I went outside early with my camera and was able to find a cicada willing to pose for me. Isn't he handsome? He thinks he is. Too bad I can't record how LOUD he is.
Every time I walk outside I pass a million little things to do. Each one tries to get my attention...me, me, look at me! (ok, I don't really hear voices) This old fire pit that came from the the Bad Renters was rusting away next to my mobile home. I didn't really want to move it in to the garage because I will forget about it.
I bought a can of BBQ high heat Rustoleum paint a few months ago with this fire pit in mind. Finally all of the stars aligned and I had the time, shade, tools, and right wind conditions for the project. I scrubbed it with a wire brush and sprayed it with paint.
It still needs a little bit of work on the inside but this is a good start. I want to put bricks under it's feet so that they don't sit on the wet ground and put a trash bag over it when it starts raining again. Some day I will have a covered patio for it to sit under or maybe I will just give it away. For now I have a cool fire pit to play with!