I was happy to hear that the government stimulus checks were going out a week earlier than previously expected. We've long been planning to use ours to put in a new patio - either concrete or brick paved. Once we know who's doing that we can recruit all of our friends to tear out the yucky old deck that's there now. And afterwards, who knows? Maybe we'll get some new patio furniture and really spruce it up before Maggie's birthday party in July.