Well, 17 yards all placed by wheelbarrow. I simply could not commit myself to the extra $1000.00 I was quoted for a pump truck. My friends scoffed when I relayed the estimated costs to them and all unanimously responded with “I have a wheelbarrow”.
A date was set, men recruited and at 8:30 on Saturday morning the first truck arrived.
Initially there were only 4 of us and after the first 5 or 6 wheelbarrows were dumped, it was looking like we were going to be there a while. By 9 oclock though there were 8 of us manning wheelbarrows and starting to screed. The truck was empty by 9:35.
It was around this time that speculation began to rise that we were perhaps not quite halfway full. No time to make adjustments for the next truck as it was already pulling into the driveway. 45 minutes later, all worry was cast aside as were full up.
a quick screed and run of the bull float. Made a few necessary impressions:
and by noon we were cracking beers, eating pulled pork sandwiches and enjoying hot cinnamon buns.