We are still working on our patio project. A project that I thought would be simple as pie has turned into weeks of back breaking work. As we continued to dig out the garden Greg decided he wanted to dig all the way down to the sewer pipe to make sure all the roots were removed. He was having root nightmares and never wanted to clean roots out of our drain again! (see here).
Once we dug down to the pipe Greg sprinkled Root Killer to stop roots from ever forming near the pipe. While all this is going on I am having a silent temper tantrum. My head pounded as I thought over and over and my head, “Why can’t anything just be easy?” mixed with a few swear words I’ll leave out of the blog post. I left for work that afternoon in hopes that the dirt would be pushed back and done once I returned.
By 10 pm Greg is asleep on the sofa and mumbles something about the foundation caving in. I head outside in the pouring rain to see a huge hole in the side of the house. Seriously?? The whole side of the house was open and the rocks scattered around in a mud mess.
The next morning he explained the whole wall was poorly constructed and had to be fixed…”it just caved in when I pushed it with my feet!” I wonder why he was trying to push it in? I kept that thought to myself and just gave him a somber “whatever.”
For the past 3 nights we have been working on rebuilding the foundation with rocks. First we cemented a few layers in with larger rocks. I’m becoming quite the cement mixer! The top layer was mixed with mortar. He has a few more finishing touches but it’s getting pretty close to done. Maybe a patio by mid-July?