The third driveway has been poured and is set, so Dan can park his truck there now. Makes it much easier for me to get in and out of the garage, and it finishes off the front yard. I never thought I'd be so happy to see concrete.
It was really kind of cool to see that truck drive up with 'my' concrete -- all seven yards of it.
Craig, our contractor listened to the mud being stirred up inside the barrel, watched it come down the chute, and pronounced it 'good.' I felt a little bit proud.
Jose and Steve went to work quickly and spread all the mud around, squishing it into place and smoothing the top.
I'm sure either one of them could easily get a job icing cakes in a bakery.
Looks good, don't you think?
The day before pouring the concrete, while they had the tractor here for preparing the area, they used it to remove some old fence posts in the backyard. Our yard had a chain link fence that was up against our neighbors' privacy fences. Kind of redundant to have two fences, and it was really hard to get at the weeds that grew in between. So, Dan and I took all the chain link down, and the tractor made fast work of pulling out all the fence posts. It popped those puppies out like they were toothpicks.
Later, the weeds were pulled up and the area smoothed over. This is where Dan is going to build a shed/woodshop later on.
So that's what's been going on here. Not very pretty, but it's exciting and it's progress!