Backhoe man started talking to us about a drive up to the walkout. I really wanted a drive because I've been hauling stuff through the house into the basement, and the few times I've been able to pull up to the walkout, it was a bit scary. And we also wanted a parking area behind the garage. (Note: The trees above will be relevant later in this post)
So the money pit begins....(note how high the dirt is on our siding in the above picture..it needs lowered about six inches...ten if we want a drive or a patio)
little bitty gravel for the concrete approach to the drive, and bigger gravel for the parking area.
We now have ample parking for company.
And this is smoothed out...which was the original project. (these are the same trees I talked about earlier. This is the other side of the house)
and we have a road from the driveway to the walk out basement. It will get covered in gravel...I think. Sometimes I just go with the flow and don't ask what the plan is.
but first, the approach to the garage, which was not in our plans, is being poured. We were just going to have gravel...
but backhoe man likes things to be perfect.
And the one hour it rained all week that week, was of course right after we poured concrete.
so now the trees are gone, it's very bare (and sad) but Dave promised me we'd buy some evergreens this fall. I wanted evergreens because I'd like a clothesline on this side of the house, out of the view of company, and evergreens would hide the view. Don't want company seeing my underwear! Nor do I want mulberries on my clothes.