First Bricks

First Bricks

On This Date: Photo taken 9/7/2003

After a couple weeks’ prep work–removing some bushes and a garden, digging a trench, then putting down a weed barrier, a layer of gravel, and a layer of sand–Joan began laying out the pavers for our new sidewalk.

She’d been discussing and experimenting with patterns, off and on, for several days. She settled on this one. Please notice the darker bricks placed edge-up on the near side; they’re part of the design.

Joan points out that we mostly worked on this project on weekends. We’d have progressed more quickly if we hadn’t had jobs. And if I hadn’t gone to ballgames.

Fourteen years later the sidewalk’s held up well, and has required only light maintenance. Guess we did OK.

Number of pix taken on various September 7ths: 516
Year of oldest photo: 1998

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