Not quite as planned…

Not quite as planned...

Not quite as planned...I completed a project today. It’s the kind of thing that on paper and in your head shouldn’t be too hard. The plan was to pour a cement pad approx 6′ x 3′- once the cement was smoothed I was going to “sink” some flagstones in the top… sounds easy huh? Well, I mixed the first bag of cement. The bag said to add 1/2 gallon of water to the 60 pounds of mix. If needed you can add more water up to a total of 3/4 gallon. Well Jan and I both thought it was way too thick, but hey, the makers of the cement mix should know what they are talking about- right? Anyway I mixed all the cement, but one bag- seemed we had enough- so I worked the cement to smooth it, and when I got it just about right, and placed the first flagstone… the cement was so thick you couldn’t push the stone down into it… I ended up mixing the last bag of cement and had to add a lot more water than it called for to make it “soupy” enough to work it around the stones… even though things didn’t go as planned.. I think it turned out pretty decent.

Not quite as planned...

Thanks Jan for taking photos of me putting my blood, sweat and tears into this project… Love ya

1 Responses to “Not quite as planned…”


  • Looks great hon and I am sure you put all your love, blood, sweat and tears into getting it looking so good. Love ya

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