We just added a new concrete pad to our backyard. I'm thrilled, for several reasons.
1). More room to spread our patio furniture out. We have a six-person table, two chairs and a two-person glider stuffed onto a tiny square of concrete right off the back door. In addition, we have a grill and an umbrella (collapsed, and home to lizards and spiders). I can't wait to actually use more than one chair!
2). Bigger area to grill. Our current grill is a miniature. It might fit into a dollhouse, y'all. So, I'm happy to let you know that I'm in the running to win something bigger, and you can be, as well. Check this out!
3). Our grass was dead. Somehow or another, we slowly developed a beach in our backyard. Rain gutters are a joke sometimes, and our backyard area is no exception. Water continuously cascaded over our gutter, bringing with it a ton of sand, which killed the grass. It's weird. Now? We have a concrete pad. Problem solved.
So, whether I win a grill or not, I win anyway. More space for chillin' means I'm a happy camper.