It's been a few days since I've posted and here's why. I decided to re-do my walkway. Here's a "before" short - I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the walkway was approx. 23 feet long by 3.5 feet wide and all grey limestone gravel (3-5" depth).
On Tuesday, I spent six hours digging up the gravel from the walkway and putting it in a pile on a blue tarp on my (also limestone) driveway. My father-in-law expressed interest in my leftover limestone but we haven't even considered the logistics of getting it to his house yet. Fortunately, Son#1 helped for about 3 hours. He's such a hard worker, despite his small size. Son#2 helped for a bit but pooped out early on.
On Wednesday, I spent six more hours digging up chunks of clay, pouring bag after bag of paver sand to level the area, laying the stones (32 lbs each), pouring more sand between the stones. Thursday, I finished it off by adding a layer of pea gravel. Here's what it looks like now:
There seems to be a lot of gravel, but it will settle over time. A couple of you may recognize the garden retaining wall from last summer's post. It's 90+ degrees here in southeast Louisiana. Why do I wait until July to do these projects? And do them during the week when Dear Hubby is at work? Because I'm an idiot. A very achy, tired idiot.