This morning I went down to my favorite rental center, White Center Rentals (love this place), and picked up a Plate Compactor. Heavy bastard. Darrell helped me unload it and get it running, but I ran it up and back on my walkway quite a few times. It kicked my butt. It almost got away from me a few times. And when all was said and done, I don't think I really needed it. Live and learn. What a chore getting it back into the pickup. Thankfully, Darrell has a forklift of sorts (Big Joe) that we used.
Then the fun began. Darrell made some new jigs for me so I could skreed the sand to the proper level. After that it was just a matter of laying the pavers down, one by one.
There was a lot of wheelbarrowing of sand and pavers, but it went pretty fast.
|The first pavers laid.|
|and a few more...|
|Starting into the slanted area...|
|This is where I stopped for the day.|
|This is what I have left to do of the walkway.|
I'm sore and bruised and battered, and somehow I managed to get one little blister on my hand. But, this is greatly satisfying work.