In the far back of the garden sits the gazebo. It was originally built by my husband and our then future son-in-law for our daughter's wedding. It became a destination spot for him, his students, or colleagues, whenever they came to the house to confer, and a fun place to sit near the pond with the morning paper and a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine when friends came for dinner.
Over the years it had began to slowly fall apart and I realized that something needed to be done. But what? Because of the wonderful memories attached to it, plus the very empty place it would leave in the garden I really didn't want to tear it down...and what ever I did I wanted to do it in a financially feasible way.
...thus, I was pondering the best solution when last winter a devastating windstorm came through and completely tore off the old lattice roof. Now I really had to make a decision and this is what I did.
~ A new tin roof ~
I had my wonderful handyman Juan replace the supporting beams, the damaged lattice, and put on the new tin roof. The weather vane is also a new addition. I love the results and now with a protective solid roof the structure should last for several more years.
Once the climbing roses grow back I think it is going to be lovely. Now both the gazebo and the memories are intact...I am so lucky.
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