So our patio is progressing... we ordered the patio pavers, which should be delivered any day now. We also ordered all the sand and stones/rocks we need for the foundation of the patio and for the drainage system Mark put in. Well, the sand and rocks arrived today, and holy cow apparently we are building a mini beach in our backyard. In order for them to be delivered, they had to be unloaded with a massive crane. I wish I had taken a picture of the crane, but I think the guy would have thought I was nuts so I refrained. But I did snap one of the sand bags, just so you can see.
And just for a point of reference, those bags are almost as tall as me! Good news, this means that we are able to move on to the next step of forming the patio! Yay! Hopefully by the end of this weekend we will have put all the sand down, and be ready to put the pavers on top when they get here! More pictures to follow, hopefully showing some progress.