August came too fast! Summer is time for home improvements for us. As we are teachers (although my husband has a great deal of work to do in the summer) I don't have to go to work. This year Allen built a deck off the back of the house. The yard was a blank slate of grass with no landscaping at all. We didn't like having to have the grass mowed and we didn't like sitting in it, so it was necessary and we really do love it. We didn't want to put the grill on the deck and so we decide to put in a stone patio right next to it. We were planning to hire someone to do it, but I decided to take a try and I am pleased to say I completed it by the end of July.