Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Garden Tuesday? Paving

So, this morning some guy pounds on our front door and informs us that he's been paving our neighbor's driveway, and he has too much asphalt, so would we like some areas in our driveway patched?

Hmmm.  This is the snowy, cold northeast.  Does pavement crack?  Does a bear do his business in the woods?  So we said, sure, go ahead and patch, expecting him to fill in maybe 10'x10' or 10'x20' at most.

Then all of this shows up.

And notice this guy with the Romper Stompers on his feet.  Turns out there are blacktop tamping shoes.  Who knew?

Now, don't get me wrong, we needed a good liberal repaving.  But this bill is going to be a real shock, far from the $200 to $400 we thought we were spending.  Oh, well.  At least it's done.

And you can see a little of the yard in the background, and might even notice that the rain this weekend has finally turned our lawn green.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


Anonymous said...

I'm speechless! Maybe we should do a Kickstarter and collect donations for your driveway.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, wouldn't it be nice if he'd just done it for free cause he was the one who had so much bitumen to spare!! I envy your paved driveway. Ours is just dirt and rubble, sigh. Fine enough in summer but can be a little boggy in winter! Enjoy your week. No worries, and love, Carol

Dexter said...

Oh dear. Our driveway could use a touch up too, but it is so expensive. What's done is done. Hope you like it.

Mango Momma

Sue said...

I need some of those paver shoes for the molehills in the back yard.

SissySees said...

We need a load of gravel. I am still waiting for paved walks to and from the exterior doors. Pea gravel sticks in all kinds of shoe soles.

Claire S. said...

We need earth this year - actually we needed it a couple years ago and kept putting it off. Our poor yard is in pitiful shape. If someone showed up with a load, it would help the procrastination. LOL

Enjoy the driveway (and the green lawn) !

Linda said...

You can't walk on paper money.....the paving will be worth it in the end. I'd settle for gravel rather than mud though today;)

Pam said...

Oh man... I hope the bill isn't too high!