During the continued isolation, Joe's cement project was a welcome break from the routine. Chico did not provide curbs, gutters, sidewalks, or drainage in his neighborhood, so he needed a parking spot in front of his home. The cement pad would eliminate mud, weeds, and low spots and help keep his home free of mud. A week before the cement truck arrived, Joe rented a jack hammer to deal with pavement and rocks. After that, we used a rototiller to break up the soil. Next, Joe moved excess dirt to the back yard with a Bobcat. Then we set up forms and put down rebar to hold the cement.

A week later, we were ready to fill the forms. We learned on the go dealing with about five yards of cement. Within a few hours, Joe was smoothing the cement while I worked on the edges. Meanwhile, Barbara took some pictures from the porch. At the end, Joe and I posed in front of our project.


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