Today and yesterday, I moved this pile of decomposed granite (it was originally 4 cubic yards--about double this size) to this wheelbarrow:
I then wheeled this wheelbarrow to this garden and emptied it into these piles:
I then raked the piles flat and used this twenty pound tool to stamp down the granite:
At the end of the day yesterday, I asked my husband, "Remind me again why I quit my job?"
"What do you mean?"
"When I worked, I wrote a check to someone else to do this. Then after a long day of sitting on my ass all day at work, I came home to see completed landscaping. Remind me again why I decided to quit my job and do this stuff myself?"
"Because it's way more rewarding than doing tax returns."
And as I sip my WELL DESERVED martini tonight, I can be proud of myself for eight hours of backbreaking work instead of drinking because I'm so sick of doing tax returns.