Saturday brought us rain. But it also brought us the task of picking up items Nick has purchased the day before at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore. This particular store does Habby Hour on Fridays. You spin the wheel to get a chance for a % off your purchase. Nick spun a 40%. He’s also a member at that store and gets an additional 10% off all purchases. So this was huge! He bought some pool stuff for my sister, an airjet tub, windows, a medicine cabinet for his brother, and other assorted items. Needless to say, the tub and windows would not fit in my car no matter how much he tried.
So, Saturday we met his parents with the pickup truck at Restore to transport our purchases to the house. While we were there we found a bunch more new windows at $75 each. We looked it up and found these Anderson 400 Casement windows sell for $259-$279 depending on the size. We got around $3500 in windows for less than $600! That’s a good deal. Needless to say, we needed to get more in that little Ranger.
While we were loading everything (and we still had to put 2 windows in the car), Nick’s mom says to me, “And you haven’t even seen what’s in the backyard. There is a surprise that Nick bought.” Wait, what?!
I knew she wasn’t supposed to say anything, so I called him out on it. He tried to keep a straight face, but he couldn’t lie. Ugh!
When we got to the house, I went directly to the back yard. Nick was not happy that his mom gave away the secret, but she didn’t give it all away! I rounded the corner and saw this:
I knew it was some sort of conveyer belt, but I had no idea what we would be using to do. After I asked in a not-so-calm way what it’s for, Nick explained that we would be adding a shaker box to it.
To help everyone else understand, we have A LOT of pea gravel in the yards. At some point we’ll actually want grass to grow, so we will need to get rid of the gravel to get to dirt. Also, in the spirit of reuse, we can use the pea gravel for drain tile or something else.
Makes sense, right?
And that is how I ended up with a 30′ conveyer belt in my backyard.