Friday, July 18, 2008

It's about time!

Guess what!?! They are grading the gutters and streets out front. All of Smithton's streets are supposed to get "chip and seal" over this and next Friday and Saturday. We are at the bottom of a hill and over the last ???(MANY!) years we and our neighbors have been the recipients of all the loose gravel that washed down the street from rain storms after they "oiled and chatted" the road. The drainage space between us and our neighbor to the east, that was supposed to take the excess water away from the front of our houses during a storm, was so full of rock, dirt, etc. that it was spilling over into her driveway. She could no longer even park her car in her driveway! They have cleaned most of that out as I am writing this! Now, I HOPE!!! that they get the right kind of stuff down and we don't have to put up with all of that anymore!


Anonymous said...

What IS Chip and Seal? Does that mean they are going to pave it? I don't know why they haven't ever done it.

Nana-Judy said...

I'm not sure what it is, exactly, but they are doing a LOT more "site preparation" than the usually do. The have filled in all of the holes (even in front of the Whitson's where it has needed it for 10+ years!) and they laid another layer of rock(?) something down today. Packed it down and rolled it, too. Dad said "Wonder how good all of that is going to be if it rains tonight like it is supposed to do." I'm just now wondering how it will be to drive on that stuff it is wet!?!?

Lori said...

It will be so much nicer once this is complete!