Making a Driveway

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The excavator has arrived!  Now we can finally get to work.  There is only one problem, the “driveway” is not passable with an excavator.  Before we can do anything, we have to fix the driveway so that the excavator will be able to get past the very steep ledge that is our driveway.

The driveway before. Too steep for much use, mostly foot traffic.

I am thrilled that this project has to get done first though, then maybe my car will go up the driveway.  The last time we tried this, a piece of the undercarriage ended up bent and the gas tank brackets were broken.  So I have to hike every day, all the way up and down the hill.  Usually, this is just good excercise, but some days you just don’t have what it takes to walk.  Soon, I can just drive.

The driveway after. We had to go way around the large piece of ledge

The kids are thrilled wil all the loose dirt and rocks to play with.

From the top, looking down.

The long stretch of rocks and roots:

Where he’s going…
Where he’s been…

On the plus side, this driveway project is a gold mine for foundation rocks.

This one is about a foot thick.

On the home stretch…

 

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Hey! I was just talking about how much I loved visiting the TN family when I was a kid. Looking to get back out that way once the house is done. We’re doing very well here. How about you all?

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