manual laboring

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See all that gravel? I shoveled scoop after scoop of it today. I hadn’t really planned on helping with this job today, but I kind of felt I should after calling Peter a wimp (he wanted to rent some sort of loader thing to haul the gravel up and down the driveway, and I just wanted there to be one day of house work where nothing had to be rented). It was my job to shovel the gravel into the wheelbarrows, and Peter transported them. It took all day. Do construction workers eat big lunches, because I ate way too much at lunch and thus felt like throwing up after each shovel maneuver.
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It turned out pretty well, and it does feel kind of good to do burly work once in a while. Of course, now my arms feel like they are going to fall off.
I finished the milk maiden dress, but it needs some altering. I’m going to go do that now unless I fall asleep first.

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13 Responses to manual laboring

  1. lisa c says:

    That’s one nice looking driveway!

  2. John did his stairs one bucket at a time. He had 3 yards of gravel, I think. That’s a lot of trips with a bucket.
    I helped him with his walkway, but I made him buy an extra-heavy-duty wheelbarrow. He got sunstroke, so it was kind of a bad deal for him. His walkway looks pretty good, though.

  3. debbie says:

    nothing like good ol’ hard work to make you feel good – especially when the results are so good looking!

  4. Christine in Los Angeles says:

    Lookin’ good …
    Why didn’t the deliveryman back the truck into your driveway? That would’ve been easier for all concerned, no?
    God bless, Chtistine

  5. Christine in Los Angeles says:

    Aaargh … don’t trust anyone who cant spell her own name …
    ChRistine

  6. Cher says:

    Beautiful work (even if it did take you forever)!

  7. gleek says:

    wow, i love the design on the driveway! great idea!
    don’t forget to stretch your arms.. otherwise you’ll wake up tomorrow and not be able to move :)

  8. Stella says:

    NICE JOB on the gravel. You are going to be so sore. But your upper arms will look great and ready for more sleevelss.

  9. melissa says:

    we got gravel dumped off at our house yesterday morning too! bart’s paving a path on the side of the garage.

  10. melissa says:

    ps the driveway looks GOOD!

  11. melissa f. says:

    and by altering, do you mean cuting slits in the sleeves so that your muscle bound arms can fit through? i thought so.

  12. Amy says:

    Wow, it looks great!

  13. john says:

    Who dumps several tons of gravel in the street? Talk about a road hazard!

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