Friday, September 8, 2017

What Fresh Hell Is This?

There's a stop-work order on the escarpment stabilization, and before work resumes, there is supposed to be a public meeting "to give the community the opportunity to learn more about proposed alternatives for the project"--alternatives to coating the rock face with shotcrete. But this morning, shortly after 8 a.m., a large piece of lift equipment was delivered to the site.

Curiously, Gossips witnessed the truck delivering the equipment approach from the south on Front Street. After the lift had been unloaded, the truck tarried at the Broad Street railroad crossing for no obvious reason for rather a long time--long enough for me to finish my walk by the river with Joey, go home to retrieve the camera, return to photograph the lift, and head back home.


1 comment:

  1. It appears that the railroad signal is down and flashing in your picture Carole. Perhaps this may explain its "tarrying" for a very apparent reason. Or perhaps he was filling out paperwork or waiting for his or hers next dispatch. Im sure had you of nicely asked they would have gladly told you. Truckers are actually very friendly people and welcome socialization given the long lonley hours spent alone on the road. Could you perhaps give a time estimate in mins or hours rather than "long enough to finish your walk"? As Im not framiliar with how long your walk takes in reference to time and space. You may have a longer stride then myself. While we are at it could you also define what in your opion is a "long" time. Five minutes? An hour? A day or year? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!