|Pat rents an excavator and digs out. October 31, 2008|
Once Pat dug the whole, winter set in quickly, and we had a large hole in our yard until the following summer. Once the heat of July hit, Pat got to work building the wall. Each block weighs about 70 pounds. I tried to lift one once, and nearly wet my pants. Pat lifted every single block into place.
|Working on the stairs, with the assistance of Sophia. July 2009.|
|Nice curve, carefully measured out.|
And so the wall has sat, since 2009.
This spring, we started the process of trying to buy caps. The first place we went to visit would not return our calls. The caps we ordered from another place were too small. No one had the right color and size. The right color and size were in Utah, with no way to get them here. We ordered lights to match the lights on the house. In April. They arrived last week. So Pat, with "encouragement" from my dad, decided to make the caps. Pat built a form.
|The form is up on a pallet on the back of my dad's pick-up in our garage, which is the only level spot in our driveway.|
He bought concrete. We borrowed a concrete mixer. I hand blended color.
|This is what it looked like, about 1/2 way through.|
Keep your fingers crossed...