I went with Crestline straight faced blocks from Menards in a "Quarry Grey". I was trying to match all the old stonework around the property so I didn't want the new wall to look "too new". I needed a stone that looks like it's been there for awhile and those blocks really fit the bill. They're very imperfect so they look like they have some age on them and they blend in with the property pretty nicely. Next project is to paint the house and then I'll put a patio in behind the new wall and finish it off with slab steps on the left and right ends of the wall.
Yeah...no kidding! The thumb hurt a lot worse than the middle finger. The middle finger looks worse but the thumb had me seeing stars. I was afraid of what I was gonna find when I took my glove off on that one.