After cleaning everything out, we leveled it as best we could and then brought in some sand.
We started putting sand between the pavers to see how it was going to look. This is slow work. We haven't finished yet. We had planned on finishing yesterday but the weather didn't cooperate. It rained! I am hoping that this will be easier to keep looking nice, especially while we are gone for long periods of time.
We acquired a stray about a month or so ago and he is a mess. He loves to play with the dog next door.