Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Proper Brick Patio

My second post, which nearly immediately follows my very first, is about something we did here at the house over two years ago: we built a proper brick patio.

When I say "we" I mean the man in my life. Although my brother Mike and I participated in the moving of very heavy things over a period of days, and my sister Stacey made sure we were fed and watered (or beer'd as it were) it was Gorden as the mason who made sure that, when all was done, the water ran away from the house, bricks were set with precision, and the mortar-free patio would last decades, if not longer. The process was thus:

And so over two years ago, the transformation of our yard began. The patio, by the way, is getting more beautiful with time.