It was interesting watching vehicles go by - some not trusting what was going on on the road, so they took the bypass through the vacant lots. Most of those got stuck, even if it was only for a few minutes. Did I mention last time that we're pretty sure that slightly more than sixty vehicles have become stuck since this began? Better than watching television, I tell you.
Here's the first dump truck load of rock being delivered. It really was a welcome sight. And, as I'm writing this, load number 13 was just dropped. So far, that's about 195 yards of rock in the roadway. Not bad. And, the rain is just now starting again, after having slacked off for most of the morning. It had rained pretty much steadily all night long, and for the road to be passable this morning, I'd say that was a good test.
|The Next One Arrives|
|BWS Protecting Their Pipes|
|Another Load Going In|
|Deceptively Shallow Looking|
|A Little Here, A Little There|
|Doing It The Other Direction|
|Almost Hidden From View|
After I dropped off the beer, groceries, and the doggies, who had gone with me for the shopping trip, I went back over it again, even rougher than the first trip, as the grader was back and had things really messy. I had to get the car up to Rick the mechanic so he could work on the brakes. The way it usually works is, I pick Rick up from his shop and we come back to our place. Then he takes the Isuzu and does his work on it, and brings it back to us when done. So how many of you up north have home visits from your mechanic?
After I got dropped off by Rick, The super-duper 'single-drum vibratory road roller' showed up and began really getting the rockery smoothed out on the road way. That big wheel vibrates a lot, and just bashes the rocks down. Pretty cool machine really. We last saw it here about two years ago when it smoothed the whole road.
|Load #14 and the Whole Crew|