Well, I had another blog planned out and was almost finished with it when a more pressing and emergent situation arose. What could be more important than a “DIY backyard play land for dogs” blog to follow up the dog pen blog you ask? Well, the concrete culvert that runs through the ditch under the driveway has begun to collapse at the Rattlesnake house. Oh yes. You read that correctly.
I went out to check to see just how bad it is after not being able to reach the County Commissioner (more details below). I noticed the hole was starting a couple of weeks ago, but it was only as big around as a baseball, maybe if it tried real hard. It’s really bad now with the recent storms we’ve had. A small vehicle probably would have no problems going in and out for a while.
However, the very large dump truck bringing me 5 tons of gravel for the rest of the driveway that becomes mush with rain, the backhoe that will need to come through there to do various backhoe/Lee things, Chris’s truck and trailer, Lee’s truck and trailer, and the moving van (or Lee’s truck and trailer again, my van, and some large volunteer vehicles) will not likely fare that well now that that cement culvert has started to crumble and break off on one side.
One of those vehicles/pieces of equipment is going to be too much for that side, and the rest of that culvert is going to crumble and something very large and very expensive that most likely wouldn’t belong to me, will be sitting in a four-and-a-half-foot ditch in some uncomfortable manner and blocking the only entrance to that property without going through someone else’s property, which would make also make recovery incredibly difficult.