i shoveled 1000 shovels of dirt today.
i counted them!!!!!!!
i had 3 yards of dirt delivered this morning at 8:30 am. i worked my butt off all day long & i used math!!!!!! (guess those math classes back in school a hundred years ago WERE worth somethin'!!!!!)
when the guy dumped it in the driveway, it didn't look like very much dirt! i was thinking i should have got more. (boy am i glad i didn't!!!!!!!!!!)
(look at that beautiful grass in the front yard!!!!!! it needs mowing again, but that's gonna have to wait til monday or tuesday night. we might not be having "stamp night with doris" this week! we might be having "mowing night with nellie". (that's the mower's name - i thought i had named her lucy, but i went back in my posts & checked & her name's nellie!!!)
there were 2 piles.
i used 1 pile. (oooops! forgot to take a picture before it got dark!!) they were about the same size piles, so let's say each pile was 1/2 a yard.
there are 500 shovels of dirt in 1.5 yards of dirt! i know. i counted them!!!!
it took 15 wheelbarrows (the regular regulation sized contractor size wheelbarrow) to fill the flower bed.
i know....i counted them!!
each load had 25 shovels full in them.
i know....i counted them!!!
(oooops! forgot to take a picture of the loaded wheelbarrow!!!) and i shoveled those 25 shovels-full TWICE! once to get them IN the wheelbarrow & once to get them OUT!!! (i did dump a little over the edge of the bed a few times, but that scraped up the edge & i didn't want to do that too much. i like it rustic, but didn't want it to be messed up!)
then i decided i didn't want to have to mow or weed-eat behind the bed & it would look really cool with an oleander behind it, so i put down landscape fabric - multi layers - & filled it in with dirt. that took 5 loads, each with 25 shovels in. (yes, i know.....i counted them!!!!)
15 loads for the bed
+5 loads for the back corner
= 20 loads
x 25 shovels in
= 500 shovels
x2 to get the shovels out
= 1000 shovels of dirt~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but the flower "bed" is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
i'll show you close ups of the flowers tomorrow. i've gotta trim that landscape fabric around the bed & i have 2 irises that i want to plant next to the bed so that they look like "nightstands" & i have a project in the works in the garage.....i'll show you that later!!!!!
i'm going to the boonies (magnolia) tomorrow to visit my best friend cindy -- we're gonna spend the afternoon laying in the pool. no dirt, no shovels, no wheelbarrows.
thank you, God, for a day of rest & thank you for my flower bed filled with dirt & flowers that You made & thank you for giving me the strength to build the bed & haul all 1000 shovels of dirt!!!!
and thank you for my friend laurie (who designed this AWESOME blog!!!!) and her 2 precious kids who spent the afternoon & evening with me!!!!! they did a fantastic job watching me work!!!!! & then we went swimming in the bahamas (judy's pool) & grilled bbq'd chicken & hot dogs!!!
it was a FANTASTIC day!!!!!!! and now i'm going to bed!!!!
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