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His World Turned Upside Down

A road crew has been putting in new water lines in our neighborhood for the last 2 weeks or so.

Sweet! A fire hydrant! You know your priorities have changed when
you're excited they're putting in a hydrant right in front
of your house. LOL

Our upper driveway was never paved (our driveway actually used to circle around the house until we fenced in the back yard for the dogs........more important for me to have a yard for the dogs then to be able to park right by the back door LOL)

Anyway, it isn't paved and isn't really used much anymore since we park at the garage now (the bottom driveway). It's basically just dirt and gravel and it constantly develops ruts in it from the rain and half of it washes down the road.

We've talked about paving it, partially to keep it from washing away but also b/c the bottom driveway is really steep and there's not really more than 2 spots for vehicles.......not that we have a lot of company over but we DO for Thanksgiving and Christmas and there just wouldn't be any room at the bottom driveway. But we don't really want to pave it b/c we'd like it to seed and turn more into the yard.....knowing full well that grass would be killed when anyone drove up and parked there........but taking a gamble b/c there isn't often traffic on the upper driveway.

I feel like I'm rambling and I'm giving y'all basically useless information about my driveway(s) and yard. So let's carry on to the main point of this post, shall we? LOL

With the road crew here, they asked if they could dump the gravel in our upper driveway. I had at first misunderstood and thought they wanted to dump the 'leftover' gravel (which has happened before), however, what they ACTUALLY meant was to use our upper driveway as STORAGE for the gravel. So now, we have two LARGE piles of gravel (two dump truck size loads of gravel to be exact).

On the plus side, they've already smoothed down the driveway, adding gravel to it and will fix the driveway when they're done. Saving us about $500 if we'd paid someone to do it. :-D

They also have been using our upper driveway as a parking lot. We don't mind and actually volunteered our driveway......after all, it keeps the large equipment off our narrow road. :-)

So, what's the point in this whole post?

I have a reason, I assure you, just keep reading. :-)

That means that the Bobcat has to come up our driveway several times a day to pick up a bucket full of gravel.

'So what', you say?

Well, Rio is beside himself with worry.

There's a large 'monster' that is continuously coming up his driveway. In his safe zone.

He's NOT happy in the least and expresses his displeasure EARLY in the morning when the road crew gets here and he continues throughout the day.

Each time the Bobcat comes up the driveway, Rio goes ballistic. He starts barking and carrying on. Defending his kingdom.

Yet, when I open the back door for him to 'patrol', the little wimp hightails it for the safety of our bedroom but still barks to chase the 'monster' away.

"If I can't see it, it can't see me!"

I can't wait until they're done.


  1. Hahahaha! Poor Rio...But that's awesome that they smoothed out your driveway and are fixing it when they are done! Woohoo!

    1. Yup, your nephew is a wimp LOL. And ain't it great! You saw how rough it was, almost four wheeling rough LMAO

  2. LOL!!!! Silly Rio! I hate that it's making him anxious, but it is kind of funny. I hope they are done soon so you can get some peace and quiet. That's awesome that they are fixing your driveway for you. Nice trade I think! :D

    1. Yup, he's a goof. He's such a scaredy cat but you can't much blame him......those suckers ARE loud and it's not like they're easy to expose them too LOL

      I think it's a GREAT trade and we didn't even have to ask, they offered. :-D


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