Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Houston... we have a problem!

Two days ago, I decided to take the Buggy out and check on the wild blackberry bushes that grow all over the property. I thought that the ground would be dry enough to drive over, even though we have been having major erosion problems with the road. So off I went.

I got down the road okay, picking my way carefully around the holes, until I got to the first creek crossing. It had occurred to me that I really needed to get out here and trim back the weeds and blackberry canes that are clogging the creek before they sprout again. As I approached it, I wondered where all the shrubs and weeds had gone!

Looking back. See the road tracks (dangerously close to the edge?)

Oh cr*p! The rains had washed a large portion of the roadway into the creek! Of course, now I don't have to trim the weeds, but, hey! My road is floating down the creek!

As I continued to the second creek crossing, that separates me from the lower field that I dragged not too long ago, I saw a large dark shadow. Oh, double poo!

The whole road across the creek is gone! Gone, I say! Stud Muffin's pose says it all... sigh.

Oh wait! There's some of it! Maybe we can just glue it back on!!

But then there's the problem of this crack right next to the hole.

I don't know what it is going to take to fix this, but it will probably take more $$ than I can earn redeeming soda cans!

On a happier note, Stud Muffin and I plus the dogs took a little trip in the motorhome to Tunica Mississippi for a manufactured home trade show. It was great to be in the Turd without driving it in to be repaired! We spent the night at the RV park, but it wasn't as restful as I would have wished. The wind howled most of the night and I kept hearing the same motorcycle driving around and around! Studly thought maybe there was a racetrack nearby, but I think it was just the late night gamblers out for a ride.

The trade show was my first and was very interesting. It was fun to see what the various manufacturers are going to offer this year and to be able to compare quality and building plans. I enjoyed talking with Stud Muffin about which homes I thought would be good product to offer at the lot that he works at (not that I have any input at all!) All in all, there were more models that I liked than ones that I didn't care for. I didn't take any pictures, because I was so enthralled walking in and out of all these houses!


Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- I hope you get that fixed. I'm assuming that's not the main road to your house since you escaped to Tunica? And fess up -- aren't there other activities in Tunica LOL!!!

Catty Ax Lady said...

I wondered where you'd snuck off to!! That road just makes am I supposed to visit you now?!?! Making a pregnant woman jump across a huge ravine isn't very nice, you know.

Anonymous said...

Well that is quite irritating now isn't it? I suppose daddy will just have to take the crazy glue and get to work! I love you mommy!

Not Quite Grown

Lisa said...

Thimble ~ Why, yes, there are other things to do in Tunica, but ya know, after living for years in Las Vegas, nothing else quite compares!

Catty ~ Girl, I wouldn't do that to you! These are the back roads to the property. The front acreage, where the house is, has a paved road. Come on down!!

NQG ~ I have your Dad out there right now, in the dark, with one of those miner's hats with the light on it, gluing grains of sandy dirt back as we speak! He says you and your sister should hurry home! There's lots of dirt for everyone!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Oh no! I hope you can fix everything without too much of a problem.

AleciaMarie said...

Eek! I'm highly jealous of your land though....I hate the desert!! :)

barefoot gardener said...

Oh my goodness. That road looks a little scary. Too bad Mr. Barefoot dumped my cans in the general recycle bin instead of saving them for me to redeem, or between the two of us we might have been able to come up with.....well, no we couldn't.

Penny said...

No, Lisa. Duh! Plaster of paris is what you need, not glue!

Lisa said...

Plaster of Paris? Why didn't I think of that?? Okay... maybe 400 truckloads would do it!