This is what it looked like when Ricardo left for work in the morning -- I just had the brick border layed out. (The border matches the ones we put in last summer in the backyard.)
The last border I put in came out a little crooked, and I was determined not to let that happen again. I got out my trusty twine, and stretched in tight to form a straight guide line.
After I got the border put in, I had to remove all the overgrown grass and weeds -- that was not the fun part of the job.