Me, hubby and our next door neighbour Lynne have been filling potholes and ruts in the dirt road round our backs today. Unaccustomed as I am to manual labour, well any labour really lol, it was a bit of a shock to the ol'body but worth it if it makes getting in and out of the garages easier. In an odd way it was quite fun being outside in the fresh air and working hard especially once we started seeing some result for what we'd done. And we should all feel the benefit of doing something about it.
The road has got worse over the years with constant use and bad weather but this year after the bad snow and then rain we've had recently it was almost undrivable, it was basically turning into a big muddy patch. During the last week hubby and our next door neighbour have both got a bit stuck and had to be pushed out of a hole and we've heard quite a few spinning tyres as other neighbours struggled through the mud too.We weren't too sure how to mend a dirt road to be honest so the other night I decided to use my favourite little internet friend GOOGLE and it came up trumps.
|Your such a helpful friend google x|
The worst and biggest rut was outside our house where the road drops down a bit and as everyone who uses the backs for access passes over our part on the way to there garages its also the most used part of the road. Next door up had a couple of huge potholes outside their garage too which we said we'd fill in because we drive onto part of it to reverse into our garage. They offered to go halves on the cost of the stone which we thought was very good of them, they said that as they used the road too it was only fair they contributed.Lynne said as she was at home today she'd also come out and helped us shovel and spread it which was a big help. With three of us at it we only took a couple of hours to do it which was great.
|Part of the road with its new layer of limestone|
Needless to say with me being so unused to any physical labour after doing this for a few hours this morning I havent done my wii workout today. I'm hoping my couple of hours as a navvy road building will count as todays workout lol