J.’s mom and dad called the other day to tell us about an auction where they were selling off greenhouse supplies, including paving stones, flower pots, mulch, and more It was set to start at 10:00 on Saturday morning across town from us. J.’s sister came over and babysat for us starting at 9:00 AM so we could make it on time. Well, we stayed for 4 hours at the auction and they STILL hadn’t gotten to the paving stones we were interested in, so we decided to leave having finally lined up one of our friends to babysit that evening so J. and I could go to dinner. We let J.’s mom know what we were willing to bid and she said she would bid for us. When we got home, she called! We got 592 paving stones for $130. We really need to do something with the back yard and J. wanted a patio, so this is a great solution for us.
We managed to get home one pallet (out of one and a half total) on a rented Home Depot truck. Unfortunately the whole load was over the 3,000 lb. weight limit of the truck so we sent home half a pallet with J.’s dad! Fortunately, the whole load was over 3,ooo lbs. because J. and I might have broken ourselves moving any more pavers in half an hour than we did. 2,000 lbs. is a lot of weight!
Here is our score. That stack looks so tiny, but the label swears it will cover 101 sq. ft.
It should be fun to play around with the pattern too 🙂