Monday, March 4, 2013

Moving Mountains

Today we got a truckload of dirt to fill the pond out back. It would take too much money to finish, and we need a little more room in the backyard now that we have Brewster. The dirt was free, and we used our own sweat to move that mountain of dirt piled in our driveway. This home improvement project was cheap. We had about six yards delivered from a construction worker who needed to get rid of the dirt.

This is after about an hour of work.

We found that it worked best if I shoveled the dirt in the wheelbarrow and hubby moved it to the backyard. We had a problem though. The side gate wasn't wide enough for the full wheelbarrow, so we had to go through the house.

And then Hubby dumped the dirt in the big pond hole.

We had another problem. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain. The dirt was already pretty heavy, and if it got wet it would be miserable to move. So we moved all that dirt in one day.

The dirt came at about 3:30 in the afternoon. I got two or three loads moved before Hubby came home a little before 4:00. We stopped for a few minutes to eat dinner, but other than that we worked our little tails off until 9:15. That's over five hours of heavy labor! I can't believe we were able to do it.

It was beautiful out. I got to look at the stars and heard an owl. Microbio Daughter brought out some music. It helped me to make it through the evening. But now that I'm done, I can hardly move. I am finding some new muscles and am walking around like an old lady. But the job is done!!!! We moved a mountain of dirt in one evening!

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