I am so proud of what we've accomplished here the last few days. We have been wanting to extend our patio. When family comes over our patio gets pretty crowded. I priced brick and stone. We came close to having someone do it for us. Growing up in my family, we did everything ourselves or made do. My dad could fix anything from cars to washing machines. I told my hubby that I wanted to do the patio myself. He was sceptical at first but I convinced him.
Well, I have told you before that I love Craig's List. I check it every few days. My favorite category is the Free category! Last week, I read that a granite manufacturing place was having their annual granite giveaway. We almost didn't go. We thought we would be fighting people to get a little bit of granite. My hubby, my son and his girlfriend and I got up early on Sunday and headed over there. There were a lot of people there. Everyone was so nice though. There was a great comraderie as we all searched out the perfect pieces of granite. No fighting or arguing. It was so much fun. Back breaking but fun. We filled our truck and could have had more.
Two and half days of hard work, by the four of us, and we have extended our patio by about 13 feet. I wanted a sunburst design in the middle and there were just enough wedge shaped pieces to make one.It was like putting a big jigsaw puzzle together. After we had the design laid, we filled it in with decomposed granite which cost us $12.50. Between, the four of us, we created a masterpiece and for just 12.50!!