Wala! Flagstone in Just 2 Days
I did it! Two days of stone work and I am just about done. I still have to fill the spaces with sand. That will have to wait. A cold front is moving in as I type this. I'm happy to report that my back feels good in spite of the fact that I moved all of this rock myself. I never did this work before so I was making up the process as I went. I floated the rocks in sand, kept it level and kept equal spacing between all rocks. Oddly today I laid the same volume of rock in 1/3 the time. I notice that this is typical with any 'new' skill. It takes one day to develop systems for how to work.
It's no coincidence that I have been reading an anatomy book. With two hernias under my belt already I can't afford a mistake. Just this week I read about how the spine deals with load when one stands vertical vs being bent. No one will ever need to remind me again why I should bend my knees when lifting. Unlike the anatomy books I read while becoming a yoga teacher, this illustrated book is focused on how the body acts in movement. It all seems so related to my life that remembering what I've read has become easy.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Wednesday, December 29, 2010