I spent my spring break playing in the sand, but not at the beach. We had two enormous bags of sand delivered (70 cubic feet) to put under a new patio. Unfortunately, the truck couldn't get very close to our yard, so the sand was transported one wheelbarrow at a time the remaining 75 yards. I think my arms are an inch and a half longer! The project included removing the old tiles, removing the bamboo from our hedge (which spreads obnoxiously!), hand tilling the soil for bamboo roots, leveling and tamping, laying sand, then tiles. We plan to plant some kind of greenery between the tiles, which should look really nice! 

before new tiles

after new tiles

before new tiles

after new tiles

before new tiles

after new tiles
2008
same view of yard tiles, but now from 2016
One bonus picture 8 years later!