Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Spread a little gravel

In June we had several dump truck loads of gravel donated and delivered. Unfortunately we didn't have anything big enough to spread it around as needed. It was a lot of gravel and if you remotely suggested shovelsto anyone, you got this killer stare as an answer.

In Alaska, summer is the construction season. There is some during winter, but the bulk of it is done during the short summer months. Our friends at Airport Equipment Rentals were willing to loan us a skidsteer as long as one was available and not scheduled to go out on a rental. Winter is comming and we probably had about 3 or 4 weeks before that gravel would start to freeze and become a permanate fixture until next summer. Another problem was where the gravel was. It was right smack dab in the middle of the mew yard. So if it snowed, there was going to be no plowing.

Finally, Airport Equipment had a skidsteer available today. Today being Wednesday (I don't work on Wednesdays) was perfect. They needed it back tomorrow morning, so it needed to be completed today. Cindy and I went to lunch and when we came back I went at it non-stop until she was done. Ruth jumped in when she got off work and did the shovel and rake jobs around the edges.

Doesn't it look great. Things should be a little nicer now. Level ground, water can run off now. Thanks once again Airport Equipment. You saved mine and other volunteers back.

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Mew yard gravel

2 comments:

robin andrea said...

Wow, great job. Hard to imagine that winter is just around the corner, but it is. Looks like you'll be ready.

Dave said...

Labor Day weekend is the marker. usually we consider that the end of summer and you better be ready for winter weekend.