Sunday, August 18, 2013

Making Ashley's house a Home...Day 4

Another crazy busy day today.
Wayne and I were at Home Depot when they first opened to pick up new door locks for Ashley's house and some other odds and ends.
Ashley is such a go getter.
I thought we would focus on the inside of the house and then work on the outside later on.
But nope, she has about 15 different projects going on at once.
One of her project is to level her yard. Especially around the house and the yard, as it sloops toward her house. Which is not good come the winter thaw.
So they had moved all the topsoil. She also put crusher fines down for her walk way in order to lay down her side walk or paving blocks.
I was shocked to see that the whole front flower bed was cleaned out and the blocks removed when I came home from my 4th...or was it my 5th trip back from Canadian Tire.

I again was doing some painting.
Tyler, Ashley's boyfriend, mom came by to see Ashley's house and to help out. So I gave her a paint brush and we did the edging to Ashley's bedroom...or was it her dressing room?
We had a nice chit chat. So much nicer to work when you have someone to talk to :)
We ran out of painters tape so whats a creative girl to do???
Use sticky post it notes of course ;)

Look at these silly Geese, lol.
I took this on one of my many trips to Canadian Tire...or was it Home Depot..
Only in Canada you say, lol.

I was asked what crusher fines were.
Funny as I thought everyone knew.....but being married into a family that has owned a Gravel business for 3 generations, it seemed like second nature to me, lol.
Crusher fines are rocks that have gone through a cone crusher and have been crushed and they have rock powder to them.
They are great for driveways and walkways. When the powder gets wet it kind of binds the tiny sharp rock fragments.
Clear as mud.....I guess you don't need me to explain that one to ya, lol.
Ashley just needed a small load, so they hired a small dump truck :)

I hope you all had a very creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Can't wait to see the finished it is going to be gorgeous!

  2. Wow!! It's going to look awesome when it's finished I'm sure :) can't wait to see the finished house and garden :)well done to you all.

  3. Looks as if things are moving along - she obviously wants to get everything done before the winter arrives and then she can enjoy the Spring! I have to admit to looking on Google for what crusher fines were :-) Hope you have another productive day today :-)

  4. You guys have done an amazing amount of work. So foresighted of her to go ahead and fix the yard now. Can't wait to see her all moved in.

  5. everything is moving right along! looks great

  6. She gets that go getter attitude from you :). I'm loving all the updates!

  7. Busy, busy, busy bees you all are!!!! Her place should look terrific when all is finished. Look forward to seeing the end results.

  8. Wow..this is the first post I've seen of Ashley's place, will have to go back and catch up!! Looks like she is keeping everyone busy...that is so awesome!! Looks good too! Yay for her! :)

  9. Ha! Glad I was. Or the only wondering about crusher fines! Now I know that is what we used in our old house for the drive and walkway! Her house is going to be so cute with all her touches!

  10. Oh my goodness! Ashley is one productive girl! Her house is going to be gorgeous, I can't wait to see how it all looks!

  11. I love that you used the post it notes, very clever!


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