An annual event round these parts. Or at least, it's supposed to be. It hasn't been done here in at least four years, though, and was far overdue. So I spent all day yesterday flossing them.
What's that? You've never heard of brick flossing?
I'm sorry. I'll elaborate:
Ages ago (it seems) my mother did some major re-landscaping on the property. It started with the gazebo (which holds a story all its own...) which became an island in the grass. She designed a patio and a walkway leading to the gazebo, all built from brick pavers.
And it was good.
Until the grass got into the cracks...
This has been a recurring problem ever since, but did not dissuade her from having the driveway done in the same pavers. Those will happen another day.
To floss the pavers, I use a giant WaterPik - the power washer. And I blow the crud out the cracks with the pressurized water. When finished, it looks like this:
So lovely and neat and tidy! Unfortunately for me, a long way from done!Never before did the gazebo look SO far away from the patio!
But persist I did, and managed to clear the entire path and the patio.
And power-washed the front porch (lichens+moss+porch=black, dark, ick) to boot. All in one day! Now I have to replace the sand between the pavers (much easier than getting the ick out!)
Needless to say, there has been little to no textile progress around here. I spun on the turquoise silk some more, but it loks about the same as the last photo (the downside of spinning super-fine - progress is not very visual).