Amazing how far behind we can fall in such a short time! Steven started to finish our backyard patio over 3 years ago. He made a huge dent in our large yard at that time. We were sure that the following year we (lol I me he, I suck at cement pouring) would make even more progress. Nada, not a chance, I fell and broke my wrist and Steven was taking care of me for that summer. Last year, we were dealing with family issues and the time slipped away quickly. Seriously, the yard has been at a stand still for a couple years.
Well, with the back yard being chosen as our son’s wedding venue, we are (oops Steven is) busting his fanny to complete the patio before the big day. This is where the patio has sat for some time….
Off to the left is the finished portion of the patio, hard to see in the shade. Then, a fancy template and a pallet and a half of cement later……
Steven has finished a huge area, you can see the older pavers, they are much darker in the background. We have a fire pit right behind the wheelbarrow. Our plan is to lay pea gravel around the pit next.
Every winter we talk about installing a step to level out the ground and putting a stop to the river of water that flows through the middle of the yard. Now was the time to do it……
I couldn’t believe the amount of dirt we had to move to level out the lower patio. He has now finished this end of the patio, the pavers extend all the way to the step. It is beautiful! Better pictures to come as we get it cleaned up and finish the other end of the patio.
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful DIYer for a husband/partner…… Cyn