If you can’t have a backhoe/loader…

…have a friend with a backhoe/loader.

Neighbor D expressed a desire to come over this afternoon and help me with a new driveway apron onto the wash.


Last summer’s flash flood exposed two big rocks in bad places. One wasn’t really much of a problem, but while waiting for D I poked around with a shovel and determined that it would be pretty easy to move. Without anything better to do, I went ahead and did that before D and the tractor arrived.


But the other is the tip of an iceberg-sized boulder and directly in the path of the old driveway apron. It might conceivably be possible to dig it out but it would be more practical to knock the top off with an explosive or jackhammer – and more practical yet just to dig the new ramp off to the other side of it. Which is what D did.


Within a week or two it’ll be packed down nice and tight. Already my driveway is in better shape than it’s been in half a year.

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2 Responses to If you can’t have a backhoe/loader…

  1. Mike says:

    Very nice, glad to see that your access to the road is better. Hopefully this will mean a little less punishment on the Jeep.

  2. coloradohermit says:

    Good friend and neighbor!

To the stake with the heretic!