Boy Vs. Food

My nephew ate an enormous rib-eye for dinner tonight. His father and I did a lot of standing around looking at my driveway and he’s under the impression that the quickest, easiest way to fill the hole is to just use concrete. I may be coming around to that opinion myself, but I don’t know.

The new kitty has been cracking me up. Her body is ridiculously long compared to the length of her legs, which makes her look even more like a Chinese lion when she’s trotting around the yard. She clearly wanted to hang out with us, but whoa boy she did not want my brother touching her.

We spent the afternoon watching the Butcher, his friend John, and my nephew going down a giant Slip & Slide. I even went down it once myself and I screamed the whole way. But it was fun.

My nephew is about to turn 13 and it’s cool to see him really becoming a teenager. His voice is breaking and his body looks very young teenager, but his face is still a boy. But he thinks every girl is hot, even though he spoke so quietly to the waitress at dinner tonight I was surprised she could hear what he said.

7 thoughts on “Boy Vs. Food

  1. There’s a pavement repair product at Home Depot and Lowe’s that will patch asphalt driveways. Brand name QPR. 50 lb. bag is 14 bucks.

  2. Yeah, that was my original plan, but, like you said, that bag, which only covers one square yard, is $14. And the part of my driveway the flood took out is 17 feet long and 4 feet wide at its largest points.

    So, we’re looking at roughly 20 bags to fill that hole. That’s $300.

    But I can get a bag that makes a yard of concrete for about $5.

    That’s why I’ve been fretting over it.

    So, I don’t know. It seems to me like we ought to bite the bullet and patch the hole with asphalt, but I don’t know.

  3. 300 bucks is still getting off cheap vs. having a contractor come do it. The five dollar fix is a band aid at best. If it doesn’t set and cure properly, you’ll have to dig it out and start over with the proper materials.

  4. Either my math is wrong or there’s a typo in this somewhere: one bag fills a square yard, which is 9 square feet; you have 17 by 4 feet to patch, which is 68 square feet, so you’ll need only 8 bags. And that doesn’t come to nearly $300.

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