Friday, November 15, 2019

Still there

The construction continues (it's been about a month now) down on the main road, which means the trailers and other equipment are still sitting out behind our house. And we still don't know what it is, exactly, that they're doing. It looks like they're burying cable, but we don't know more than that. Of course, we could ask.

Tasha inspects the road in front of one of the big dump trucks.

The daily pattern is this: at about 08h15, a couple of trucks come up the hill and park by the trailers. Sometimes there's a car, sometimes there's a motorcycle. The guys gather in the white trailer for coffee and to don their bright orange construction vests. Then the trucks head back down to the construction site below. Sometimes a truck dumps some gravel, sometimes the tractopelle (backhoe loader) loads some gravel into a truck. At noon, the trucks and the guys come back for their lunch which lasts about an hour before they head back down the hill. At around 17h00, they come back to pack it in for the day and head home.

I lead a fascinating life.


  1. Watching manual workers can be interesting enough.

  2. Walt, you forgot the exclamation point at the end of the last sentence!

  3. I would ask... I think. At least you know they’ll fix what they’ve messed up before they go.

  4. I don't know about you, but I love work. I could watch people doing it all day.

  5. We've had some kind of workers around our block for the longest time. Sidewalks replaced, road re-surfaced, underground pipes being replaced, a breaking-down culvert dug up, and the yard next door dug up to remove the culvert and open up her yard to let the creek pass through it. I'm hoping that one day, we'll have no more orange cones in our lives LOL.

  6. Sounds familiar. The SF peninsula is basically a construction site.

  7. "Of course, we could ask." But speculation is so much more entertaining, and you could make up a whole list of outlandish things they might be doing.

  8. I would be interested in what interpretation Tasha would have???

  9. andrew, voyeur!

    chm, !

    mitch, I don't want to be a pest. After I talked to them about the ruts, they stopped parking the backhoe/loader on that spot. And was not confrontational at all.

    autolycus, good one!

    judy, and they call it "improvements!"

    chris, is the Bay Bridge work done yet?

    mary, probably "not interesting enough." ;)


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