After looking at the pile of reclaimed bricks our builder found for us many months ago, we finally were able to start laying the patio. After leveling the ground and laying the weed-control fabric down, we decided on the herring bone pattern for the bricks. Shelby and Mike laid most of the bricks (which we forgot to take pictures of), and then Mike and Maggie started spreading some dirt around the patio border and in between the bricks.
The dirt came from the rain garden which was dug out by a backhoe a couple days ago. The dirt was placed where our vegetable garden will be.
Eventually, we'll be through with all this back-breaking work!
A retired Certified Portfolio Manager and financial advisor, Mike now hosts and produces the the award-winning SC Business Review on ETV Radio each day at 7:52am. More info can be found at www.etvradio.org/scbr. He and his wife Maggie also own and operate Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company. More info can be found at www.magnoliacarts.com. Mike and Maggie also recently built a LEED Gold certified home in Blythewood, SC. More info can be found at http://switzergreenhome.blogspot.com. Mike also serves on the Blythewood town planning commission.