Saturday, March 27, 2021

Today I choose..........

 Not to dwell on how my sister (71) is staying temporarily with Ma, and I am the Nurse Ratched (sp?) to both of them now.....grim times at Needs Dusting Towers.

Instead I am asking if anyone (perhaps the expert Tom?) can suggest how I can make the path to my home look a little less horrible, now that I have had a water meter fitted and this concrete eyesore is how it looks now. I imagine I could replace the whole path somehow but as funds are limited I was curious about a quicker cheaper fix...a stain of some sort?


To be honest, I truly don't need to be irritated EVERY time I approach my own front door, and remember that the workman said 'it will weather in ........eventually'. 

20 comments:

  1. It will weather in but your Water Company did not leave things as they found them. Yes, try some odds and ends of fast weathering, tea comes to mind for starters and a bit of dirt. Think outside the box and try a few things in a small area. Good luck.

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    1. Actually just looked at my patio today and since it was cleaned last year it has weathered again and is very dirty just from rainfall and I think your path will weather faster than you think. I would of course still try rubbing some quick fix dirt into it to take off the stark of the white, but on balance, I wouldn't worry too much.xxx

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    2. Thanks Rachel...yes I will try to darken it if I can...and of course I don't know why I mentioned Tom in the post..don't think he reads this blog....but thanks again for the input. x

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  2. You could paint the rest of that slab with something white. Then paint every alternative slabs as well so you would get a checkerboard effect.

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    1. Thank you for the response....I'm going to try to darken it I think.

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  3. Plant pot to cover it springs to mind but then you'd have to skirt around it everytime you walked to and fro. In time it'll fade but they really should have made it good before they left! Have a good weekend, Libs. (I've got sister trouble too and just yesterday, my Ma who got her second jab on Tuesday, decided to drive to mine 'just for a visit'!).

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    1. Hi....thanks for comment. Stupid workman! Sorry to hear about the family...guess we live quite parallel lives in some respect...take care x

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  4. The installer could have added some color to the cement to match the larger walk. I also think your walk will weather fairly quickly. Cement never stays white/gray. My sister always says, "Susan, you are the patient one, you deal with...Mom, Dad, Uncle." I little help would be nice, but this never occurs to some people.

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    1. Thanks for response Susan. I'm sure it will darken in time, it's just so irritating every time I leave/enter the house!

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  5. Nothing to do with your post and may be a silly question but how do I follow your post?.
    I cant find a follow option on your page.

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    1. Hi Irene.....the follow button is over on the right under the followers list..hope that helps.

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    2. It must be me I cant even see list of followers not to worry I will keep trying.
      Thanks for your reply.

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    3. Perhaps you're using a phone..don't think the display is quite the same that way? I use my laptop for blogging.

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    4. Irene needs to click on view web version at the bottom of the page!

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  6. Paint a couple of wheels at the bottom and you have a steam train?

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  7. I would put a couple of plant pots there asymmetrically, containing bushy planst to spread wider than the base of the pot. Thus drawing the eye away. When it weathers you can move them around.

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    1. Hello....thanks for the suggestion, but the grass to the right of the picture is not even mine! I have (due to circumstances) moved into a much smaller house and I'm in a little terraced house...so that eyesore is literally in front of my door! I am considering having a porch built and perhaps that as a bonus to offering safety and security it will deal with the path.

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  8. Sweep dirt all around the new area, wet several times over @2 days. Let dry completely then sweep off. It will be darker tho not as dark as the older area. Walking up to our own door should be a pleasure not an irritant. :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Candace.....I am intending to do that.

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