Monday, August 16, 2010

Driveway and Pathways

After a load of this ...

and hiring one of these... we have re-gravelled the pathways and cleaned the driveway cement in the front yard.

The driveway looks really light and clean now, but at the same time cleaning it has shown up cracks and some pitting. It is the original cement, so it must be about 30 years old and probably time to get something done about it. Stencilling or stamping our driveway wouldn't suit our 70's brick home.

We asked the council to take out a tree on the nature strip as the roots were pushing up the cement at the bottom of the driveway. They were more than happy to oblige, but now the cement is beginning to crumble in between the cracks. EEEEK!

It's that 139 principle happening all over again! I learnt this from an old and very wise builder years ago. Changing one item usually means changing another three items to suit, after you have changed those three, another nine items to change just seem to appear.

Can you relate to this?

Always good to have a cuppa and re-visit the 139 principle!

Have a wonderful Monday!


brismod said...

Pam, I hear you loud and clear after our garden clean out. A cold beer was our beverage of choice though!

Jenny said...

That is usually what happens at our place too. Project A turns into project B which leads to C, D and E - Arrrrhhh!

Brenda Leyland said...

The 139 principle seems to work no matter where you live! I can relate totally!

Karena said...

Oh absolutely it is never ending!!

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The Pink Poodle said...

Hi all looks fabulous anyway...

139 principles or whatever!!~~~~~

the cuppa looks fab...but i may have to tweak it with a coffee!!~~

xx andrea

Thea said...

Hi Pam, nice to see that you've been tackling those projects as planned in my absence. I had never heard of the 139 principle before but it's SO true. See you on Wednesday. x

vintage mum said...

I hadn't heard that before it could have been made just for this house :)
Cate x

Jenevieve said...

That's the first time I've heard about the 139 principle, but I completely understand! :)

Paper Tree Design said...

We haven't started on our garden makeover yet - it's still on the 'to do' list. I must say I am a bit worried as to what we will find under all the rambling garden plants. The 139 principle is definitely a reality tho'. Michelle

Gail McCormack said...

Looking good Pam

I like the term '139 principle''s been used many times around here!

Gail xx

vintage mum said...

don't forget to copy and paste your award cate x

Debbie said...

Just try to keep in mind... that all the stress will be worth it in the end!
I`m looking forward to see the end result!


Beach Vintage said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks so much for coming in to see me today. I am so sorry I was busy talking to take more time to talk to you. I appreciate your support. I heard you bought a purse and a book. Thanks so much and hope you enjoy. Many thanks again - Simone xx