Awhile back we laid flagstone to cover our boring old concrete front porch and were quite delighted with the results. This isn't a great view of the front, but see that porch? <Puffs out chest> We did that!
At the same time, we began the same process to cover up the old, ugly, cracked concrete slab that served as our back patio, but we soon became hindered by time, time, time, and other obstacles. Basically, life got in the way -- nevermind the fact that laying flagstone when you're no spring chicken makes you much older very quickly.
So finally, we decided to bite the bullet and hired someone to finish the job. It was money well spent, and the crew completed it in a day. After a day or so, we were allowed to let the dogs into the backyard, so here are Grover and Sheba modeling on the new flagstone patio.
I'm not going to give you the full view because we have so much cleaning up to do around it. The patio looks great, but the yard is u-g-l-y ugly. The dogs are cute!
Poor Sheba is going to have her doghouse moved to some hidden corner of the yard until it can be given away. She only uses it if she's caught outside in the rain and Mom's a slowpoke letting her back in. It looked fine with the ugly concrete slab -- because who cared at that point -- but it does not flatter our gorgeous new patio!
Ah well, guess it means she'll get spoiled even more.