Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back in the game

It's been a dull few weeks for this household seeing as we both caught a cold and mine was bad enough that I can't breathe well all of the time. So, we've been piddling around with little chores here and there but mostly laying on the couch convalescing. This weekend brought 60+ degree weather and we figured that we might feel a little better after an afternoon in the sun. I had just the project for a warm February day! A new pathway.

We have around 800 bricks from the chimney that our circle of friends helped us deconstruct last January. Justin and I built a walk between the curb and the sidewalk in the front today using about 1/4 of the brick pile. This is the first of the hardscape projects that I have planned for the first half of 2010. We'll be tackling the backyard next and installing a patio, several walkways around the patio, and a new back stoop/deck. However, for this sunny February Sunday, we just have a new walkway.

Here's Justin tamping down the gravel for a solid base:

And the finished product:

And here's Justin in true filth. He not only covered with brick dust but also car grease from "fixing" the muffler on the old pickup. By "fix", I mean remove.

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