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Do I have to go...?
Dundee Stu

'Do I have to go...?'

16 August 2005

The dreaded day finally arrived. Liam had to go back to school today. He asked what would happen to us if he decided he didn't want to go! Anyway, go he went, and Linda went off to St Andrews to meet some of her friends from her course. That left me and Craig to get on with building the driveway, which we did with gusto. The sun was out and beating down on our necks as Craig got on with the task of bedding down the border. Between periods of watching Craig working, and giving him moral encouragement as he carried on about his backbreaking task, I spent most of my time filling in the void behind the retaining wall. With all the walls built and the border laid, there was nothing left for us to do but get to the tool hire shop and pick up a compactor. We were absolutely amazed at the amount of dust that this machine managed to kick up - but then perhaps we shouldn't have been, because the soil was bone dry and as fine as dust. Nevertheless, we persevered until we had a base that we believed capable of supporting the gravel. After Craig left, Dave turned up to have a look at the porch and make his final calculations about how much paint he will need before starting tomorrow. I look forward to a busy garden and a busy day tomorrow, for not only will Dave and his mate, Terry, be arriving with their van, umpteen sets of ladders, tins of paint, tubs of putty and pots of brushes in readiness to paint the porch, but we will also be taking delivery of four tonnes of 20mm pink whinstone gravel. I can't wait.

Liam was engrossed in the Royle's on this day last year

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Philip Oxenstein07-Sep-2005 18:10
Stuart - this is really a great image.
Jim Worlding18-Aug-2005 15:50
Just about perfect Stu GMV
Gilles Navet18-Aug-2005 14:53
Should I stay or Should I Go...........
All life feeling, allways have really no choice.

I hope Liam is not in sinking feeling too
northstar3718-Aug-2005 09:14
the smart-ness
Karen Stuebing18-Aug-2005 09:06
What a woebegone look. Poor baby. LOL. I'm glad to hear your home improvement projects are back on track and I do hope we get to see the completed driveway.
Lisa Carmichael18-Aug-2005 06:02
Wonderful, evocative image. What will you do with photos of your project, I wonder?
Johan Toll18-Aug-2005 05:54
Back to scool again, and back to work. Nice shot, I like the treatment!
Coleen Perilloux Landry18-Aug-2005 02:28
Lovely photo of Liam. I have photos of family members that age going to school that are over 100 years old and they all look like this. Must be the maleness.
Hope you have some photos of all the work to show us.
Gayle P. Clement18-Aug-2005 02:14
Wonderful photo of Liam.
Karen Leaf18-Aug-2005 01:52
Excellent toning to bring back every sick feeling the first day of school brought.
Liam is Everyman in this image. Love it.
petesie18-Aug-2005 00:16
He is really growing up, and please don't tell him I said this....he is adorable!
Rene Hales17-Aug-2005 23:16
Expressive image and nice effects. Well done!-Rene
John Finlayson17-Aug-2005 22:05
I remember that sinking feeling, Claudia took it quite well though !