As you saw in my post this weekend, we got a lot of pavers delivered to our house Saturday morning
Per our paver-laying instructions, we got out our pipes (to set the right sand depth) and started wheeling sand to the backyard
Once the screeding was done, we were ready to start laying pavers. But once we set that first one down, we realized we didn’t set the correct sand depth. Doh!, so we had to do it again. Thankfully, it didn’t take too long to add a tiny bit more sand, so it didn’t delay us too much.
After dumping in more sand, and screeding it again, we were ready to go!
We made a bridge because it’s super important not to mess with, dent, move or touch the sand once it’s screeded and set. And once the bridge was set up, I started hauling pavers back and Chris started laying them down
When we started the second section we got the screed right the first time 🙂
With the next section it got faster, but working around the garage wall was a bit difficult, so that tacked on some extra time because we made some cuts (usually you make cuts all at the same time, but we decided to not work as efficiently 🙂 hehe)
And by the end of our first day we got 272 sq. ft. done out of 824, which is pretty awesome. That makes for about 1/3 of the space done. However we’ll have a lot of cuts that need to be made, so we’re probably only 1/4 of the way done timing wise
Sunday I worked the Raiders. My call time was 10am with a game time of 1:15, so that didn’t really give me any time to help Chris out. Working on the patio is certainly not a one person job, so we were super excited that Chris’ sister Sarah and her boyfriend Eli were able to carve out a couple hours to come over and help Chris. While I was dealing with this madess (and this is at 9:45am)
Chris, Sarah and Eli laid a decent amount of sq. ft. and Chris was able to get nearly all the cuts done before and after they left, which is pretty awesome. Our picture of how it’s currently looking isn’t so hot because the weather has been a little wacky lately and dumping a ton of rain, then being beautifully sunny. We’re a little freaked out about what the rain will do to the edges, so we’ve been trying to keep them protected (especially over where the downspout pours out)