Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rocky Road

is great if you're talking about ice cream.

Not so much if you're talking about a driveway.

A driveway should be smooth and, well, driveable.

Ours wasn't.

It was narrow.  And broken.  And full of weeds.  And the approach could do a serious number on the wheels of your car.

Aside from the fact that it didn't look pretty, it held water when it rained and that made the south wall of the basement weep.  Which made me weep. 

I wanted it fixed.

So, I found me an awesome concrete guy and he took this:
And did this:

 Then he did this:

 And it's been smooth sailing ever since...

Special thanks to Jason Thomas at McGuire Flatwork - Your guys did a great job!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

This little boy

was born on a farm in Kansas.

This little boy had two older brothers, a mom who raised him, and a dad who died when he was only three.

This little boy was a three sport athlete in high school and a four-year track letterman in college.

This little boy worked his way through college, graduate school and dental school.  He also spent a little time in the Army in the middle of all that.

This little boy grew up to be my dad.

This little boy would have been 84 today.

This little girl still misses him.