Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More days and dollars...

I know I showed you day one of project driveway but as most of our projects seem to go, this one took on a life all it's we are now on day four. I know this is happens every time anyone takes on a renovation but it cost waaaaaaaaaaaay more than we thought and took waaaaaaaaaay longer.
It's so cool to drive up our long winding driveway though and park on the other side of the house. VERY COOL! And worth every penny. (Actually I don't know if this is true as I don't want to know the final tally) Our upper yard is suddenly much, much higher as the dirt has to go somewhere right?! AND Kev decided to dig out the foundation for the new garage....yes, a new project is in the works cuz we don't have enough things started already. Ha!
Here's an almost finished pic.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I didn't take any today of the whole thing as Kev was out with the roller thingy until it was dark. Oh how our neighbors must love us:) Isaac wanted to try it out so badly:
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Brilliant plan number 1097...

I'll start with a picture of "old driveway". Notice proximity of house to road - not good and is what started this whole craziness.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We had this amazing idea that digger could dig up tree on side of old driveway and deposit it in new hole on end of said driveway, thus blocking it off and fulfilling our obligation to the city. Oh such a perfect plan, what could go wrong?
Number one: Hooking tree to digger. Ever tried this? MUCH harder said than done!
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Number two: lifting said tree with digger. Totally hilarious actually...
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Number three: Standing tree up in hole at end of driveway. This was pee your pants funny. Kev likened it to trying to stand a fork tines up on a table.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Number four: Tree is officially dead. Now thinking we will build a fence:)

Onward and upward...
We are officially done which means we've paid the dirt movers etc and the rest is up to us. I'll post some pictures of the upper yard or as I like to think of it, the dirt pile. The kids had to have a bath again tonight. It should be a fun summer:) I will mention again how I was NOT a gardener, landscaper or any kind of "yard-er". Whew, sink or swim baby, sink or swim:)

Thank you Lord!
On a more serious note, I am totally thankful for this place! It's amazing to think this is only the beginning of our yard. I can't wait to see what it looks like this time next year! I am still overwhelmed by the vastness of our project but excited at the same time!
Enjoy the journey right?!


Kimberly said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Definitely worth it! =)

mighty morphing mom said...

I can't wait to see it, must be an amazing difference:)