clickie: (Default)
[personal profile] clickie
Well, actually it took two weekends, one of which was part of spring break, one of which was after. Anyway. My very capable friends Shanna and Andrew decided that my backyard was a disgrace and needed to be fixed. So, we built a concrete paver patio. It is approximately 250 square feet of paved backyard fun. It required measuring, selecting pavers, digging, gravelling, compacting, and laying in of pavers and planters. Of those, I only knew how to do the first two before two weekends ago. Andrew laughed at me when I first tried shoveling to dig up the base of the patio. Shanna, as a fellow short girl, but as a person who apparently once apprenticed with a stonemason, taught me proper shovelling technique. I learned real skills!

While I may not have had any manual labor skills, I will say that my calculations were not very far off. I needed to return 10 pavers, buy 10 more blocks, and would've had just the right amount of sand if the Home Depot guy hadn't talked me down in my sand purchasing.

Here is the pit that was the backyard before. You can see why it needed to be fixed! The dogs are Lola, Shanna and Andrew's Weimaraner, and Lucas, my advisor's Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican hairless dog).

My Illustrator layout, to show how dorky I am:

New patio! Brett and Jodie seem to like it.

Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

February 2009

8910 11121314

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 02:22 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios