Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hard Work Hasn't Killed Me Yet



And there are pictures, so that meant I didn't kill anyone else, either. (Celebrate the small victories, people!)


After days of digging and raking, we spent another tamping the dirt down, trying to get it level.


Even though we were very tired and wanted to quit, we knew we couldn't. For my cat would never be clean again.




Another day of laying the paver base and leveling out the sand. Then another laying the blocks.




And just one more adding the final touches (like my solar garden lights!),



and the patio was finally DONE.


Now we're too broke to buy chairs to sit on the patio, but it still looks nice, right? Right?


16 comments:

Kristina said...

Right!


Check you out....Miss thang with a patio :) me likes.

Butrfly4404 said...

I wish you and T could have seen it Sunday! I can't believe I completely forgot about my mom! (But I am SOOOO lucky that I remembered! haah.)

Miss Kate said...

I love your cheerful flowers! Orange is my favorite.

Whiskeymarie said...

Looks great!
Next summer- chairs.
Baby steps...
;)

MommasWorld said...

I didn't even have to build my porch or anything and I still did not buy chairs for any of them he.he.he.

LOVE IT! It looks GREAT! Its so priddy!

Worker Mommy said...

You have mad patio building skillz!

I'm impressed!

exskindiver said...

now is the time to buy it though...remember end of summer sales?

very flat patio (as it should be)
except if we did that ourselves, it would never look as good as that.

Galing!!! (that means great job in tagalog)

Cherann said...

Looks beautiful! Don't worry about the furniture. Baby steps. Furniture is expensive, doing a yard is expensive, so do one thing at a time.

Canadian flake said...

wtg and congrats. It looks great and you did an awesome job.

Wish I could get my gnome to program the darn VCR.

Enjoy a job well done!!!

Kelly said...

Wow, looks good to me! But the real question is how did you con your husband into helping because man, I am looking for some tips!

Virtualsprite said...

Fab patio! Absolutely wonderful. Who needs chairs anyway?

Amy said...

It looks great!

Carla said...

Perfect! I have some Little Tikes chairs I could borrow you....

Brillig said...

Wow. You can come to my place now and work your magic, 'kay?

Honestly, it looks great--though I BET it was exhausting!!!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Wow! My house is next, right?

Life As I Know It said...

Very impressive!
We need to build a patio too, but have no clue how to do it ourselves.
nice job!