The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

@Naeva @mike I was going to say the same thing. It'd take half a day with a jackhammer.

Good exercise though.

@matt @Naeva I definitely intend this as exercise and stress relief. I don't have a schedule or even much of a plan. I just want a back lawn at some point.

Also I suspected (and just confirmed) that the slab would be thin and shitty. It's crumbling almost instantly, I'm mainly going to be shovelling gravel. I'll probably be able to put a full gravel path down the side of the house with this.

Last time I did that I bought a jackhammer. I'm not certain it was any faster, as hauling out the debris takes the same amount of time, but it was a heck of a lot more fun.

Me, I have no qualm leaving things unfinished, when it pertains to my backyard. 😳

@mike You are doing good! Only another.... 5 meters to go? πŸ˜…

@tsturm well, the amount left is kind of uncertain. I'm about a third of the way through one of four separate slabs. Initially I only intend to remove two of them, but if it looks awful and I'm not dead I might just rip into the other two as well.

@mike Hammering that concrete must be a nice release after all the crazy stuff in the last few months...

@tsturm yeah I really needed some heavy physical work to do. It helps a lot, now the weather's improving I've got so much to do in the garden.

@mike some duct tape and a scattering of mulch and she'll be right

@Naeva the funny thing is if I just mixed up a little more concrete and poured it over the rubble, it'd be just as good a job as it was before.


if it wasn't for the quarantine, you could hold a chinwag Bring Your Own Hammer concrete pulverising party.

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