Back in the Slop
August 29, 2013, 8:34 am
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Nuff Said!

Nuff Said!

August 29, 2013

Here we go again… Monday we got a nice little shower that gave us a half of an inch of rain. That rain was almost welcomed after almost 9 full days of dry weather. The weatherman said, “don’t worry, the next couple of days will only contain pop up showers, from daytime heating.”  Well, they sure popped up here !   😮

I had just finished digging up our driveway to install a waterline to the washhouse. The trench had been filled again and “some settling” was sure to occur…. My daughter-in-law got her car stuck in that settling! It took seven tons of gravel to help fill the squishy mess. It is still unstable, soft and a bit of a concern. It resembles a road through a swamp.

I was sure that my daughter-in-law had embelished her car story a little, but when I went outside, I was amazed. A small river was running through our driveway. A pile of stone was on one side of the new waterway and my skid steer was on the other. I stepped into the fast moving stream to check how the bottom was … there was no bottom…well, it was deeper than my boots were tall.

I sloshed,one footed to the telephone and begged for another load of stone. The guy brought us one as fast as he could. He dumped it in the stream that was once our drive and created a small bridge for me to get the skid steer across. I spent the rest of the morning trying to fill in the moat that surrounded our house.

I swear that as I was working as fast as I could, I saw two black bears fishing in the trench down stream. I would dump in stone and almost watch it get washed away. I would roll up on top to push it down, but there seemed to be no bottom. The hole took load after load of stone, mud and gravel. I spent quite a bit of time trying to correct my problem, time that I has set aside for othr projects.

Later in the day, I tried to do some of those other projects. It seemed that everything I tried to do was stalled by muddy conditions. I have a cement truck due today…I’m thinking he may have to wait a day or two!  At least he won’t have to try and cross …. “The bridge over the river Cry!”


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