Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Take the bad with the good...I love Spring...really...but it seems there's a drawback to many things, and this is no exception. My "road" (a.k.a. "hell's half-mile") is going through it's annual thaw. So twice daily I get to try and figure which line to take so as not to get stuck. (Even in 4WD.) The other game, my favorite, is "how deep is it, anyway?"...some of these puddles have ice at the bottom, and some just mud. The "surprise" is not the fun part! But hey, it's not all bad-traffic sure isn't a problem!

8 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

"How deep is it anyway?" just doesn't sound like a game you'd want to lose. YIKES!

mmw said...

Can't you get that graded? Or does this happen every winter anyway?

lisa said...

I'd love to have the road graded, but it's "owned" by everyone with property out here, so cooperation would be necessary, along with monetary contributions, and you know how much people LOVE to work together! So it's a muddin' I will go...

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Looks like you could use a couple truck loads of rock!! Reminds me of growing up in the country here is mid missouri. But I do love snow pictures!! Just don't really like beening out in the stuff.

chuck b. said...

How long is this road? How much time do you have to spend every day playing these games? I'm actually surprised your neighbors don't want to solve this. But then I have no idea how much it would cost.

chuck b. said...

And I thought the roads in San Francisco were bad! :)

lisa said...

Chuck, my scenic drive is 1/2 mile...luckily, it's not all this bad-just the last 1/3 or so. My other "neighbors" are mostly "shackers" (vacationers) with homes they only use in summer. Some come up to snowmobile, but these ruts are full of snow and not so bad then. In summer, the road drains very quickly (all sand)...so it's just this time of year when it's barely passable. As for cost-I'm not even sure, but trying to get everyone out here to contribute their share and cooperate would be the hardest part-they just don't care for no more often than they are around. There's only one other year-rounder out here (he plows the road in winter, luckily), and he drives 4WD too. He and I both agree that the privacy is worth the trouble, and oddly enough I haven't repaired my truck any more often than I did when I lived on a "real" road in Indiana.

chuck b. said...

That makes sense about the vacationers. And I kind of figured there would be something about wanting to keep people out too.