The Lookyloos Are Going To Flip Their Shit When They See This

Major action on the creek project. Yesterday they knocked down the rest of my trees (my tr e e e e s!), save one scrawny specimen, and laid down an extension to the concrete pipe. The Poodle stood on the muddy slope for an extra 5 minutes pondering it last evening. Wait till he gets a load of this:

standing at the fenceline

Yesterday, after The Poodle continued on his evening rounds, someone new came around. It was woman with 5 toy-sized dogs on leashes. She stood right in the spot where The Poodle stands and looked around in thoughtful contemplation like The Poodle does. then she turned and left. #1. I think the Poodle reported to her and she came to see for herself. #2. thos dogs were completely silent. COMPLETELY. There was a long-haired chihuahua, a pom, a cairn terrier and 2 i dont know whats. I couldn’t tell because they were in a constant swirl of changing places, but silently.

When The Poodle gets over his inspection, I imagine he’s going to summon his posse and there will be non-stop traffic to get a look.

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11 thoughts on “The Lookyloos Are Going To Flip Their Shit When They See This

  1. I was just thinking it was time for a creek update. So, is that construction project going to be a dam or a walkway across the creek? This gets more interesting everytime you tell us about it. I would be so tempted to go out and ask questions. Sorry about your trees. That’s just not right.

  2. I meant concrete headwall.

    Usually, the wall will be backfilled with embankment and only partially exposed. The design is to prevent water from washing around the pipe and eroding the banks.

    It does look as though they should have added a few dozen feet to the length. Then again, when it’s complete, it might serve the purpose.

  3. Wow. This looks like…I dunno….disaster on a stick? Also looks like they’re building a dam. Were there flooding problems before this? I’ve lost track of the original reasons for all this earth moving.

    • Anything worth engineering is worth over-engineering.

      After all, if you are going to go to the trouble of shuffling all that paperwork and actually having to do your job, someone deserves some serious patronage. They’ll thank you during your next reelection campaign.

      … he said totally without world-weary cynicism.

      • I agree. I think the EPA should be notified that a watershed has been destroyed and the whole project shoud be halted until some environmental studies can be completed. It’s possible that one or more of the trees destroyed were the natural habitat of an endangered species of insects.
        The major equipment used looks to be the kind that burns diesel fuel so safeguards must be placed to protect the ‘green belt’ from air pollutants.

        I see lawsuits and major fines.

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