So we are making progress on the patio.
You can see that the walls have been painted and the structure of the bench which surrounds the sink has been constructed.
The floor has been painted.
We have spent a bit more than the $350 we had hoped to spend. A major unforseen expense was getting the pest control company to move the white ant bait stations -a $230 cost we had not anticipated. The floor paint was a bit more than expected, too.
Nevertheless it is going to look good for some time to come.
Soon I will be back with an update once the floor has had a second coat and we have returned all the furniture and finished the bench!