The adventures of Joe, when locked out of the house

The adventures of Joe, when locked out of the house

One not-so-special weekend recently, Joe decided to tidy up the front of the house.

We’ve rarely had a weekend free the past few months due to wedding planning and as all our money and time has gone on prepping for the big day, I think Joe was just itching to get some jobs done around the house. Also, I had politely refused him entry to the lounge as I was having my wedding hair and make-up trial.

The fence at the front of the house – yes, the light blue one (I know this is probably dangerous living so close to the Old Trafford ground but sod it. We’re not football people anyway I think our blue fence is just adorable!) – well, there is an area on the pathway that was looking a bit sad. I’m not entirely sure if this was our doing or not but you can see what it used to look like here. Nonetheless, Joe decided it needed filling because:

1: It’s dangerous and someone (read: me) would probably trip up. And
2: It just looked naf.

So, off he went to buy some Tarmac. Or at least, that’s what I’m calling it. Technically, it’s Cold Lay Repair Macadam, but as a girl who knows nothing of this type of thing, I’m sticking with plain old Tarmac.

Tarmac pavement

Before

Tarmac pavement

After

Tarmac pavement

You may notice the sledgehammer over there on the lawn… Yup. That’s how he managed it. Good job though I think!

With the weather holding up (and my hair not quite finished yet) Joe also took to the driveway gate. This was very kindly given to us from a neighbour, but it was in a bit of a sorry state. Joe took this time to repaint it, making it look good as new. Oh, and what a surprise, a visit from Pebbles!

Tarmac pavement

I’m hoping we’ll see some more sunny weekends again soon so we can really enjoy all of Joe’s hard work. Roll on Spring!

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