I also feel an odd feeling of relief to look out at the furniture and not see one store bought item. Everything is dumspter-dove and worked on. I find no reminder of stores, commodification, branding, the ever decreasing quality or that bland monotony found in the goods that stores offer.
Now one can lounge, eat, and sleep in the garden surrounded with life! Tonight a girlfriend is coming over and we'll do a slumber party, yes in the garden. Mikey and I used to sleep on the roof occasionally. Now we're all about the garden. And if you have not yet tried it - run dont walk - go sleep in your garden tonight!!!