Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Patio: Day 2

Here's a picture of the patio through the window in the outside entry. It's the second day of the guys slinging cement and pounding flagstone into shapes. The temperature is still hitting 110 degrees or close to it all afternoon.

The cement and grout will lighten up as it dries out. For now, it's a dark gray color. Here's an action shot of the 'playing in mud' fun.

For the first time in months, the sky above North Texas is darkening up and the talk of the town is that Gainesville, a town about 30 miles West of us, actually got some rain!

You can bet we're all praying a lot of rain comes our way. The grass is getting pretty dry and, although we have plenty of water due to a huge lake North of town, it's still a lot cheaper to let Mother Nature water your lawn for you.

The weather channel shows a 20 percent chance of rain for tonight and tomorrow. Guess all the praying has helped move the needle in the right direction.


  1. I love the patio, the stone you chose is one of my favorites!

    I hope the rain comes in your direction soon--We need it in this part of Virginia too!

  2. I don't know how people can work outside in such heat. Your patio will look so pretty. Hope you get rain. I'll start a rain dance here for you.