Two stone projects just completed. The driveway was re-stoned with 3/4 inch blue stone. this filled in some low spots that were puddling after rain and extended the parking area. It all started with four tons of stone. Over the course of two mornings, we spread the rock.
Ther is no magic to it, shovel, wheel barrow and steel rake are all we used. The new stone settles slowly so the truck will make some ruts for a while and then things will settle down. In a couple of years, we'll do it again.
They used to joke, in the old days, about "doing hard time, breaking rocks" as being a form of punishment. These days it is entertainment for retired people. Having some time free to do more rock work, we tackled a section of side yard path. The steps in the side yard path were not working out as planned. They didn't allow rain water to run off without undermining the flagstones. So, we ripped out one level entirely and reworked it adding new stones. Elizabeth made an adjustment to part of another section. A couple of other levels call for our attention... just not today. Rain is coming so we will see how well we did with the redesign.
The section in the foreground is yet to be repaired, the filler is washing away. The two sections behind it are repaired... we hope. All this is made easier because we have a small pallet of flagstone in inventory. Cape cod is all sand which drains well. We have tried under layers of blue stone such as in the driveway. It doesn't seem to matter much. Directing the water flow has a bigger impact... we think.
On a more lighthearted note, we had the grands and they got breakfast at the new kitchen table. The grands are pretty nice, too!