Pictures: How I Messed Up My Driveway

I like to think of everything in life as a learning experience, a 'teachable moment', if you will.

So, what did Julie learn from this experience:

#1. Use a tarp.

#2. Use a plastic wheelbarrow not a metal one. (lighter and quieter to load)

#3. Use a tarp.

#4. After finishing the project, it's ok to leave the rest of the pile until the next day before deciding what to do with it.

#5. Use a tarp.

In my never ending battle with things I do NOT want growing in certain areas of my yard, I decided to do some landscaping over the long weekend.

The project actually came out exactly how I pictured it.

It's what I did after I was finished that has me slightly stressed.

Take a look.

Four yards of blue stone that will be moved to another location. (note: no tarp)

Yes, there is landscaping material under those rocks, pinned down. I will paint those tiny tree trunks sticking up and when they attempt to leaf out, I'll deal with it.

Here's where I messed up. I think I was just so excited to see the bottom of the pile, even though it's OBVIOUSLY A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN THE ROCKS ALREADY IN MY DRIVEWAY, I must have momentarily LOST MY MIND because I INEXPLICABLY DECIDED TO SCATTER THE LEFT OVER ROCKS ALL OVER THE PLACE. AGH! WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!! DID I THINK THEY WOULD BLEND IN?? NOW I HAVE TO CLEAN THEM UP because it looks RIDICULOUS AND IT'S GONNA BE HARDER BECAUSE THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! UGH!!!!  Note: no tarp.