We are no doubt gluttons for punishment.
materials place where we get rock is just a few minutes away in Lytle. It is also the same place I get the oil changed, by the way. Nice folks. They close at 2PM on Saturdays, so instead of starting right away with the cement work, we decided to get the rock. We put a 4mil black plastic down to keep weeds from growing through and then shoveled 2 yards of river rock inside the framed area. Every muscle is feeling it!
Of course, later today we will remove the forms then start the process of filling the area with assorted plants and decorative clay pots and such. Overall, this was a good project and I think it will look nice when complete. And, it just made the weed eater action in that area a lot easier.