The Wall Part 15

2013-09-02 19.40.47 It has been raining off and on pretty much non stop since I started these steps.   It was actually supposed to rain when I decided to finish it off, but I decided “f it”.   I have some other projects I want to start but I am in “need to finish all projects before starting any new ones mode”

The first section could have been a little better.  It was dark and I didn’t do a great job of cleaning the mortar off of the stones.   What I should have done is color the mortar, but I didn’t.  I may look at staining it, depending on how it looks when it’s all dry.   I have a wire brush for my reciprocating saw, and I tried to use that to clean up the excess mortar.  It didn’t really work, mostly just destroyed my hands.

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While build the next section I  took care not to get the mortar every where, then went back with a rag and cleaned it up similar to the way you do with tile.   It seemed to work..   I didn’t rain on me, so that was nice.

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There you go.   Now I can replace that crappy door

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Now I just need to back fill all the dirt around this.   I may take some of the pieces that I have left over and kind of put them in the ground as kind of transition to the grass.  

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