Friday, October 5, 2007

Show & Tell Friday - It's finished!!!!

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"I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor - it is a gift of God."
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
The patio is finished!!! I tell you what - there is no greater reward to physical labor than to see such outstanding results. Yes, I know I'm bragging. But this is exactly how we pictured it in our minds.

The largest section is level with the driveway which turned out to be more beneficial than we realized. Eric wants to place potted citrus trees in the corner along the center wall. Once we get the greenhouse put up, he can move the trees in there for the winter. I like that idea!

Next project: taking the retaining wall around the trees and leveling all the dirt. Stay tuned!!


nannykim said...

cool--my husband made a patio for us too--with much reluctance, I might add. But now, a few years later, it admits it is one of his favorite spots to spend time by both himself and with the family. He even puchased and installed a fountain and a St. Francis of Assisi (sp?) statue!!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Great job! How wonderful it feels to accomplish such a task.

Thanks for sharing your patio with us!

Penless Thoughts said...

It is a great job and looks wonderful.

Lady_MSnow said...

Looks good!

Mrs. C said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of hard work! I'm sure your family will enjoy having such a nice patio.
Mrs. C

Hootin'Anni said...

beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful flagstone. And like you said "The fruits of labor" make it even more special!!! High 5 for such a marvelous job of work

My show n tell is shared, won't you drop by?

photowannabe said...

Congratulations for a job well done. Excellent workmanship. A greenhouse is a perfect answer for the citrus trees in winter.
Glad you liked my kinfolk picture. I like them too.

Susie said...

You'll get years of enjoyment from that patio. My husband and I put in our brick patio together the first year we lived here. It's 30 yrs old now!

PEA said...

Your patio looks fabulous and I know how much work goes into doing it that way!! Very nice!! xo

Kelli said...

Yay!!!! It looks GREAT, Paula! I know you all have been working hard on it a long time on it!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

It looks great, and I know feels so great to have it done!

Naturegirl said...

Great job!! What a feeling of satisfaction and you did it yourselves!!
Paula thank you for your get well wishes I am turning the corner towards wellness! hugging YOU NG

Sharon said...

Wow! Your patio is beautiful. Good job! It is so nice to be done with such a big project!

Hugs! Sharon

Jendi said...

It's wonderful. When is the party? :) And a greenhouse - how neat!