Hot Tub for Sale
I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug big time. I have my heart set on planting a fall garden but unless I do it in the front yard there’s just no space. I’ve seen plenty of front yard gardens and they are great looking, but I’d like to keep ours as is, at least for now. Unfortunately, we live in the city and outdoor space is at a premium. Something has to be sacrificed if I’m going to have that beautiful vegetable garden I’ve been dreaming of. Turns out, it’s the hot tub. Yes, there’s a hot tub for sale at our house.
Curse Mick for taking a picture of it that makes me want to jump in and never get out.
Still, there’s reality to consider, and that’s what this post is really about. It’s about learning what gets meaningful use in and around your home and what’s really just taking up space.
For years I said I wanted a pool, or at least a hot tub. It just seemed like such a luxury, such a wonderful thing that I’d use every single day. This home came with a hot tub and I was convinced it would be well-used and well-loved.
We’ve lived in this home for about a year and a half and if we’ve used the tub twenty times, I’d be surprised. Months go by and we don’t even glance at it. It’s been seriously neglected, and it takes up a lot of premium yard space. I finally had to admit to myself that while the hot tub is nice to have, it requires a lot of upkeep and if it’s not getting used regularly there’s no point in having it.
Even if it looks so inviting and refreshing!
Mick, being the peach that he is, went to work cleaning it up and took some great pictures of it. He posted it on Craigslist yesterday and within hours a guy came by to check it out and gave us a deposit. It’ll be out of our yard today or tomorrow, which means I can start some serious planning for my fall garden. Oh, don’t worry, you’ll hear all about it.
This makes me very happy. I’ll be a little sad to see my beautiful hot tub go, but in the end, I hope I’ll be too busy enjoying lovely homegrown vegetables to think about it very much.