Saturday, June 20, 2009
Somehow I managed to sleep through a couple hours of pounding rain sometime around midnight. Total accumulation was 1.18". When I got up this morning I noticed that it looked like water had been running down my driveway. Checked the rain gauge then knew to go look at the dam.....full again (including a silt island) with more than enough flow to clean out the area where the lower dam will go. Didn't catch a drop of the raging creek but did get about 130 gallons off my roof. The whole experience discovering the overnight weather reminded me of waking up to a morning blizzard that led to a snow day from school.
Managed to use up one pallet of block to get started on my dry stacking. It sure goes quickly but the blocks get a little heavier each time I pick one up. Did 5 courses on the west and south entrances and part of the east entrance. Nice sunny hot day most of the day which I didn't mind as it helped dry out the road. Only about 1 mile of my road is passable from the Field Lab before I found some swampy spots and wash outs. Another day and a half of blazing sun ( and no more rain ) and the road to the GrubShack will be good to go. The flooded road is Chuck's favorite section to drive through.