I searched craigslist over a one week period and found a guy selling brick patio pavers for cheap. I enlisted the help of another co-worker who has a truck and muscles to help me pick up around 100 bricks and then started to work. I made the expansion over a one week period a couple of hours each night after work. It took 3 trips to HD, 27 bags of paver sad, 10 bags of paver rock/base and a lot of digging, but the outcome was worth it. Beyond extending the length of the patio I decided to go all out and put in a built in fire pit. I roped neighbor Bob into helping me out. He designed the fire pit and helped me build it. He also did a lot of direction giving, being sure to tell me when I was off or something wasn't level. :)
I christened my new and improved patio today by having a bbq with neighbor bob, his daughter and some friends over.
Friday night I went with my friend Marcy to see the Red Lion's perform again. Then Saturday morning we went out to Traditions Archery; http://www.traditionsarchery.net/ where we (by this I mean I) pretended be Katniss by using a bow and arrows. Once I was bored with playing Katniss, I pretended I was killing zombies. We did pretty good. By the end of the hour I was shooting straight and strong. I had one bullseye and two half bullseyes. I would definitely try this again as it was pretty fun. My arms and shoulders were a bit sore today but not to bad.