Thursday, November 15, 2012

Patio party!

Today was patio day at our house folks!!! We were up and ready for action bright and early today. We have Daniel's awesome Brother Tom who runs Gold Coast based City-Link here for a few days doing some concreting. Daniel's Nephew Adam also came to help which was fantastic! Today was the patio as well as some prep work for the driveway tomorrow. 

We had only had one minor hiccup when the bobcat crushed part of a down pipe  But it was easily fixed and we were on our way again. Everything kicked off at 7:30am and we were prepped and ready for the concrete for the patio by 11am. We had a very quick break and then before we knew it the concrete truck arrived.Daniel was well and truly involved in the process, going back and forth with a wheelbarrow full of concrete. The bobcat guy didn't end up doing much extra for us. At some point we'll get a guy we've had before who has some good heavy equipment and is an excellent operator. 

My job was running back and forth with water, coffees, food, keeping the music pumping and taking pictures. In the midst I also had a guy from Franklyn Blinds here doing a final measure for our blinds. It will apparently be about 2 or 3 weeks before they 'might' be ready. 

Anyway, see pics below of the progress throughout the day.

Before- when our patio was mostly used to hold the mower and other junk

Fixed pipe after the bobcat crushed it

Ready for pouring

Daniel schlepping concrete in our amazing and lovely neighbour's wheelbarrow

Ta da!
Tomorrow will be an even earlier start with the concrete truck scheduled to arrive at 6:00am. Luckily it's all prepped and ready to go. Tom tells us it won't involve wheelbarrows which is AWESOME!

In short, we have a patio now and Daniel has the blisters on his hands to prove it. Yay!


  1. Great job, guys! That patio space is huge and will be so much fun for entertaining.

    Thank goodness for GOOD neighbours, hey?!!!


    1. Thanks M! I'm so glad we went bigger, I wasn't that keen but now I love it.

      Hope the open house goes great!!! Your sneak peeks have been very enticing!