Monday, December 10, 2018

The Delivery

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I get up early, but not to go to work, it is to take my car for its garage appointment, to have the expensive timing belt replaced and new brakes put on the front amongst a few other things.

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The good thing about JB Autos, is that it is opposite a pub. So at 8:30am I am in the pub.

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I order breakfast and have a cup of tea.

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I’m going to enjoy this and

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I do. I eat it all even this bit.

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Now I guess it would have been good for the delivery to have come earlier, but to be honest I was tired from the last couple of days. But at midday it arrived. And so I put my scruffs on in preparation of

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Shovelling one tonne of sand.

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And then one tonne of pea shingle. The bricks are for latter.

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Now I didn’t think one bag of sand and pea shingle was going to be enough. I only ordered one bag of each as that is all the room I have got for it. However after much shovelling I was wrong. I deep layer of sand was covering the drive. I racked it over, I skimmed it over with a board, I then edge patted it down to even it some more and then

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bounced the weighted stick up and down some couple of thousand times until the bed was firm and flat.

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It took several passes.

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My dad was doing well with the path.

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Having started to shovel the one tonne of pea shingle, I realised I should have a builders tea break.

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Alias the shovelling needed to continue, as my dad had nearly cleared the mess of pea shingle I had dropped on his work area.

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Some time later and with very tired arms

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the job was done.

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Yes this is it.

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It looks so much better. The right hand side of the path need the edging doing yet and the back gate edging too.

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But a least this is done.

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I can park the car here once more.

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For now I can relax and start to think of Christmas.

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First though I need a bath again.

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