Here's the story, start to finish.
Wacking almost done:
Screeding sand then laying brick (a.k.a. hurting selves for 3 days):
Note: some of my shirt sleeves seem tighter. I seriously think I've developed bigger biceps from this project. Seriously. Not kidding. A brick weighs about 5 lbs on average. We moved 2000 bricks around at least twice (getting them here, putting in patio). That means we moved 5 TONS of bricks. I placed almost every single one of them in the past several days. That's right, my arms have lifted 5 tons in the past few days. That can't be good for you. Or else - Olympics, here I come! Discus, shotput, or weightlifting? What do you think? No disrespect to Ken - he moved most of the bricks across the yard, handed them to me, or cleaned & cut them. So he lifted 5 tons too.