Well this week I have been trying to get back into the swing of things a bit. I told you that last week we spent Fall Break in Gatlinburg. We did that to get a little break but mainly because we were having our driveway done and wouldn’t be able to get a vehicle down to our house while the concrete was being poured (and while it was curing). While we were in Gatlinburg there were several days where the weather wasn’t ideal. I assumed that Chattanooga was experiencing similar weather. I was right! Guess what you can’t do while it’s raining…yep–pour concrete!
So we got home and the driveway wasn’t finished. That meant we couldn’t drive down to our house. Now typically that wouldn’t be the end of the world, but you see we live on what is called a flagpole lot. So our driveway is over quarter mile long. The only option we had was to park on our neighbor’s property and walk through the woods to our house. Not exactly the thing you want to do when it’s raining and you have a ton of luggage to unpack.
After a couple of days my husband and the workers created a “bridge” from the neighbor’s property get my car over to the part of the driveway that had cured enough to be driven on. Let’s just say that the weather this week hasn’t done us any favors. The little bridge hasn’t been great and we have tried to use it as little as possible. One of my visitors who attempted the “bridge” got stuck and my husband ended up having to drive his truck up and pull her out. Oh boy!
The good news is…they were able to finish pouring on Monday and this morning we were finally able to use our driveway–WOO HOO! It’s been a rough week but it’s finally done and I am a VERY happy camper!
In addition to the driveway fun, there was that big storm system that hit on Tuesday morning. We had a tree in our backyard that recently died. It was alive in July but by August all of the leaves had browned out. We think it might have got hit by borer worms (it that what they are called?) My husband had planned to have it taken down but never thought that it would give us issues this quickly. We were very sad to watch as huge branches fell from the tree onto my husband’s barn and our fence.
Oh well…it can be fixed but I wish that it didn’t happen after we had to fork out a ton of money for that dang driveway!
Since I really couldn’t get to the store I used what we had here for most of the week. I did have Jim run and grab some milk and fruit for the boys and will do my big shopping trip this weekend. I will just share that trip next week.
Tonight is karate and then I am headed out to get some dinner. I am craving a grilled salmon and hummus salad from Big River Grill…mmmm! I need the night off
I hope you guys had a great week and hopefully you saved a ton. While I did save on my groceries…the other expenses kinda bit me in the hiney–tee hee.
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