Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Getting Crazy with the Back Hoe
Well no, it hasn't quite come to this yet. Apparently though, there's a site inspection today, and yesterday, after piddling around next to our subsided yard (fine-tuning that nifty shoring job?) workers took to a little illegal end-of-the-day back-hoeing. It seemed like an attempt to fill in the festering green pool before morning. Digging yet deeper into the back of the lot, and tossing bucketfuls of dirt into the waters (in a desultory kind of way) served only to disperse the floods more widely and turn the green back to a more tasteful looking terracotta hue. Whether it was the pointlessness of the task, or the fact that I was spotted up above, with camera, watching them defy the partial stop-order, I know not. Whatever the reason, the workers soon gave up and slipped away quietly, leaving the digger in a watery parking spot. This was such surprising work I didn't even 311 it, though I'll surely do so again if they try this malarkey tomorrow. Too many vacation days wasted by this kind of crap.