It took 8+ hours. To tear these babies out. Then I smoothed and leveled out the dirt. When Jarrett came home from work around 7:15pm., we had my Mom come over (thank you,thank you, thank you Mom) and watch the kids so we could go to the home improvement store and buy sand and concrete. 27 bags in fact. The mud flaps on the truck were dragging all the way home.
Here's the dirt: Looking better already!
Here's the pile O' grass.
Saturday morning we got started early and started pouring concrete. It's actually really easy and fun. About 2 years ago, when we poured the concrete for part of our driveway, we bought a European block form from Quikrete. HERE is their site. Anyways we worked probably 8+ hours today on it. It went faster than I thought and looks great! Now it's covered with tarps, at least for the next 4 or 5 days. Then we'll fill in the joints with sand and back fill with dirt. I'm so excited to finally have a sidewalk! It is slightly crooked up top but it adds character...at least that's what I keep telling myself. Can't change it now anyway.