When the outdoor courtyard patio drain is against the house and a tennis ball floats down and clogs it. 6 inches of rain puddles up to create the perfect pond. Whether you want it or not.
With old drainage and an outhouse (check out the toilet paper holder) with a collapsed sewer line. Cracked and heaving concrete screamed rip me out.
So the fireplace is born, the new paver patio, a security height fence/ wall, countertops and an outdoor kitchen island. Not 100% complete but well on its way.