Thats how many bags of cement we poured this weekend.
Our side yard has been dirt & gravel as long as we've owned the house, and I didn't want to go through winter having that mud pit, so we decided to pave it.
We're paving the full side yard where the trashcans are, and a 4' walkway down to the back yard. That leaves about 3.5' on one side for an herb and annual garden, and about 3' on the other for neighbor-blocking plants :)
The area we paved was about 95 square feet. We had to rent a mixer from Home Depot to make it go faster. We poured a 4'x4' section last weekend and mixed it by hand, and that was too much work.
Now for a quick weekend rundown, since I need to go to bed!
* Pick up magnolia and plum tree from nursery
* Drop them off at home, go to Home Depot for 24 bags of concrete mix to go with the 4 left over from the last pour.
* Pick up concrete mixer and bull float from Home Depot Rentals.
* plant magnolia in front yard, and plum in back yard.
* Dig down 5 inches for most of the 95 square feet we paved. It used to be gravel and bark.
* Pave one 5' by 6' section (25 bags)
* Go to Home Depot, pick up 30 more bags of concrete (the most my truck will carry).
* Go to home depot and buy 12 more bags of concrete.
* Pave another 5'x6' section (25 bags)
Take a nap through lunch and wait for the conrete to dry a bit
* Pave the last 4'x6' section, around the air conditioner (12 bags).
* Return rental equipment.
* Eat pizza, post this story, and go to sleep.
And for those keeping count, I have 8 bags of concrete mix left, for the rest of the walkway. I figure its about another 100 square feet or so.
I need to get more mix.
Sunday Morning View #1
Sunday Afternoon View #1
Sunday Morning View #2
Sunday Afternoon View #2