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Pretty Huge Boulders are Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!!!

About noon today, the big Cat Excavator finished up shoring up the house next door, but we had no idea what the next project might be, since there were no more boulders.  I asked the honchos on the job, and was told that rain and road construction were slowing down the trucks.

Finally, they arrive, and drop off huge, and noisy, boulders--some even shook the house when they hit the ground...

In the meantime, I had been chewing the fat with the chief on the project, and we discussed timing.  I mentioned that I thought that we had until February 17 to get rock laid down to protect us from the big waves--He said, "not true" and pointed out that the actual high tides begin of Feb 16, but more importantly, the beginning of Carnival Weekend is four days from now--and all trucks will be slowed to a crawl, in that they have to drive 90 minutes from the quarry on a good day.

As I write this entry, I notice that the excavator operator, who had been here since 7:00 am, was finally turning off his lights and parking the machine after a 13 hour day.

We even had one of the men tell us that they could have gotten us prettier boulders if the job had not had to be done in such a hurry.  We hastened to tell him that "if they save our home, they are beautiful to us"!!!

Here is Rox posing with the equipment...

Here is the first boulder arriving...

 

Everything in this picture looks pretty to me...

 As of now, we have a string of pretty big boulders fronting our property...now, we don't know if the plan is to double up on these tomorrow, or not.  We also don't know if they plan to make an additional "breakwater" in front of the eight affected properties, or not...here are a few of today's pics...

 

 

 

 They were still placing rocks as we ate dinner to this great sunset, artistically framed by Rox...

 

More tomorrow--stay tuned!

 

Posted on Mon, February 8, 2010 at 07:33PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

Fantastic! Love those boulders!

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlooloo

Rocksanne looks happy with her new beach addition.

Take care you too.
Cheers
S & P

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

looking forward to round2 of el niño vs. Bob&theRox.

Wish I could be down there helping fill sandbags.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSeattle Pete

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