Look how pretty!! We still need to clean all the excess mortar off the bricks once they are all dry, but you get the general idea...
Mark has been working like crazy today, and made quite a bit of progress on our brick fence pillars! It's kind of a slow process because you can only put down a few layers at a time so the mortar can dry, so it may be quite a few more days of work before these guys are totally finished, but he is definitely making progress! Can't wait until we can actually attach those pillars to the fence so they don't just look like random free-standing bricks.
And apparently our neighbors are thoroughly impressed with Mark's DIY skills! Mark is definitely a man of all trades: a brick layer, fence builder, gardener, tile layer (patio), chemist, teacher, soccer player, husband, soon-to-be daddy, soon-to-be doctor (ok maybe not toooo soon), and I'm sure there's more! Can't wait until this project is done and we can show you the finished product! And then... time to build a BBQ. :)