April through June, 2012

Aside from our trip spreading money around the western US we had two big projects this Spring. First was resurfacing the driveway. It was installed in 2003 and 9 years of traffic (including building three residences) and snow plowing had worn down to the pit run. Restoring the 0.8 mile driveway required about 516 cubic yards of road mix (about 50 dump truck loads). One reason for doing this in early June was to take advantage of the wettest month of the year: the road mix needs to be wet before it can be leveled with a road grader and compacted with a vibratory roller. However, as soon as the road mix was down the weather changed and we have had very little rain.

We hope it will be much more than 9 years before we have this expense again!