We have a new bench now

@JudyEv (255357)
Rockingham, Australia
October 8, 2021 10:04pm CST
I mentioned before that, now we’re living in the city, it’s easier to catch up, and keep up, with old friends. A couple came to visit us yesterday. They were keen to see our new home. We visited them last week. The husband is a Vietnam vet with attendant problems but busies himself in a well-set-up workshop. He made this bench which now graces our patio area. It’s a bit different but that’s okay. We don’t mind different. We showed the clubhouse and the pile of items nearby which are awaiting the kerbside pickup. He found two very nice chair frames and Vince picked up a small worktable that can be widened or shortened. We left ours behind but this one will be quite useful. He has offered Vince the use of workshop and tools if ever he needs them so that was nice of him. We are going to a niece’s 48th birthday barbecue later today then staying with her father, (Vince’s brother) and attending a 70th birthday on Sunday. Never a dull moment at the moment.
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@DaddyEvil (58467)
• United States
9 Oct
I think that's a find looking bench! I hope you and Vince get a lot of use out of it. I hope you both enjoy your weekend...
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
The weekend was fun thanks. I'll buy cushions to sit on but otherwise the bench is more comfortable than you might imagine.
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@DaddyEvil (58467)
• United States
11 Oct
@JudyEv I'm glad and you're welcome. My tush gets tired after sitting on a wooden bench for too long. Cushions would be a nice addition.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@DaddyEvil We bought cushions today at Ikea.
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@JimBo452020 (63815)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Oct
That's a nice bench Judy.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
It doesn't look particularly comfortable but it is. I might buy some cushions for it though.
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@JimBo452020 (63815)
• Montrose, Scotland
10 Oct
@JudyEv I have never seen a bench like it before
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@JimBo452020 I doubt there'd be too many like it.
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@Ronrybs (12481)
• London, England
9 Oct
I like it, a bit of talking piece. Keep thinking about a lounger for the garden, but have never done anything about it
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
A lounger would be nice but we have so little room here we probably won't do anything about it either.
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@Ronrybs (12481)
• London, England
10 Oct
@JudyEv My place is so small I have nowhere to store it over winter
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@Ronrybs That would be a problem. Houses there (and in Ireland) do seem very small compared to some of ours.
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
9 Oct
Enjoy the parties that you are going to. Curious as to why the back rest was made like that.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
No particular reason just that our friend had some chair backs and thought he would utilise them.
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
11 Oct
@JudyEv that makes sense. Thanks.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
9 Oct
Love the bench. So kind of him to make it for you.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
We paid him for the materials but yes, it was kind of him.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv Sounds great. He did a nice job.
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@dgobucks226 (28250)
9 Oct
Nice looking bench with an unusual design!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
It's pretty unique, isn't it?
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@dgobucks226 (28250)
13 Oct
@JudyEv indeed
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
9 Oct
That looks great! So nice you got it for free.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
He was going to give it to us but we paid him the value of the materials.
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv That sounds readonable.
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
9 Oct
i like that bench - very creative! invites one to sit!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
I don't think we'll see another one like it for a while.
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv that is the best kind of bench - makes your house unique!
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
This bench is pretty, not sure how much comfortable, but cute. You are living a full life now, I hope you are happy at your new place.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
I know what you're saying. It doesn't look particularly comfortable but it is although I will buy cushions to sit on.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
10 Oct
@JudyEv With cushions on it I am sure you will be fine there.
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@Deepizzaguy (55976)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Oct
I like the look of the bench.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
Thanks. It's a bit different but we like it too.
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@Deepizzaguy (55976)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
10 Oct
@JudyEv You are welcome.
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@1creekgirl (27480)
• United States
9 Oct
That's a very different and really cool bench!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
I don't think we'll see too many more that look like this! lol
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@1creekgirl (27480)
• United States
10 Oct
@JudyEv It's definitely one of a kind! I love unusual things like that.
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@LindaOHio (76382)
• United States
9 Oct
Cool looking bench. Hope you had sun at the barbecue and will have fun at the birthday party.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
We're home again now and have been celebrating for a long time it seems. It was nice to catch up with people we hadn't seem for a long time but I think we might be in bed early.
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@sjvg1976 (30192)
• Delhi, India
9 Oct
Hope you have a nice weekend at Vince's brother's home. The bench is looking good. You may be able to spend time watching things outside while sitting on it.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
The weekend went very well but I think we might be going to bed early tonight. We're both a bit tired.
@wolfgirl569 (49080)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Oct
I like that with the chair backs.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
It's a bit different but quite comfortable.
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@DeborahDiane (35834)
• Laguna Woods, California
9 Oct
@JudyEv - I LOVE that bench. It is very unique and will be a perfect way to enjoy time outdoors with friends. It is beautiful. In the glass door next to the bench, am I seeing a reflection of your patio, or am I looking through the door to another patio area? I couldn't tell in the photo.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
Thanks. The reflection, which I took no notice of before, is of our patio.
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Oct
@JudyEv - It looks like a nice size patio. with a view of the street. Since your climate is similar to ours, I am sure you will get a lot of use out of your outdoor spaces there. My husband and I just went to Home Depot and bought some bricks to extend our small patio. Since our original patio was converted to a sunroom, our remaining patio is pretty tiny. I have wanted to extend it for a couple of years. I am very pleased with how the brick extension looks, and I think I will stop by Home Depot tomorrow and get more of the bricks. We still have a little more space we can extend into, and I want to take advantage of it! It was a cheap and easy change, and we did it ourselves!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
@DeborahDiane Good for you. We might need blinds/curtains of some sort on ours for the summer. We have some paving to do down the side of the house too but we can expand too much.
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• United States
17 Oct
That is a really nice bench.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Oct
Thanks - and it's a one-off which doesn't worry us too much but it's nice to have something a bit different.
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• United States
18 Oct
@JudyEv I love unique pieces. If we actually stayed in one place for any real period of time, I think that I'd have acquired some, but we move every little bit. Getting a nice home in a decent area seems to be the impossible dream here.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Oct
@wilsongoddard Hopefully we're at the end of our tether here, so to speak. We're in our mid-70s so I can't see us moving again.
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@oahuwriter (17796)
• United States
11 Oct
I like the bench, very creative! New friends, nice! Have a splendid time at your parties! My weekend, quiet, though in America, it's Columbus day weekend. Just saw post, at Canada it's Thanksgiving weekend.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
Apparently Canada's Thanksgiving is a different day to the USA.
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@oahuwriter (17796)
• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv Indeed! Does Australia have Thanksgiving day?
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Oct
@oahuwriter We have a day to celebrate the landing of Europeans but we don't call it Thanksgiving. We used to call it Australia Day but our indigenous people are objecting and calling it Invasion Day (when the whites invaded their land) so we have a holiday but the new name hasn't really been determined yet.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
10 Oct
It’s an unusual bench, I like it.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
I was surprised when I first sat on it that it is actually quite comfortable. It doesn't really look it.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Oct
@JudyEv It’s a nice piece of furniture anyway.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@RubyHawk Thanks
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@just4him (255296)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
That's a unique bench. I'm sure you will get a lot of use from it. I love it. I'm sure you will get a lot of comments and compliments on it.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
It is surprisingly comfortable and the backs are good too.
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@just4him (255296)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
@JudyEv It looks like it would be comfortable.
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@cherigucchi (13036)
• Philippines
9 Oct
What a wonderful bench. Surely you will enjoy it.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Oct
It is certainly different but yes, I'm sure we'll enjoy sitting on it.
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@cherigucchi (13036)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@JudyEv I know that for sure.
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