~Herringbone Pattern~

Geesh.  Some people are SO prickly to work with.

My Captain had reached the part of his walk-out basement/brick patio project where he could actually start laying the brick.  It is not a job that many people can do together, as it starts in a small space and goes out very specifically from there.  So in the beginning, all I could do was wait and watch as he got started.  Now see, this is how you do it:

You get a couple of rods to use as depth measures.

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You get yourself two tons of sand and move it, using your incredibly delicious biceps and forearms.

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Oh yeah.

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Yeah, just like that.

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You spread it evenly.

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And then you lay the first brick and your wife makes it a big deal and adds much pomp and ceremony to it.

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And then you lay the second and third bricks, and  your wife makes it a big deal and adds much pomp and ceremony.

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And then you lay a bunch more bricks, and your wife makes it a big deal….you get the drift.

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And then your family stops by and tells you what you’re doing wrong, which you REALLY like a whole lot.

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And then you throw everything down in a huff because your wife isn’t really lightening the work load as you had hoped, even though she is entertaining herself immensely.

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Don’t you just love family projects?

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2 thoughts on “~Herringbone Pattern~

  1. Liz

    OK – so – the 2 guys who SHOULD be sayin’ this AREN’T – so I’ll just HAVE to stand in & say it FOR them! Ready? Here goes… “Are you gonna’ do it like THAT!?”

  2. The Captain is doing a great job. I don’t see the fuss; in fact I’d make the guy a glass of iced tea and applaud.
    . . . besides, he’s doing it and not you, right?!
    Go, Captain!!

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