So we got out the shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and sweated for a couple of days. We are demonstrating our awsome power over our little "triangle yard" outside the living room. We shoveled and moved lots of ugly stuff, and filled three recycle bins with honeysuckle and morning glories.
Then we went to the place where you pay big bucks for dirt and rocks.
(note green pool from neglect)
And we picked out 1.5 tons of sand and 3 tons of flagstone which we had delivered this morning. The sand we took home in a rented truck, then moved it all last night just as it was getting dark.
Then tonight after a spot of dinner, we moved all three tons of flagstone. Some we put in place but most of it is laid out in the pool yard so we can see it in the light, and pick out just the right pieces. It is like a giant jigsaw puzzle with 100 to 250 pound pieces.