It is wonderful to have family who is so willing to help out with our big projects! Especially when that means extra cousin time and staying up a little later on a school night :)
We really are so grateful to Dave for his skills and knowledge and Alex and Jeremy for taking time out of their weeks to lend a hand.
Cement in the post holes meant that the little boys and I had the fun adventure of driving Candace and Jim's truck (thank you!) to Layton to get this pre-mixed cement bad boy hooked up to the hitch.
I think this was possibly the first time I have ever pulled something, maybe not, but it's certaintly been more years than I can number since the last time. Not to mention that truck is a whooooooole lot bigger than it seems from the outside. It's like a Mary Poppins carpet bag truck.
I'll let you mull that analogy over for a second.
The thing has TWO mirror on each of it's side mirrors or else you would always run into people. It took a second to get used to that and I would have a mini panic attack when I would try to switch lanes and realize I could not see around my blind spots. Then of course I would switch my brain from automatic to manual and realize the blazing thing has a total of FOUR side mirrors for that very reason.
I never feared for my life. That thing is a tank. I was afraid I was going to crush someone else.
Once they hooked up the pre-mixed cement trailer I was instructed that I could only travel 35 mph and I was not to take it on the freeway under any condition. Truthfully, I wasn't too sad about that because although I had begun to hone my carpet bag truck driving skills a bit more practice at slower speeds and two lane roads was welcomed.
I am happy and pleased to report that we made it home with out anything interesting to record :)
|1/2 yard of pre-mixed cement|
|Sanders was off playing somewhere and Beckham had just left for baseball practice.|
Beckham was at baseball practice when I was taking these pictures and then I had to go to Young Women's . Thank you Meghan for watching the kids!!! That was a huge help. We really have the best kind of family.
It was too dark to take pictures of the finished product, but hand prints were made and names and a date were inscribed.
SO nice to have this step done!