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.


Anonymous 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?

Anonymous 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).