Thursday, 3 May 2012

Crazy Construction at the Craig's

Concrete Driveway Removal = Earthquake:

So, our neighbors were deciding to to do their driveways, and we joined in and decided we were going to get ours done too. But, compared to our neighbors, our old driveway was concrete, while theirs was asphalt. They also got their front and back walkways done, while our whole front walkway was removed, and our side walkway also. 
Any-who......... They arrived the first morning at 7am!!! and to the displeasure of our neighbors, THEY STARTED JACK-HAMMERING THE END OF OUR DRIVEWAY! after they did a little section of one of the (probably) 2m by 2m concrete slabs, they use a bob-cat, and lift it up. Then they DROP IT. Our whole house vibrated, and kinda shook. (later on we apologized to our next door neighbor, because she has younger children and we probably woke them up). They did this for the whole driveway. It was quite interesting. By the time i left they had ripped up the whole driveway, and it wasn't even 8am. 

So, how do we get into/out of our house?!?!?!:

The next day our front patio was still setting (concrete), so we couldn't walk on it. Before we even got the chance to leave the house, they start pouring the side walkway. WHICH MEANS - we were kinda trapped in our home, because we have no door in the garage, therefore trapped !. So we called our neighbor behind us, which my little sister is friends with, and we asked if we could jump the fence in-between us. (it is like a 3ft fence). So being a wonderful neighbors, they put a step stool on their side and we did the same, so that my mother wouldn't wipe out. (she used to have MS, but now barely has any symptoms, so she doesn't have great balance anymore.) It was kinda funny cause it felt like we were doing a secret mission for the next couple of days. :

OVERALL: the front is looking even better than it did before, which is nice. My mom, being an amazing landscaper, will make it look even better with some potted plants, and her habiscus plants that are already in the front garden. The only thing is we might take out the giant spruce tree right next to the driveway, because when they put in the concrete French curbing for our driveway, they had to kill a couple pretty big roots. I will put a couple photos up when its done!

Now to something else.....
My little sister Krista and my mom just left to go to a G.E.M.S. night for mother's day. I have  NO CLUE what to make my mother. (she likes gifts made by us). I was thinking a painting, but I don't really know what I'd paint. She loves flowers, but i don't know which our i would paint. She loves this type of flower in Australia, its purple, but i personally think its quite Ugly ... maybe a water lily, or something peaceful to hang in her office, amidst the chaos. :P

Oh well, ill figure that out later :P for now, im going to take a nice nap because im really tired even though i took the day off school. Toodaloo!

I got my supplies from Greenhawk equestrian supplies! i got a good looking dandy brush (not as firm as i would have liked it, but i can always get a better one) a body brush, braiding hook, tonnes of tiny braiding elastics, braiding comb, and curry comb. So excited ! I showed my horse friend, Emma, and she loved it! well that's all for now ! thanks for all the views on my blogs! i appreciate it, and feel free to comment ! 

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