#51 Building a Cathedral..

The sign came! Isn't it great? We hope to put it up this weekend.

On Thursday we moved the patio...oy! And all the bricks and rocks and...
Dean counted 109 (same as our house number!) 12x24x2 concrete slabs that he removed and stacked. What a man!

The stack...and a pile...

Nuthin' says Anticipation like an earth mover in your backyard!

A future path.

We bit the bullet and decided to have the whole patio redone to match the paths we needed to put in so Dean could get the snowblower from the back of the yard to the front. Landscaper Dude might not be able to get the surface in before the real cold hits because he has to go "shoot a bear" and "then it's rifle season". But he'll get the rock down and then do the rest in the spring. Works for me! I'm hoping that we'll be able to go ahead and get the cracked cement part outside the summer kitchen removed and properly hardscaped, too - he's supposed to give us an estimate for that part today. Fingers crossed!

Oh - and this picture I found online shows pretty much what the EP Henry Coventry I Autumn Blend stones we've chosen will look like (this application has a bit of a mix with a grayer block so ours will be a bit more bricky colored):

The nice thing about doing all this is that it might be used for dancing if we have a wedding reception out here in the next year or so. (WHAT?!?!?!) How's that for a teaser!!!

So... why did I title this post "Building a Cathedral"? Because:

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man
contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. 
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942

And that about says it all!
-karen anne

LATE ENTRY: We just got the estimate for the final section of hardscaping and gave Landscape Dude the thumbs up! Yeeha! So excited!

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