's nice to have help.

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