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Old 12-15-2015, 09:06 PM
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A Concrete Decision

I have been wanting a shop building in the back yard for so many years.... I actually thought I was going to make it happen this year. I told the kids about the plan, the shop would be awesome, and everyone's Christmas was going to be a little light, but all for the cause.
Well, after looking all the costs and considering options and getting realistic about priorities....
I'm getting a driveway instead.
Yay.
Rassafrassajamminatdufritz.....

The driveway was once asphalt and has been derelict for years, crumbling faster by the day. Chronic drainage issues require a major redo so I finally had to do the responsible thing. But damnit I want a shop!

Oh well, it's all for the better; drainage, property value, resale, curb appeal.
I'm consoling myself like that.

The new driveway will be proper concrete-rebar-permits etc like God intended.

I'll just pout in the corner for a while.






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Old 12-15-2015, 11:31 PM
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Wow! Did you do the Bobcat work yourself?

The shop- can wait. I need somewhere to park my bike when I come visit
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:35 AM
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A man's palace can never have enough concrete.

Room for a basketball setup?
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:23 AM
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That will be much better than the last time I was there (for a number of reasons). Are you extending the drive around the side of the house for potential future access?
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Wow! Did you do the Bobcat work yourself?

The shop- can wait. I need somewhere to park my bike when I come visit
My bike has been parked in that driveway a few times. I've also parked in worse..

Still, will be nice when it's done. Now if I could just get mine done.
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A Concrete Decision

I didn't do any of this, it's all turnkey... Which seems really weird, to an habitual d-i-y-er.
I do need to have another get-together here, some day.
I'd love to see y'alls bikes parked here again.
There's room for b-ball, but the angles might cause difficulty.
The drive along the north side is a future thought, related to the phantom shop building in my mind. Some prep for it is contained in all this.
Mike, you coulda had a drive, but you chose knees. I can't explain you.
I look forward to seeing your bike on the new drive.

Due to the house being lower than the street AND the city's mandate that the drive go *up before it go *down AND the need to drain water AWAY from the house, the driveway is a bit of a minor roller coaster I think the g-kids will love it.
In fact, I'm getting them new skateboards for Christmas!

It's now finished, it's going to be so awesome!







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It's beautiful.

(I don't see my ashtray on the front porch anywhere.)
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Tell me you wrote your name in it before it dried!

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This place has slowly changed in many ways over the years. I need to find some of the old pics.... It looks a LOT different.


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Looking good man! Nothing beats Concrete!! Heck Ya, another one down - only 547 projects to go, if your count is kinda the same as mine.....

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It ain't no shop, but it sure looks purty!


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One of those $199.00 canvas car ports from Harbor Freight will make a good place to work out of the weather. It's only a temporary solution but it is cheap and flexible.
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I've been there!

Wasn't there some kind of built-in planter thingy at one time...?

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