I think they're done. They still need to get their stuff out of the driveway, but it sure looks finished to me. They'll be back in about a week to acid wash it, but it's finally done! I know we promised everyone a party once it was complete, so guess we'll have to start picking out a date.
Here are Chris and I on Sunday with an almost done patio behind us. (Photo courtesy my dad)
These are from this evening. From the front:
From the side:
From the back:
And a close up of the steps and some stone: Berkley says hi.
Yup, we're a two Audi household again. I was sick of driving the Volvo every day and with a little push from Chris, sold it and got a Wagon. It's a 2006 A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro. There's still plenty of room for the dogs and some of their stuff might have to ride on top when we go to trials, but for something I'm going to have to drive almost everyday, I'm going to love this so much more. Now I just need to come up with something for the tags. Obviously K9Z XC90 will have to be retired.
It's been 2½ days since the last pictures we're taken. We have most of the patio down and they've started the walls.
Looks like they got all the side stone on the steps too.
My friend Kerry of K & R Photography had her first infant session the other day. I think she got some great pics:
We got the rest of the materials for the patio delivered today.
Here's what our driveway looked like when we got home:
Hopefully they'll finish before the weekend. Chris' car is now trapped in the garage behind the sand. Good thing we drive to work together.
The pictures aren't that great 'cause it just poured and is a little over cast. Plus I went to meet this guy after work so I got home late. Don't worry Chris, it's just Chris' friend who might have a job for me
Looking down our side yard:
From the side: Where the carvings along the edge are, that's where the seating wall will go.
From the back:
And finally a close up: Guess it doesn't have to be perfect when you've got stone going over top of it.
Looks like we might be ready for concrete. They have the form made, the gravel down, and the re-bar (sp?) in.
They're really good with covering the area with plastic:
This is what it looks like underneath the plastic:
And the emergence of what appears to be steps:
They started digging today. They didn't start the actual digging until 4:30 or so and it looks like it's going to be a lot of work. From the little they dug up there were a few bricks and some other construction debris (no wonder our yard is so uneven). Before they dug it out, they placed stakes around the perimeter and removed the grass. The rolled it up and put it aside. No pictures today since all you'd see is the area covered with a piece of plastic and a couple of wheelbarrows.
On a separate note, Cisco played fetch with the neighborhood kids this evening. They were all out front riding bikes and then the next thing I know they're all out back with us. They all wanted to throw the ball, so he got to play lots of fetch. He wouldn't drop the ball for any of them, which was probably a good thing since I was then able to hold his collar while they threw it to avoid him knocking anyone down. He also likes to give chase. When they run, he'll run along side them. Poor guy is really beat now. I had to promise the kids he would play with them again so I could get him inside.