Labor of love


Yesterday was Labor Day and, as he does every Labor Day, David woke up early to paint our driveway green.  After he parked our cars on the street and placed trash bins at the entrance to prevent access, he shot water to clear the garage and driveway of debris.


He then swept out the excess water. 


An hour later, he blotted the puddles with a towel.


After the surface had dried, he taped the edge of the driveway.


He mixed Tread Tex (grit) into the paint to prevent slip-and-falls.



Then the real fun began.  “It was so hot out there, I thought I’d died and gone to hell,” David complained.



Here’s the finished product. 

P.S.  If we had ordered green dyed cement before it was poured, David would not have to paint it every year.  We chose green to resemble grass.  Believe me, it is better than seeing a dirt-stained driveway.  Well, to each his own.  You may not like the color, but we do!  Haha!

7 Responses to “Labor of love”

  1. kavita Says:

    That’s an extraordinary way to observe Labor day… ladies are lucky to have such expert husbands(DAVID and ART)…..the green cement is a great idea and the results are great.Congrats.

  2. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I love it! Surely does look better than a dirt stained driveway! Good for David!



  3. LizKauai Says:

    Go Warriors!

  4. quilly Says:

    Green is my favorite color! Where we live now the driveway is brick red. We did not choose the color.

  5. pocho Says:

    David did a nice job of it. Real Nice! If he does it every year there must be more than 2 handfuls of coatings layed down there on your driveway. I used that Tex sand in our floor paint and it does the job of creatin a non-slip surface but I’d hate to fall on it as it’ll sure tear my skin apart if I did trip on something.

  6. musings Says:

    Yae! Good ol’ Dave! He did a great job!

  7. Jason Says:

    Now David needs to paint a tapa H. 🙂

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