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.