Filling a hole with gravel
I ordered 3 cubic yards of 3/4" gravel from South Bay Materials ($30 per cu. yd. + $40 delivery + tax = $140).
It looks like a small pile in comparison to the dumptruck, but when you stand there it's larger. I think it weighs
about 5,000 pounds.
The gravel was delivered on April 28, 2001.
Thanks to Sarah for getting up at 7:30am to welcome the gravel to our humble home.
Hazardous to people & pets.
On the fifth load, I broke the old wheelbarrow.
Home Depot, $29.95. Assemble yourself and save the $10 fee. Inflate tire to 25 psi.
On May 5, Luke showed up for loads 29 through 43. But maybe we counted wrong, and it was
really 42. That would be a more pleasing number.
After 39 loads, we can clearly see the gravel at the end of the tunnel.
Turns out that two cubic yards would have been about right. Luckily, I had an extra hole ready.
Some day, we'll remove some of the gravel and put bricks over the top. But then again, if I were laying
bricks then I wouldn't be lying in the hammock.
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