After moving the temporarily placed bricks and bench today, we flattened the base, tamped and leveled it. Then we placed the benderboard retainer and staked it in. We added 400# of gravel and tamped that. Then 200# of sand.
Next we sorted the bricks by type and quality, reserving the nicest ones for the most visible spots. We laid the bricks and Matt had to add sand to the gaps and replace the bench because I have a cold and suddenly needed a lie down