Okay! Last Friday, the power company, city planners, and the engineer were here and we ended up with a BIG truck in our side yard holding the power pole so it didn't fall into the big dig. Well, it's still here, still holding onto the power pole ( was only going to be 2-3 days). The retaining wall looks like it's almost up where the pole is, but there is a long way to go until it is finished. Unfortunatly, Mother Nature has not been very cooperative the past three days. Wednesday afternoon we had rain and hail, but some of the crew worked through it. Oh, yeah....there was a lot of lightening as well. Yesterday brought more rain and as you can see in these pictures it created quite a mud hole. Then this morning, out came the yellow tape (see top picture) after a meeting of the minds. We don't know why this part is taped off, but it doesn't instill much confidence in the safety of our neighbors or ourselves. Yes, it's still raining and the mud is increasing.
These pictures are all taken from our upper deck so you can see just how close all of this digging is to our house. What's really scarry is an article in the paper and on the news, yesterday and today about mudslides and rock retaining walls giving way and a house on the verge of sliding down to visit the neighbors below them.
Now that I've vented a little, it's time to get some sewing done. I've got 42 quilt blocks finished and ready to put together.....black, white, and lime green. You can see it when the top is together.