Monday, April 13, 2009

Dirt, Dirt, and more Dirt!

Well, I can officially say I am exhausted. Remember the hole where the pool used to be? It's finally filled with dirt. It took about 9 yards of dirt and a lot of shoveling! We were doing it by the truck loads but it would have taken us forever so my brother in-law borrowed a dump truck and brought me a load of dirt. Since the deck had to stay it wasn't possible to get the truck close enough to the hole so it had to be moved by hand.

I was so happy when Jessica got home from work. I had been shoveling for over 3 hours and was so happy to have help. It sure doesn't look like a lot but it was a lot of dirt! After a few more hours of shoveling my neighbor Chris came to help me out and he brought his big brother Jacob and friend Blake. Here is Chris giving me a helping hand which was more than appreciated.

  

  

  

We were all exhausted especially me. I shoveled from noon that day until after 7pm. I was thankful for all the help and for Abby's help supervising. I wasn't able to work on what was left until today. Eleni is back from SC so she and I with the help of her friend Katie finally got it all shoveled.

  

Abby supervised until the pile was gone. It only took us about 3 hours today to spread the rest of the dirt. I have never been so happy to have a project done!

Here is a before picture!

AND AFTER!

I threw down some grass seed so hopefully it will rain. My luck it won't since that's all it has done for the past month. We just have to put the sides back onto the deck and everything will be as good as new. Now to start packing. I'm still holding out hope that things will work out for us. :)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my Aunt Helen and Uncle Lewis. The picture I posted was of them on their Alaska cruise next month they are going on another cruise but this time to Bermuda. What a great way to celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Donna

7 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Wow, that looks like alot of shoveling, thank goodness you had help with it:) Abby makes a wonderful lil' supervisor I love the look on her face, like she's thinking " where in tarnation did all THIS come from!" Have a good day Donna:)

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Boy is that a lot of dirt! I don't know what is worse, shoveling or moving! :) I love the pictures of your 'supervisor'. She's so cute!

Take Care,
Debbie

Janene said...

Donna~I bet you now have muscles that you never knew you had before!
I have had to shovel pea gravel...and it is quite draining isn't it!
It looks great! I'm glad to hear you had a lot of help...Many hands make light work!

Susannah said...

Wow...that was hard work! Looks great...you did a good job!

This Country Girl said...

Bless your hearts, Donna! That is ALOT of dirt and ALOT of work! I'm glad it's done! You sure are a hard worker...but I'm glad you got some help there! Abby looks cute supervising too!

Thanks again for asking about Joy!

Tammy

Betsy said...

Glad you got your hole filled in even though it was alot of hard work. Hope your grass seed starts growing soon. Have a great evening.
Betsy

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