Chairman Part 2

Garden update. A few days ago, on a rainy day and Mr. Bowie’s birthday (he would have turned 12), a crew of technicians and workmen arrived at my home. They brought a lot of heavy duty material to install a construction covering the terrace outside my kitchen.

Lately, we’re having a lot of rainy days and I would love to stay outside having my coffee instead of running inside for shelter. I decided to use the same materials like the carport; dark grey painted posts made of aluminium and transparent polycarbonate panels. Can you spot Jimi in the photograph?

After the construction was finished we had some heavy rain showers but we could enjoy our coffees without running for shelter.

Jimi also likes this new place a lot. Immediately, the chairman picked his favourite spot on the wooden bench. It looks like I have to look for another spot…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

84 responses

  1. What a WONDERFUL addition to the house……brilliant idea and beautiful too! Jimi obviously approves (yes we saw him spying on the workers!). Now you can enjoy a drink or a meal or a meeting of the minds (!) without being rained upon……I suggest a big chocolate celebration (with a treat for Jimi too of course).

    Hugs, Pam

    • Hi Pam. Thank you so much for your kind comment! We especially liked your suggestion about a chocolate celebration, guess I have to go shopping right now… 😉
      The workmen enjoyed Jimi keeping an eye on their progress and loved his company.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    • Thank you! I’m very happy with the result. And it’s so funny, Jimi immediately knew from day 1 it’s a good place to run to when it starts raining… A very wise chairman… 😉

    • Hi Charles! We had a coffee this morning outside, while it was raining but we didn’t had to look for a shelter this time…

      • That’s great. We have a carport here and a covered porch at our other house but I never really thought about enjoying the rain. I think next time it rains I’ll have to grab my coffee and go outside. 🙂

    • Dank je wel! Ik heb al elke voormiddag een espresso gedronken in de regen… Echt heel, heel gezellig! 😉

  2. That’s a really great idea for shelter while allowing sunlight through. I am sure you will enjoy many coffees out there now. 🙂
    It took me a while to spot Jimi hiding in the door way. He blends in very well, being dark. 😀
    And of course Jimi would pick the wooden bench! It even looks like he has his own little mat to sit on. 😀

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! We had a coffee this morning outside, while it was raining and we enjoyed it… Jimi also realises he can stay dry under this roof. He’s a smart little fellow…
      I got that mat especially for Jimi so his wet paws become dry! 😉

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  3. Really nice covers. Its so much fun to sit out in the rain and not get wet. Jimi did a wonderful job supervising that project.

    • Hi Tim. I’m really happy with the new construction above my head outside the kitchen. It was so funny to see Jimi immediately realising that this is the perfect place to stay dry.
      I had my first coffee this morning while it was raining, and I didn’t get wet… And Jimi joined me on the wooden bench.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m so happy with this addition outside the kitchen. It’s fun drinking coffee and not getting wet… 😉
      Wishing you a great weekend!

    • Oh yes, it is! Thank you!
      Looking forward having my morning coffees outside in a dry place from now on… Have a nice weekend!

    • Jimi is the best supervisor but… you need to bribe him sometimes with treats to get things done the way you like it! 😉

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment!
      I’m so tired of the rainy days… We’re having rain every day since the end of March I guess. Thank goodness I can stay outside from now on while having my coffees. But the temperatures are way too low for May, somewhere around 15°C.

      Wishing you a great weekend, my friend!

  4. Herman you are blessed to have such good workmen. It must be that little feline supervisor keeping an eye on things from the doorway. I love your idea for a rainy day cover and it came out so well. Some day I want to have a catio and such a roof would be lovely. It looks like it would be nice even in a light snow to have a hot coffee out there.

    • Hi Angela. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m very happy with the result of the construction. I was enjoying my morning coffee outside while it was raining today. Guess I’ll be having breakfast outside real soon… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you so much! Glad you liked this post!
      The workmen had a great time with Jimi keeping and eye on them. They asked if he could come outside to help them. But I said ‘No no no…’, a chairman doesn’t go outside to help his crew… 😉

      Wishing you a great weekend! Jimi sends his regards to LC!

      • Haha, we also had workmen round recently whereas Louis Catorze went out of his way to slow them down and to be as irritating as possible. 🤣🤣🤣 Hope you have a good weekend too!

        • Thank you!
          Hahaha… I can picture the scene with Louis Catorze irritating the working crew! So funny…

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m afraid you are right… If I want to use this place I have to ask permission from the chairman…
      Wishing you a great weekend!

