Monday, August 4, 2008

...and good night

OK, the dirt pile is gone (except the little bit we still need). The guy came & got the rest this morning, bless his little heart:


Not sure you can see it in the dark. We had a bit of a patio-marathon and didn't get to pictures until LATE.

And patio #2 is about 3/4 installed. Then it got dark. And we're sore. And tired. And I literally wore through 2 pairs of gloves and Ken wore through his leather gloves. And it keeps frigging raining and the tarp only covered about 3/4 of the patio. And I had a slug on my leg, inside my pants. They were everywhere. Note to self: anytime there's a pile of bricks sitting around for over a year, it becomes bug-mania. Eeew. And we went through a lot of really disgusting, wet, mucky clothes. And I had sand ground into my knee and arm so hard, it was like a suit of chain mail.

Here it is, in the dark, just after we called it a night:


Love it, love it, love it. We'll finish up this week, hopefully in the evenings (have to go back to the real job tomorrow).

Passing out now. 'Night.

6 comments:

B. Williams said...

Reminds me of the time I tiled the bathroom floor with hex tiles. I started at 7:00 at night and finished at 7:00 the next morning. Talk about marathon.

Susie said...

Holy cow! Holy cats! Holy bricks! It looks amazing! I can't wait to see it in full light. Maybe we can get together some evening next week so we can see all your hard work :)

Sandy said...

If it looks that good in the dark, it will look spectacular in the daylight! You are one hard-working couple!!

Melinda said...

It looks amazing! I can't wait to see it finished and in better light.

Karen Anne said...

That looks super!

Is there anything better than working flat out, getting filthy in the process, then having a hot bath or shower and a good warm meal?

Jason said...

Looks great - excited to see it in the daylight! We have some brickwork we'd like to do under our porch, and I imagine the process is just so tactile and satisfying (and filthy, naturally).