Before. Nice, huh? The part that has no grass is where Ralph stands and barks at the other dogs when they get ready to go inside…
It’s a great base for a patio though. Bill and I have been wanting to put in a patio since we bought the house 6 years ago.
We have 3 teenage boys in our house. And they all helped out . The one that isn’t ours actually did the most work…imagine that…
This guy was worn out.
So I “made” him take me out for dinner
Then put them all back to work on Sunday morning.
Can you say LOTS OF SAND?
Many trips were made back and forth to Menards to pick up sand. 5 trips in all, I think. The allroad hauled most of the sand.
A boom truck delivered our pallet of block on Sunday along with our 17 additional 1/4 circle blocks.
Shocked that this kid helped out.
Finally laying blocks.
They called in the project engineer after I caught him laying the blocks out from the wrong starting point…
This kid mowed the front yard while they worked on Sunday.
After two days off (well…2 days off from the patio, since he had to work) on Wednesday he was ready to finish things up.
Laying the last of the blocks.
All cleared off.
Tiggy is enjoying the patio when it FINALLY warms up a little on Saturday.
I decided that I could handle putting the table together myself today.
And this is what it looks like now.
I LOVE it. So AWESOME!
I haven’t quite decided on all of the landscaping yet and we still have a few more things to do, but it is looking good and I CANNOT wait to have people over to enjoy!