9:37 p.m. — Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wow, this summer has really flown by! The patio has been completed for at least a month, but I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to write about it until now. Unfortunately, it's dark outside right now and I haven't taken pictures of it yet, so for now I'll just have to post pictures of what's happened since I last posted...
We ended up needing another pallette of brick delivered:
See how the little forklift fit onto the end of the truck, below? Pretty cool.
So here's where we left off:
After laying the brick next to the side steps for the garbage cans, Ryan laid the path between the shed and the garden beds. Somehow — despite all his careful leveling — the middle still sunk down a bit, so he took out a bunch of bricks and reset them:
It's so beautiful! And Lily loves running up and down the path, or riding her tricycle around (via foot power Flintstones-style...she's still too short to reach the pedals).
Here's the view from our upstairs window at the end of the Hallway to Nowhere:
Final photos to come. For now, you'll have to be satisfied with this picture I took with my phone yesterday of the "albino" deer that has roamed our yards (and eaten our plants!) for years:
11:31 a.m. — Wednesday, September 24, 2008
View from the kitchen steps:
View from the upstairs window:
A third stepping stone path will go to the right of the current garden beds. A raised bed will go to the right of the shed (to match the left side), with another stepping stone path to the right of that. Then a fence will run the whole length of the end of the driveway, to the right of everything. An arbor with a double gate will go between the fence on the walk. We just can't seem to find what we want. ;)
Special thanks to my parents for providing us with the gray pavers that make up the interior of our patio. They were leftover from my parents' new driveway and conventiently found their way to our house.
Here's a close-up of the garden stepping stone paths:
They are made of slates on crushed gray rock on plastic weed barrier on QP stone on dirt. We've had the slates sitting around in stacks for years. It's nice to finally have something to do with them. I think we still have enough to run a double-wide path of them from the back of the patio, down the little slope, to the rear stairs in back of the house.
Whoops, Jacob is waking up already! Gotta go.