Digger showed up about 0830 (or so) and Iâ€™ve been on it all day. Got a lot done!
Driveway (did both upper & lower), New garden area behind the house, and the place dug out where SWMBO wants to put a rock/brick wall. Also made my new â€œroadâ€ so I can pull the Caravan around the house easily. (Which was why I had to move my garden in the first place.) Took most of the day to get just this done. (Also filled a couple of sink holes and worked on our main road some to get some of the bumps and holes out of it. Neighbors should be a bit happier for it.)
The new BTech Mini UV-2501+220 came in (along with most of the rest of the â€œstuffâ€ I ordered a couple of days ago). UPS got lazy and didnâ€™t even try to deliver it (I would have seen the truck! I was doing the driveway) so I had to make a run to the Post Office to pick it up. Got it out of the box but not hooked up yet. Yet.
Anywho, itâ€™s almost 1800 and Iâ€™m pretty much done with the digger. Did all Iâ€™d planned and a couple of â€œextraâ€ things I hadnâ€™t. Was it worth the $300 to rent this thing for a day? Probably. And it didnâ€™t come out of our pocket/budget. (Thankâ€™s to the Renters!) None of what I did ended up â€œperfect,â€ but, pretty near. Now to rent a cement mixer and buy some cement and get my new planter beds started. And SWMBOâ€™s wall, of course. (And I got a new butt-ton of rocks to pick up.)
Think Iâ€™ll go play with my new Raspberry PI 3 for awhile before going to bed.