Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!
Here's the latest bridge update. We /They have a plan. It took a long meeting yesterday and some phone calls, but there is a plan. They are going to move the abutment blocks on the road side, dig deeper, set more blocks and create a "wing wall". The wing wall will be in place to prevent erosion when the creek goes up.
Here's Farmer John and the bridge crew talking about the plan:
And this morning they marked where they plan to dig. The utility company has to come and check before they can dig. Apparently these guys are patriotic.
This plan will be put into place starting a week from today. Hopefully we'll have a bridge in place by next Friday. But this time I'm NOT going to mark it on the calendar!
We plan on spending the next few days thinking about other things besides the bridge. Migrant Farm-Hand Becky will be here for the long weekend. There will be much cooking, eating, drinking and general merriment. We'll also attend the Backyard Brawl (WVU vs Pitt) as this has become a day after Thanksgiving tradition.
We hope you and yours have a very festive Thanksgiving. Farmer John is making pumpkin pie (with our pumpkins). If you want to stop by for a slice, make sure you wear your muck boots. This is what it looks like on our side of the bridge: