It’s been a busy few months…Jim got called out in November to work his first storm as an independent insurance adjuster. He spent 34 days away, working in a call center up north. It was tough having him gone, but we appreciated the positive cash flow 🙂
Before he left, he managed to tackle a nice project – we call it “The Wharf”. We wanted to put a fire pot down by the creek, but the ground is really sloped there. We had a bunch of concrete pavers left over from our garden in Orlando, although they were 2 different sizes. We came up with a design that used them all, plus we had to go buy more to have enough to complete the project.
Jim started by staking out the area.
Next he removed the sod and leveled the dirt for the walkway.
Jim laid down weed block and started placing pavers.
Next he began working on the pad for the firepot.
We had to make a trip to Home Depot to pick up a load of Oldcastle 12 in. x 8 in. Concrete Garden Wall Blocks. When they lowered the pallet of blocks into the bed of Jim’s dually, I thought all four back tires would blow out!
He began laying the retaining wall blocks, gradually filling in the dirt and the pavers.
Jim managed to fill in most of the area with dirt he removed from a high spot in the lawn. However, we still had to truck in a little dirt to finish the project. And the finished result is:
We broke it in with a nice batch of s’mores 🙂 The Wharf is also a great place just to sit and watch the creek, plus Jim finds it a nice spot to sit and fish.