Friday, March 28, 2008

Road Work

First Caterpillar of 2008: CHECK

Thanks to the intercession of my neighbor, the county dispatched a road grader to even out the rough spots in our road out. (It helps to have a local on your side.) The road is much improved and I don't have to worry about high-centering the pickup or van. The places with the deepest ruts are still a little rough. As the grader operator said, he didn't have a lot to work with up at the top of the hill -- meaning that the rocks to dirt ratio was skewed too far in favor of the rocks.

Now we have deep ruts filled with loose dirt and rocks. A hard downpour would quickly wash them out again. A moderate rain would turn them into mud holes. Therefore, Jo and I have placed an order for a half dozen light rains and have specified that drying out time between showers be included.

Bucket has given her approval of the road work while Rusty is still checking things out prior to christening the improvements.



Sandpiper (Lin) said...

I've been enjoying your blog. You have some great pictures here. Thanks for stopping by mine today and commenting.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

If Bucket and Rusty approve, I approve too.

Tom said...

It is a shame that a downpour wil destroy all the work.. Is all the bed rock loose? Anyhow I hope it holds up now... lets hope the sun bakes it rock hard and the rains are light.


imac said...

Very interesting and creative post.
Love your dogs trying out the
(new) er sorry repaired road.

Cathy said...

Ah, so you've put Mother Nature on notice, have you?
I love it.
Mostly I love those precious pups:0)

Anonymous said...

your Caterpillar (CHECK) made me smile! :)

Lana Gramlich said...

I can sympathize to a point, as none of the roads in our neighborhood are paved & must be regraded after virtually every rain.

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