I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. Staci and I had a great Thanksgiving break with our family and friends. I can honestly say that we our thankful for the people in our lives!
I am also very thankful for getting back to work. With the time off, I decided to do a project that I have been contemplating for a few months. (For some reason, I think about the project, analyze the project, price out the project, and then spend more time researching the project.) This project did not need all of that thought and effort, but I did it anyway.
So what was the project? A small fire pit in the back yard. Our friends Kurt and Cindy have a fire pit in their back yard. We wanted to keep up with the “Jones’s”. (LOL) Whenever we visit them, if it is cold out, we always get together around their fire pit. It is a great way to “unplug” from tv, internet, cell phones and “social media”. In addition, you get to spend time with people that you love, while being outside.
I was able to get some time Saturday to execute the master plan. Lowe’s had the fire pit bowl that I wanted on “Black Friday Sale”, and I decided to pick up up. It was over 50% off. That was all that I was supposed to buy, but then I started looking at the pavers that I needed to make the round enclosure. Well, before I knew it, I was loading up one of those big carts with these bricks.
By the way, I am really out of shape. I realized that after picking up the first load of bricks. Each of these things weighs in at 24 lbs each.
So I loaded the first 20 pavers and the 3′ fire pit bowl into my Toyota Camry. At this time, I thought, I really need a truck!
I went home and unloaded the bricks. The dolly surely helped but it was still a lot of weight to pull. Ugh… Again I say, I am really out of shape.
I unpacked the bowl, spray painted a circle in the grass where the fire pit was going, and made the first layer. Then, I put the last 4 or 5 pavers in position on the second level.
Now it is back to Lowe’s for the second load of pavers. I picked them up, along with some drainage rock and sand. After the second layer, the third layer went on.
I did have to make an adjustment, and I didn’t have the proper tools. So, I took the back of a claw hammer and started pounding away. After about 10 – 15 hits, the paver was split and I had the final piece that I needed. I put that last paver in place then I added the rock and sand to the center, and I was finished.
Now it is time to sit back with Staci, and enjoy the fruits of my labor!
Thank you for reading my little story.
FILTER CHANGE: I would also like to remind you of a little project that you need to take care of soon. It is time to check your air filters to see if they need to be replaced.
Also, if you need to schedule your Winter Tune-up, give us a call at 843-821-0937.
Once that is done, take a moment to sit back and relax.