I knew that I wanted to take full advantage of the summer in Saskatchewan. So, I reduced my work load at the university (I'm still teaching ESL) because I wanted to spend more time with myself, my friends, and family -- less time inside, more time outside.
So this year I turned my backyard concrete slab into a pretty cool place to chillax.
I was on a mad budget (another side effect of the separation) but I was going to splurge on myself a little. I set out to spend about $1200 to redo the backyard.
I started with black rubber mats on the concrete. I bought some furniture that fit the space perfectly.