We are still sleeping in the "carriage house" aka garage apt, which means we trudge through the disgusting little yard every morning and night to get to the kitchen. The yard is pretty small and yet huge on the disgusting factor. It's overgrown and uneven so every time it rains it's like a mini swamp. We've put planks and bricks to navigate our way but I'm always worried one of us is going to trip and fall on our short journey, so this was a huge weekend for us. Here's what the yard looked like. I wish I had taken more pictures of before the work started, but you can get the idea.
And here it is now.
There's still a little bit of stone to go in...they ran out. It's a huge improvement though. Finally we can walk across the yard without worrying about falling or stepping in a puddle. This is just the hardscape though. Still have to put in some grass and plants etc but it's a step in the right direction. One thing we're really looking forward to doing is eventually having a tiny vegetable garden which will go in this area.
Can you believe all this was done in one day? I got up early the day after it was done because I couldn't sleep. I was so excited to go outside and look at the new patio. It's the little things that make me sooo happy.