Farewell, crappy flagstones. With your missing mortar, all uneven and cracking and being a PAIN IN MY ASS on a rainy day.

Ugh. I hate you so much.

Ugh. I hate you so much.

We finally found a contractor who can rip out both tiers of deteriorating flagstone patio in our backyard, plus the rock retaining wall and the insufficient stone steps, and redo it all. The way we want it – level, clean, with a concrete foundation and mortar in all the right places. With stairs in all the right places, too (the right number of them, even). Walls where there need to be walls.

And a better, impenetrable firepit!

For a price we’re happy with.

And we actually believe he can do it. Better yet – we honest to god like him.

Deal inked. T-minus one week until we finally – despite all the work we’ve done – feel like we’ve showed the yard who’s boss.

Tagged , , , ,

6 thoughts on “Farewell

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    We will enjoying watching your progress back in the “Mitten State” while we are still freezing out butts off. Remember, don’t let Mother Nature get you down! She usually wins in the end. But it appears that you are working together to create a beautiful outdoor environment (it is not just a backyard any more!) that will be sustainable for years to come. What a nice legacy to leave for your community and your world!

  2. oooh I can’t wait to hear more about this contractor! And I love that you guys are exactly a year ahead of us – it makes me feel like way less research is required on our part…..

  3. […] been so happy in my whole life to come home to a giant f#@%ing mess as I was today. Why? Because our double-decker flagstone patio was the worst. THE WORST, I tell you, flagstone patio in […]

  4. […] hired a nice guy to rebuild our shitty falling-apart flagstone patio. Both levels. And the stairs. And put in a new […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: