Part 2 of the paver project begins today. To start with, I found an angel working at the equipment rental shop. She offered to let me have the Jumping Jack compactor through the weekend, for only 1 day's rental fee! Sweet! This means we have TIME to do it all right, and to go buy more supplies as needed, without worrying about the clock ticking on the rental.
|Setting the first edge stones.|
|Trench dirt for backfilling.|
Tomorrow morning, we will put down the paver base over the rest of the dirt, and pack it with the Jumping Jack. Joy...that thing is a challenge to use! It really will beat/shake you to death. DH and I ran it together--he muscled it around, and I stabilized it and helped steer it. I don't know how those construction guys run one of those all day long!
Maybe I should go back out tonight and dig some more trench...it would save some time tomorrow. Or maybe not...