My Monday was a pretty easy one considering I have eight kids here. They spent most of the day like this…watching the workers outside my windows. We’re getting new cement.
I’m so happy. It’s been a long debate between Hubby and me trying to decide if we wanted to afford cement. The stuff is expensive. We finally both got on the same page and decided it was time. I was tired of the childcare moms coming in with nice shoes only to have them covered in mud. I was tired of yelling at the kids to stay out of the puddles. I was tired of Hubby dragging in mud.
Today they started out small. See the fence along side our house. I hide the kids’ ride on toys behind there. I requested that we cement that small area.
They did. This is now the “parking” area for the ride on toys.
We had them pour a new back step too. I’m loving this already.
Then we decided to bite the bullet and cement the driveway. Originally we were only going to do from the corner of the porch back to the garage but we decided to do this instead…..ALL OF IT!!
Tomorrow the cement trucks will be in and all of this will be poured. As that settles, they’ll be moving on and doing the sidewalks too.
One of the kids said, “I didn’t think your sidewalks were that bad”. Well…They aren’t good and once the new driveway get poured they will look that much worse. Besides, our cement guy is SO busy. We asked him to do this project last year at about this time and finally he’s getting here now. He’s a busy guy and works super hard and we love his work and his crew. He’s worth waiting for but we didn’t want to be stuck on a list again….so we did it all.
This means I should probably be a good girl for a little bit and not spend too much money….
I know I am going to love it and already don’t regret the decision at all. I know the childcare kids will love it too.
Sometimes our home improvements are cheap like the new microwave cabinet…sometimes they are big like thousands of dollars of cement. Thankfully once this is finished, most of the really expensive improvements will be finished.