The patio is starting to take shape. This has been the progress over the last week.

35 yards of dirt were removed. It was such a pain to clear it all out but most of the dirt is now gone!

Now that 35 yards of dirt has been removed, total destruction remains. Tim only hit the house with the tractor once!

Tim is standing where the new patio will be. Yes, he is acually using a jackhammer to remove the clay. It is so hard you cannot shovel it out.

The dog doesn't seem to mind that her entire backyard is now a giant mud pit. The combination of clay on her feet and white carpet puts me over the edge at times.

The next step was sledgehammering the existing wall and builing a new one behind it.