Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bring on the dirt!

Here is our patio in progress, from my last post, you'll remember that we had to start bringing in dirt to fill in this big hole in the center. Last weekend, Chris and 2 of his brothers did just that. We had a family reunion planned and the patio was supposed to be done before we had company stay with us but because of the weather, we haven't had the opportunity to get it done. Chris's brother Tom and his family arrived on Thursay for the reunions on Friday and Saturday. They were staying with us, his other brother Brad just showed up to hang out and see what was going on. Well, we sure suckered them into this project with us :D Thanks guys! Once again, Jace was beyond thrilled when daddy showed up from work driving the tractor! He kept begging Chris to take him for a ride. There was some serious dirt to be brought in and dumped into the center of the patio.
Tom and Jace "leveling" the dirt as Chris would dump it. Thanks again Tom, Jace had to be right in the mix the whole time! Tom and Brad were stuck raking and spreading and leveling the dirt as Chris didn't share the tractor with anyone. Hmmm.... wonder where Jace gets his love of riding the tractor?

Chris and Tom raking the dirt and spreading it around. They worked well into the late hours of the night! We are almost ready for the pavers! Yea! And end in sight!

I don't know what I was thinking because I forgot to take pictures of the 3 brothers working together but remembered to take some after Brad headed back to his hotel. It took a TON of dirt to fill this area and we are happy that Tom and Brad were here to help. Sorry for the sore muscles the next day Tom, hope you've recovered!

1 comment:

  1. I am excited for you guys. Its going to look super nice. Let me know when its done, I want to come see.