Did I mention that it was 96 degrees yesterday? Way too freakin' hot to lay on the patio, but the detail required up-close-and-personal. For almost 8 hours. I drank almost 2 gallons of water and kept a wet rag around my neck, but it was pretty miserable work. It was worth it though. After I finished, Pete put on a diamond coating and it is stunning!
Later in the day, Pete brought me lounge chair cushions and then an umbrella. It helped a lot. I can't even guess the temperature of the cement, but it burned to touch it.
Of course, every moron that walked by, had to joke about how I had it made, laying down to work. Yuk, yuk, yuk. Yeah, right. come lay down on this HOT cement for a while -- see how you like it. @@
Where was that shade when I needed it?
The grapevine stamp pattern
Gisela, that looks brilliant!! Well worth all the hard work.
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