Saturday, the digging is done and the raspberry trellis is up:
Starting to get the path in place:
Sunday, putting in the "Snap-Edge" to hold the pavers in place. These come in 8-foot lengths, and you basically nail them to the ground with giant spikes.
The connection to the patio is shown below. Average had to make several cuts to the pavers to get this corner to look this way, but he is still considering adding one more triangle-cut stone. What do you think?
Here we are Sunday afternoon, completely muddy, tired, and sore, but very happy with ourselves!
As always, there is still more to do: filling and planting the cells of the path, getting new soil for the raised beds, repairing our lawn, and tilling for the flower bed next to the house. But, the hardest, heaviest work is done! Average weighed the pavers and they are about 65 pounds each. No wonder his back is hurting!
Thank you to my sister Molly for coming and digging, shoveling gravel, and moving many pavers for us. Thanks to my mom for babysitting Sweet Pea, bringing dinner on Friday, and tidying up the house. Thanks to Average's mom and partner for preparing an amazing turkey dinner for us all on Saturday night. Thanks to our friend Brad for making the gravel layer get put in so quickly, and finally thanks to my dad for watching Sweet Pea on Sunday afternoon so we could get the path totally put in and properly edged. We couldn't have accomplished this without all of your help! We are so lucky to have such amazing family and friends.