Monday, July 5, 2010

The Rain is Insane

Another big rainstorm and it's been pouring non-stop since about 3 am. This is really getting old now.  It wouldn't be so bad if we already had the gravel pad down at the build site, we could work in the rain then; but we can't get the gravel down until the trail is firm enough. The only other option is to spend the last little bit of our savings to have someone come lay gravel down the entire length of the trail... which isn't/shouldn't be all our responsibility since it runs down about 12 lots besides ours.

The thing that really cheeses me off is that we wouldn't actually need to make it a road just yet if it weren't for all this rain.  We can drive on it ok and we don't travel it too much much anyway; but it won't hold up to any heavy vehicles or loads right now. This rain is just abnormal... it never rains this much or this long here. A few weeks of mud season is one thing, but it's been almost 3 months now!!

I know, I'm whining, but this is really starting to get to me.  I am so tired of being shin deep in muck, living in a mosquito breeding ground, with everything I own vaguely damp all the time. We're even having to check each other and the dog for foot rot now :( 

It's just NOT right!!


Unknown said...

This seems unusually harsh, if 12 other lots use the same trail can't the cost be divided between everyone as it will benefit everyone

Plickety Cat said...

The problem is that only 3 owners (ourselves included) are actually doing anything with our property right now... everyone else either bought it as an investment or some place to come hunt/trap/camp. I'd have to contact each of them with a proposal and hope that they agreed to pay their share(s) (or could afford it either). And we all know how well that usually goes :(