So, today we moved sand. I'm unable to get any equipment in the tight spaces of my backyard, but there is always the shovel and wheelbarrow drill.
That's what the base looks like. Just a nice bed of sand, the same process that the Romans used 2000 years ago, and the same process that my grandfather used 50 years ago. Tomorrow, we'll do the final leveling and install the pavers. I'll be glad to be finished with this project.