Just sort of thinking out loud here, so bear with me. After the fence goes in, I have an area right off the back porch that will be sort of the outdoor area where I intend to work and eat and relax (when it is not 2000 degrees outside). It’s narrow- about 17 feet wide at the biggest part, but most of this area has my porch in it. I don’t want to put down brick or anything elaborate, but I am thinking about just leveling it out with sand and putting in flatstones from the creek. The one thing I worry about, though, is that I am clumsy as an oaf and never look where I am going, and I can see myself easily tripping on the stones when the sand erodes away with the rain. Any alternatives? And I’m serious about that- I’m always thinking about something else and walking into shit, and my legs are littered with cuts, bruises, and scars from walking into stuff and I have no idea where I got them. I don’t freak out about it, I heal really well, so I just let stuff bleed out to clean the wound and don’t worry about it, but I don’t want to go out of my way to make it into a Faces of Death video. My dad is the same way- a family member is always asking us “How did you get that cut,” and we look to whatever they are pointing at and shrug.
I also don’t want anything over elaborate, I just want something simple and earthy and tasteful. I’ve picked out a nice teak table and bench that are super comfortable and will look great in that area, so keep that in mind.