Is that an acceptable Subject for a new thread? I didn't want to upset anyone. I actually wanted to use something much more "colorful" like What a miserable day I've had, What a sticky mess, It was kind of like a ride at Disney World, I hurt my knee, or even Red Mud Slip n Slide. Well...you get the idea. I started down the newly graded driveway this morning after a light rain last night. When I realized I was sliding, it was too late. Had to ride it all the way to the bottom. I spent hours trying to shove enough stuff under the tires to get out. I didn't have a phone to call for help. I was expecting my mom and wife to arrive later this afternoon with a cell phone so I just went inside. They didn't show up. I saw that a neighbor (I had not yet met any of the neighbors) had come home so I went to meet her and ask if I could use her phone. $75 later, a tow truck had winched my Taurus to the top of the hill and to dry ground. What's best for my driveway? There was chert before but it had a big rut in the middle of it. That apparently has all been graded down so the trailer could make it down the hill. Should I go with chert again or the nicer looking gray gravel? Is there a fundamental difference that will make one better than the other or should I just call up several places and order alot of what ever is cheapest?