Awnings to the Rescue!

Memorial Day Washout Another Memorial Day weekend, and another family BBQ! Or is it? The weather this year is hardly inspiring anyone to get out their grills – at least not without a wet-suit. If anything, it looks like this Memorial Day is going to be a washout.Which is kind of annoying! Because normally, this is the weekend that kind of marks the beginning of summer. It’s when we can usually expect the weather to be reasonable for outdoor activities. Yet here we are with darkened skies, b...

Better Outdoor Living: Nature, But Not TOO Close!

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The Problems of Outdoor Living When I was a kid, I really didn’t care about things like bug bites, or staying in the shade. I just wanted to be outside and having adventures. As I’ve gotten older though, I find myself less enthusiastic about getting eaten alive by bugs, or sunburn. It’s not that I don’t want to be outside per se, it’s just that I don’t want the outside to get...I dunno, too personal with me.See, I like being outside in summer (even if it can get miserably hot). I like the f...