  5. Very stylish (and practical). Your garden is really cool with rock, brick and trimmed hedges. Have you hired a garden designer or maybe you have a great eye for this. A gorgeous place for you and Jimi to enjoy coffee and each other. 💗 K

    • Hi Kelly. I have a garden designer on the payroll. I love a beautiful garden but I don’t want to work in it. I prefer to relax and drink espresso… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend! Jimi sends his regards!

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! Well, I need to take good care of my chairman so he stays very happy. Meanwhile I can also enjoy having an espresso outside while it’s raining…

    • Thanks to Jimi all went well and the workmen finished the job without having problems.
      Wishing you a great weekend!

  6. Such a nice upgrade to your garden space. I like how the polycarbonate panels allows light through. If you lived in Colorado, it might be advised to use sturdier material than the panels since we have a hail threat during summer and must be able to handle a snow and ice load in winter.

    • Hi David. The construction and polycarbonate panels are very strong. My carport was made exactly the same 12 years ago and I never had any issues or problems so far. But the climate in this part of the world is probably not so extreme as in Colorado. And just to be sure, I have a very good insurance policy. 😉
      We already had some fine moments out there, Jimi and I, during the rain showers. Glad I can spent more time outside.

      Wishing you a great weekend, my friend!

    • Hi Patricia. Thank goodness! I was afraid I would get blocked from this terrace by the chairman… 😉
      Looking forward spending time together in a dry place!

  7. Herman, that is such a wonderful addition to your place, where you can sit down on a rain day. Well I hope
    that there will be more sunny days, rather than rainy days. Where it probably will be a great shield for sunny days. Chairman Jimi, did a good job watching over the workmen’s great job, hiding behind the door. I am sure he approved their good work, because now he is already claiming his favorite spot. That’s what our cats do, wish you luck to find your favorite place to enjoy your coffee or just relaxing for the day. Meow says Moshu to Jimi.

    • Hi Cornelia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m very happy with this new spot in the garden. It will definitely be my favourite spot for sure. It was so funny to see that Jimi immediately knew he could hide from the rain in this place, right from the first day.
      Wishing you a great weekend, my friend! Jimi sends his regards to Moshu!

    • Hi Polly. Thank you so much for your kind comment. You’re so right, Jimi really deserves some extra treats for his supervision on this project. We’re both very happy with this new fine spot in the garden.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  8. It looks great. There is nothing quite like sitting outside in rain (the heavier the better) while staying dry yourself….. according to my 2 cats. There looks enough space to share though. Enjoy!

    • Hi Gina. I love the sound of heavy rainfall, especially at night. I’m a light sleeper but the sound of rain helps me to relax and sleep better.
      Glad you liked this post! Wishing you a great weekend!

  9. I spotted Jimi! 🙂 That is a wonderful idea, Herman, and it looks great! A nice place to have coffee and hang out with Jimi on a rainy day. Hugs to both of you from all of us here. ❤

    • Thank you so much, Lavinia! We’re both very happy with this new place in the garden. It was so funny to see that Jimi immediately knew he could use this spot for a shelter while it is raining.
      Sending you hugs, my dear friend!

  10. That looks wonderful! No wonder you were looking forward to it so much. Now you can sit out there so much and enjoy your garden, and Jimi likes it too!

    • Oh yes, we’re both very happy with this new spot in the garden. It was so funny that Jimi immediately realised he could hide from the rain from now on. We’re still having rain every day, for so many weeks… Looking forward to warmer sunny days…

      PS: thanks for the tweet! 🙂

    • Hi Christine. Thank you so much for your kind comment. We’re both so happy with our new spot in the garden. We’re having rain for so many weeks now but from now on we can stay dry and be outside…

  11. Herman, the new rain-free, coffee corner addendum is fabulous! It’s a great addition to your home and the yard and you can still see the sky from where you and Jimi are sitting. Enjoy!

    • Hi Mary. Thank you so much for your kind comment. We have been using our new spot every day because it keeps on raining, so many, many weeks… And it was so funny Jimi immediately knew he could use it for a shelter when it’s raining. What a smart little guy… And he loves to keep me company on the bench!

  12. jimi…DOOD !!!!!! how awesum is thiz !!! ewe and dad can now N joy de grate outdoorz; even if de heavenz frum de grate out doorz, iz knot sew grate…:) de werkerz did an pawtastic job; pleez N joy sum chair time for uz with thanx…. happee week a head two ewe N dad & stay healthee ♥♥♥

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! You are always welcome to join me for coffee and treats for the cats!
      Wishing you a great week!

    • Hi Julie. Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      The new spot is really great, especially these days because we’re having rain fall every day for weeks now. Jimi knew from day 1 he could hide from the rain on the wooden bench. What a smart little fellow…

    • Thank you so much, Hedy! Glad you liked the post.
      We’re ready for ice cream outside in our new spot because summer finally arrived… 😉

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