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Monday, May 25, 2009
Build Your Own Fire Pit
It was a busy day for him. He was outside all day, mowing and cleaning out the Explorer to get it ready to sell.
It was a busy day for me. I was inside all day, painting and cleaning up and moving furniture around.
It was a busy day for the kids. They were outside all day too, but they were playing and riding bikes and having squirt gun fights. Zac and I did join in to play every now and then but we were far more work and much less play.
At the end of day I said to Zac, "The kids will be in bed early, wouldn't it be nice to have a fire pit to sit around-just the two of us?" I really didn't mean for him to get moving and build a fire pit, it was more of an observation than anything else. He said in reply, "I can do that." Out he went and ten minutes later it was done. Now, we did have the rock sitting there, ready and waiting. And we were planning and making a fire pit someday. And we pretty much knew where it would go.
Just dig a deep enough hole, pile some rock and call it done. Of course, you should check your city's fire codes and all-please don't follow my advice cause I'm just in it for the smores. I don't know a thing about fire safety and city codes, but my man does. And that's why he's still out there, watching the dying coals.
At any rate, it was a great way to end the long weekend.