Hubby and I have been talking a bit about improving the driveway. As much as we’d like to cement it all out, we simply can’t afford that right now. We got an estimate on it. Can you believe almost $8000? That surprised me. I had no idea it would be that much.
Over the last year and half that we’ve lived here the gravel has settled. We get so much traffic with the childcare parents in and out..and our own kids. It’s wore a path and it would get muddy. It needed improvements.
We talked about it and decided a couple loads of gravel would be a lot better than the higher price of cement.
One day when I was recouping a dump truck showed up and I figured Hubby must have called to have it delivered.
The pile sat for a week or two waiting for a day with no rain and a day that he had some free time. In the meantime the childcare kiddos had a blast playing on it.
Finally he found a day that worked.
The whole process is harder than it looks. It’s not all skid loader work…it’s hand and shovel work too!
Everything went along splendidly until it didn’t.
See?Hubby was backing up the skid loader and got too close to the garage. Oops!
At the time I was in the house writing a blog post…Ruby was in her kennel. I heard a crash. I tried to see what had happened but with my scooter it’s hard to see….then Hubby showed me. UGH.
I wasn’t a drop mad. Accidents happen. He however was really disappointed in himself….
I took a picture of it and sent it to the kids. I really laughed when Kalissa wrote back, “That is one of those things that I’m glad Dad did and no one else did!” Isn’t that the truth!!
He’s got it fixed enough that we can used the door. We will have to get the panels of the door replaced…four of them. I am hoping that the panels are still in style. It’s really going to stink if we can’t find matching ones!!
So smiley face that the driveway is fixed. Sad face about the damaged garage door.