Friday, January 24, 2020

It's gone

Earlier this week, the construction crew removed the remaining trailer and other construction equipment from their temporary storage lot behind our house. After three months, we have our view back!

This is the usual view from one of our west-facing windows.

Below is what it looked like a couple of weeks ago. We were beginning to think this was going to be a permanent installation. We didn't see any activity out there since before the holidays when the crew took away the white trailer and the backhoe.

This is what it's looked like since mid-October, minus the second trailer and the backhoe.

Now it's all gone, except for the state of the ground around the site. The crew's heavy equipment (trucks and backhoes) really tore up the soft ground outside our hedge. They smoothed it out at one point back in December, but then kept driving on it for a while. So, while it's not as "rutty" as it was, it's still kind of a mess. But it will likely be okay in the long run. I'll get a photo of that soon.

5 comments:

  1. What an improvement! And it wasn’t really all that bad, but It would have driven me crazy.

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  2. Well, I wouldn't have liked it - those trailers and vehicles right outside my back garden. It might help if they didn't have such glaring(??) colours, but that's for safety reasons, I suppose. It's good that they're gone now- so-so that they didn't fill up the ruts when they really left, but as you say: it'll be okay after some time.

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  3. I think it'll be OK over time. Ground that's been rutted like that does settle itself, although it may take a while. Perhaps you could ask the mayor if the crews could come back and do a bit of repair work once the winter is over?

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