Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yard Work

Here are the pictures of Dad using the backhoe. You can see from the pictures Mom didn't venture out very far from the front porch while Dad was working.

Yesterday Mom and Dad started putting rock in the front yard. First they started with big river rock to fill in the large areas. Dad brought home 1 load (2.5 tons) and then went to get another load and Mom started spreading the rocks. The second load was 3 tons. Dad went to get another load of a different kind of rock while Mom kept spreading rock. The last load was about 3 tons of smaller prettier rock that was going in the pathways. Mom started helping with the smaller rock because she was really tired of the big stuff. There were no pictures of the rocks because Mom was too tired and sore. They did the pathway out front and part of the pathway in the backyard. There's still a bunch of the big rocks that need spread out. More of the smaller rock is coming later this week to cover the flattened driveway. Mom came home at lunch again today and didn't go back to work so she could spread some more rocks. It's cold and starting to rain (it might even snow!!!) and Mom is asleep on the couch whining about how much she hurts. When she does get up she walks funny and makes weird whining noises. Poor Mom. She said she knew she was out of shape, but she didn't realize she had no shape at all. Her office is upstairs which wasn't fun for her to go up to her office this morning and she said when she grabbed the railing, her hand hurt really bad. She keeps saying that she has sore muscles in places she didn't know she had muscles!
I'm going to go snuggled up with her on the couch now to make sure she stays warm. Hopefully we'll have pictures to share with you of the rock sometime soon. Mom can't lift her arms high enough to get her camera off the entertainment center right now. You should have seen her trying to brsh her hair this morning.


Peanut said...

oh hahaha that's funny about your mom. My mom said she would be worse off then your mom if she tried to do all that work.

Peanut said...

Oh yeah and I forgot to sign all most of my posts.


Joe Stains said...

WOW your Dad can drive that giant thing?? I am so so jealous, I want one!

Sparky said...

Man, that's a big machine! I can't believe your dad can drive it... If my human's tried to drive it, they'd probably crash down the house, hee hee.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Can't wait to see pictures of your yard. It must look pawsome

~ Girl girl

Deefor said...

Hi. I know what you mean about the weather. I'm in Colorado too. Yesterday they took me for a walk and it was snowing!! SNOWING!! Later I ran around in the park and it was sunny. That rock stuff sounds impressive.


Moco said...

That is so cool that your Dad is able to drive that backhoe. Moving rocks in really hard work and you should feel for your Mom.

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your dad is very brave to drive that evil looking machine! We sure hope your mom feels better!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Zoo Crew said...

Our mom feels your mom's pain!!! Last summer, mom landscaped our very big backyard which included moving about 6 tons of rock....so wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow, she moved all the rock by herself. She said NEVER again!!!!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh poor Mama. Our Mama has been there, done that with rocks too. We have HUGE boulders also all over the yard. But we had to use a big tractor to push those around. We got 5 dump truck loads of the big rocks just from one farmer alone. We can usually get them free from farmers around here in Iowa. Mama said she won't even tell us how many loads of fieldstone rocks her & Papa picked up for our ponds, hehehehe. Hope you have a great week! Be sure to post some photos of your yard.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Gus and Louie said...

We are sure it will be beautiful when it is done...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

JustMeCopper said...

My Mom is supposed to get some rock in my yard too. What a coincidence.

Penny & Poppy said...

We sure hope your mom is feeling better by now. Our mom feels her pain. One time, she had 11 tons of river rock delivered to our front yard and she carried it all to the back yard to put under the deck. Then she had 6 more tons delivered that she put on our pine island in the front yard. Of course, that was about 14 years ago, when she was a lot younger. She doesn't think she could do it NOW!

Poppy & Penny

Saint Lover said...

I bet she hurt! I'd be shattered if I had to rake that much rock! I bet its going to look really pretty when its all done :)

Petra said...

You have so many exciting things happening at your house, Kaos. I think that big piece of machinery would have scared me.

Peanut said...

hey are you okay? I hope your okay


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Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We cant wait to see pictures. Well, anyone who does what your mom did will feel sore.. shape or no shape :P

We hope your mom will feel better soon.

Boy n Baby

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