This apartment is lame. Not because it's 1970's construction, rather due to the fact that the "deck" above this lower patio has one glaring flaw...
....it has no solid floor! So if the lower tenant wants to sit outside, well, it's just not cool if the upstairs tenant is outdoors also. (Not to mention the particulate matter/"stranger dirt" that rains down always.) What to do?
I found the solution at The LA Shop ! They have a huge variety of items for outdoor living, pets, and just about anything else you can think of - and I found this great market umbrella. Very sturdy, and large enough to stop the gross "rain of terror". The summer patio enjoyment is saved!
Disclaimer: The LA Shop gave me this complimentary umbrella in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are honest and all my own.