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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Did It!

Hello my dear friends,

I am so happy today!! At last ... after months of shoveling and carrying rock, pushing the wheelbarrow back and forth almost 200 times, breathing in dust from the clay and some blisters and many bruises ... it is all gone!

Not only once ...

... but twice my driveway was filled with yards of crushed rock!

And finally ...

 ... the last shovel full was taken into the back ... 

... which left my driveway empty! As of today... all gone!!!

 I still have leftover rock but now it is sitting tidy in cat litter buckets at the side of the house. I am sure in the near future I will find a spot that hasn't got enough rock and then I can top it up! Did I mention that I just love cat litter buckets?! They have been such a big help the entire time I was working on my yard. From being a weed holder to rock/soil container ~ perfect!!

Now it is tidy up time. I have some weeding to do, grass to cut and other bits and pieces to tidy and after that I will take some photos of the front and back yard to share with you.

I am a very happy lady right now. I had challenged myself to do this all on my own and I did. I had so many people offer me a helping hand and thank you to all of you but I needed to do this myself without any help and ...

I did it!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my little journey with my outdoor project. The rest is up to my hubby now with things like painting the new part of the deck and pool surround, the outdoor lighting and a few other little jobs that are his.

Now I have some spare time on my hands and I am hoping to be able to sit and create something new very soon. I have been able to squeeze a few minutes of creating time here and there over the past few days but nothing is finished just yet.

So ... that is the reason to visit me here at Todolwen soon again. Hopefully something new will be waiting to be shared with you!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Good for you that its done now......are you enjoying the new pool yet with all the heat we have??? Hope so, gotta have some fun!!!

  2. Congratulations on a job well done. I certainly understand the work it took to complete this task. Somehow it feels better when done by you yourself! Blessings...

  3. It always feels good to finish such a big project. Congrats!

  4. Bless your heart, Karen. That is back breaking work, I know because I've done it before and you should feel so proud and relieved that it is done! Can't wait to see the final results! Judy

  5. A great big hearty congratulations on finishing such a heavy and labor intensive project. Look forward to the finished pictures.

  6. Congrat, Karen!! What a feat that was!! Such back breaking (or in your case, near-ankle breaking work). So glad for you that it's done. There is so much to be said in taking pride in hard work!! I, too, love cat little buckets!! When I see them by the recycle, I swoop them up!! I use them to sort my sea shells! So handy! Don't comment much, but still lovin' your blog!!