Friday, May 14, 2010

Patio progress

There's been a lot of progress on the patio since Monday when they ripped the old deck off.  On Tuesday they came in with an excavator and shovels and created the shape, then they began to build the stone walls.

Much of the stone work was done by this lovely young woman, which pleased me no end.  And she did a very good job.

Here's what it looked like yesterday afternoon.

The main part of the bricks are laid and the stairs are just about finished and you can see the basic shape of the ground level patio.  Bricks still need to be laid on the top level and the edges have to be done.  Unfortunately, they ran out of bricks so we're still waiting for it to be completed.  I guess not much will happen now until Monday.  But we think it's going to be a lovely place to hang out this summer.


  1. Hi Joanna & Harry, Your terrace is looking wonderful, I can't wait to see it finished. Ches

  2. Can't wait till next installment...
    Are the puppies still having a hard time with the torn up back yard ?

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Hi Ches,
    Yes, it's going to be very nice! Come by and see it some time.

    Hey Parsnip,
    The dogs like the new stairs but they're kind of tearing up the sand where the bricks haven't yet been laid. Hopefully it can be re-tamped on Monday.

  4. joanna - that's a sunny sunday morning with a book and tea in the making!!! lucky you. steven

  5. Oh, that's going to be a wonderful place to sit, read, whatever. This is fun...watching your work being done. Thanks.

  6. just imagine when it´s´s gonna be perfect palce to chill down...

    have a nice day

  7. Whoo, that looks so great, Joanna! I can see you will use it to no end for relaxation!


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