The idea seemed easy,
pave our little world.
The plan was a summer project,
and now it's summer!
The easy place would be inside the fence,
where there are no borders just flat dirt.
I didn't write about this,
but during the wheel swap on the merc,
a jack stand was mounted on the dirt/cement,
and kinda slipped.
just a wake up of how we could use every precious square foot of hard land.
In addition the weeds won't get so crazy,
and the dirt will not blow into the garage.
we whipped through a couple rows,
realizing this was way more work then anticipated.
Many required tedious chipping of old cement.
The hard pack dirt was full of little rocks,
and needed to be dug out flush with the alley cement.
Nice and clean but a newer style,
a little thinner and sharper.
Guess these will go on the other side of the fence...
You can see the dirt had to be dug out to make level with the cement.
using mainly a putty knife.
The line up was stepped and too high,
with big triangular gaps.
Not good for skating.
Time to do it right and fit the edges.
We do rent,
however the bricks will be here forever.
May as well do it right.
Chipping the bricks clean,
playing in the dirt...
All of this was with chipping hammers and a putty knife.
as my skin started to blend in with the brick red surroundings.
You'd think I'd know better!
A couple hours every evening when the sun is low,
maybe by next weekend.
Funny how the nasty spots turn into the nicest spots!