Kelly has been wanting to buy new patio furniture for a while, but I haven’t prioritized it on the spending list. It’s expensive, and generally doesn’t last. I contemplated spending more for a set made with aluminum and Sunbrella, in the interest of longevity, but decided with proper care and maintenance (repainting at the first sign of rust) I could probably make an inexpensive set last quite a while. I did look online and almost bought an aluminum/Sunbrella set anyway, until I saw that the shipping time was close to a month. In the end, we picked up a 7pc dining set and 4pc sitting set from Home Depot, that they keep in stock at our local store.
On the way to the store, a lady rear-ended my truck at a stop light. She’ll need a new bumper, bumper supports, and maybe a few things behind it, but her car was still driveable. My truck didn’t have a scratch.