Finished Driveway   |   September 29, 2016

Thanks to many helping hands we were able to pour the cement in the driveway Saturday. It was a busy day and started early but the cement was all poured, worked, and drying by one. We are so thankful to each person who came out to lend a hand. You all worked so hard and we couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out.

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Carlie and Donny were up early to be sure they would get to see the cement trucks come.

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Waiting for the trucks.

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The first truck backing in at 6:30 in the morning.

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John’s brothers James, Nathan, and Steve (all the way from Atlanta); brother in law Jason; Dad Bryan; and John Stead, friend from church, all showed up bright and early to help.

I loved the hard labor of working the fresh cement. I think all of us had jobs that involved physical labor of like kind a few years ago but time has moved on and all of us have less physically demanding jobs now. We were feeling the intensity of the labor. Pushing concrete with a screed board is really hard work, especially when you’re not too experienced with the proper technique.

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Jack Stead came along with his Dad and was a great help entertaining the children while the cement was poured.

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Finished!!! The driveway is 152 ft. long from the road to the top of the parking pad and 12 ft. wide at its narrowest. The parking pad at the top is 22 ft. wide by 40 ft. long. It was designed to be 4 in. thick though I know it’s 4.5 in. in some places. All said, there were 32 square yards of concrete poured to complete the project.

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Picture time for all the cousins while they are in one place.

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