“Are you sure you can do it?”
“Of course, Honey.
When I was a college student I had a part time job building houses.”
“OK, but I’m not sure if It’s a good idea to cover the garden with concrete.”
“We already talked about this.”
“I know but,,.”
“The garden will become more useful!
It will be easier to take out our bicycles and cleaning will be so much easier.”
“Well, it won’t look good.
Maybe we should leave it as it is.”
I already bought everything.
If you don’t like how it looks we can buy some decorations later.
Now let me work.”
“First, I dig and remove the dirt.
Dirt is heavy.”
“How deep do you have to dig?’
“About 10 centimeters.
It has to be deep enough to pour concrete.”
“Oh, that’s not too deep.”
“But I have to dig all of the garden, you know.
My arms are getting tired.”
“You can do it, darling.”
“OK, I think I’m done.”
“So can we pour the concrete now?
“No, not yet.
Now we make the ground flat by stepping on it.
Come on, Honey.
Let’s do this together.”
This is a lot of fun.
Can I stop now?
My legs hurt.”
“OK, next, we place the wire.”
“It looks like a metal fishing net.
What’s that for?”
“The wire makes the concrete stronger.”
“I didn’t know changing a garden is so difficult.”
“This is not too difficult.
We only have to dig, make the ground flat, then place the wire and,,.”
“That’s a lot of work.”
“So can you tie the wire together?
I’ll make the concrete.”
“Oh, why did we start this?”
Now we are ready to pour the concrete.”
It’s the best part.”
“Don’t step on it before it dries, OK?”
“Of course, not.
“Here we go!”
“This is strange.
I don’t think the ground is flat.
It’s like a slope.”
“That is my plan.
We have to have a slope so rainwater will go away from the house.”
“You are a smart man.”
“Now all we have to do is wait.
The concrete will dry in 2 to 3 days.”
“That’s a neighbour’s cat.
Don’t walk across the concrete.
Look at the footprints.
Honey, hurry, we can fix it now.”
“I like those footprints.
They’re cute, actually.
They’re our decorations!”