Friday, March 6, 2020

Weekend plans and going's on

I made banana cupcakes with a streusel topping last evening to take to work. I had some bananas that needed to be used up. The house smelled so good!

I saw two deer in the backyard last evening. The one has a big belly so I think she is pregnant.

Remember that cone in the street that I joked that the dip in the road was fixed because they set a cone there? Well they are fixing it and they have the road blocked off on one side for 3 or 4 blocks! I have no idea what they are doing, but there was a excavator digging where the dip was located. Here is a picture from this morning and the pink arrow points to where the cone was.

The guys on site are building up the sand at the pilings for where eventually the pilings will hold up a bridge deck. The height of this is much higher in person than what it looks like in this picture. They have also added concrete retaining wall as they add more sand.

Across the street the retaining wall is growing too along with the sand base. It is a busy place around here with sand and rock trucks coming and going all day long. We have two flaggers that have to stop the traffic for the trucks to back up into the site and for the loader to go across the street to take sand from one side to another.

Here is how close the trucks are to the job trailer. I was standing on the stair landing for the trailer when I took this picture. You can also see that they have the water truck on site and are watering down the sand to compact it. The last few days Mother Nature provided the water in the form of rain! LOL!!! In case you are wondering, the trucks and equipment on site do make the trailer shake. It is like getting a massage all day long! LOL!!

My plans for the weekend are to try and finish quilting the t-shirt quilt and make some progress in the laundry/utility room. Have a great weekend!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

What would they do at work without all of your treats?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, I think the road repair season is coming on quickly. There is a drag strip just down the road from us. It recently became IHNR sactioned. The owner died and it has been sold to a Nationally known race driver/company who lives near by. It is across the road from us and in a different county. The sale and re-zoning has been approved and the land will expand to include more bleachers, two concession stands, another track that will be a figure 8 that will be allowed to be constructed just 80' from the property line. (It was required to be 1000' away. PLUS they will have concerts there and a stage will be constructed. When we moved here the track was here but it was not INHR and was more like locals going out to race their street cars. The little connecting highway (three houses from us) will have a turn lane constructed. I hope we can get out of here before that all starts.
xx, Carol