Paving stones that is…..
I did get all those rocks sorted. Sort of by size but mostly by weight. Those that I could lift with one hand went into one pile, The ones I needed two hands for went into another pile and then there were those that were not liftable…..they were rolled into the last pile.
I pulled out all the big hunks of grass that had started to grow and sprayed everything else with stuff that will supposedly get rid of everything else….we’ll see in a day or two if that works.
Once the weeds and last bit of grass is gone I’ll have to do some raking and leveling then decide what plants I want in there and get some topsoil to get it all planted in. Most of the plants that I want, based on all the rock garden websites I looked at, need a minimal amount of water and like a lot of sun…..very low maintenance…I hope.
I’ve also got to pick up about 50 small (7.5″ x 3″) paving stones to outline it or create a border around it that will be easy to trim around and define the space. The whole thing should be around 8′ x 8′ WHEN I’m finished.
This morning I’m off to get my big paving stones (1’x2′) for the walkway. I know I now have two projects going on but that is just how I work……and it’s not too hot today AND my son and the kids are coming over so they can help me unload them all. Just how much I’ll manage to get done I don’t know. I really don’t mind doing all this by myself……I can do it the way I want it done. The only problem with that is that it takes me twice as long or maybe 10 times longer to do it. No, there is another problem too…..actually finishing it! I always think it’s going to be “fun” or give me that sense of accomplishment, which it does when it is finished…..it’s that I always seem to run into a snag of some sort, which kind of takes the wind out of my sails. That just seems to be inevitable no matter how well I think I’ve planned something out. I then have to stop and rethink…..and rethink….what I did and have to redo or what I have to do to fix whatever. I know that is a negative thought even before I’ve started but I know how it usually goes. It’s a bit of challenge when you’ve only got yourself to discuss the situation with and then mull over the options!!! When I’m workng outside I have to remember to NOT talk to myself out loud!
Later this afternoon we’re all off to the airport to watch the planes come in…..exciting for us. The kids really do enjoy it AND they’ll be able to watch Aunties plane come it, which is kind of cool….maybe she’ll see us watching! She’ll call once she’s collected her bag and we can just whip by the arrival pick up area to get her.
So a busy day but a fun day…..I think!