The childcare kids are so funny. They keep asking me if the workers are coming each day. I tell them yes but today was the last day. I snapped a few pictures to show you the progress.
Once the men started pouring the concrete the kids were so busy watching. They had watched the day before but they couldn’t really see what it was all about until the workers started on the driveway. Then we had big fights over who was sitting where and who could or couldn’t see.
I finally pulled the kids’ chairs out to the garage and let them watch…I teased the parents and told them that I provided “live theater” for their children’s entertainment that day!
Here is what their work ended up looking like.
That is the new driveway….
and this is the new sidewalks. They are finishing up today doing the cleaning up and cutting the lines.
Here’s the street view.
Just as a reminder…this is how the house looked back on July 31st of 2013 when we originally purchased it. Getting the house this far was a many days of ups and downs. It’s all documented in the blog archives starting in July of 2013 to present day.
WOW…when I look at the old pictures I can see why people thought we were crazy!! We still have lots more to do.
It’s looking much better now and we couldn’t be happier.
We had debated a lot on how or if to angle the cement at the end of the driveway. This was the final decision…a little angle. There will be some rock that be put down along the edge yet.
We didn’t realize how much work there would be to do after the workers leave….see the sod along the sidewalk that we need to deal with?
You can’t tell from this angle of the picture but there’s a big drop off along the edge. We’re going to have put some fill in…which means we’ll be seeding grass again.
I had intended on getting flowers planted along this fence but didn’t get it done. I’m glad I didn’t as the ones I did plant are not looking the best now.
We’re happy with the decision to cement the drive. It’s expensive but it really adds to curb appeal and there will be less mud in the house…and the childcare kids are going to LOVE driving around on it with the ride on toys…and the parents are going to love that their shoes aren’t muddy….I can’t think of a single thing bad about it except the bill!
For all the excitement the childcare kids had all week watching the cement be poured I can’t wait to see what next week is like when they can actually play on it!!