On Saturday when it was a cool 84 degrees (cool as in 20 degrees cooler then a couple weeks ago – but still dang hot for working in the sun) I got the 3,000 pounds of sand moved from the bags in the driveway to the back yard.
I had been working on leveling this area 16×16 from where we used to have a platform made of pallets. It took quite a bit of digging and raking to get it semi level.
Then Saturday I moved the 3,000 bags of sand. It was about 35 wheelbarrow full. Got it all dumped in here and then more leveling.
This bit isn’t perfect because we will be walking all over it to place the cinder blocks and moving sand as we need it. But this part can not wait. If you follow this blog you know we have 4-5 feral cats who pretty much live in the yard and this is just one giant cat box to them.
We now have about half the cinder blocks moved and placed. It is not a perfect “floor” because they are cast from concrete and just not regular enough for a tight fit. But For what we are using it for it will be great and water permeable. With the weather expected to be back up to over 100 on Labor Day I am hoping to spread the other half of the blocks out over the next three mornings.
It will eventually be the base for a shed, but with everything else that maybe a couple years away. For now we will move the outdoor furniture back up on it and there will be plenty of room for outdoor yoga and feral kitty lounging.