more to see at Lincoln & Malone

on the south-east corner …

… and diagonally across the intersection, above the store on the north-west corner:

“Juice” must have had a tall ladder that night.


Crash at the Corner

Echoing through the neighborhood this afternoon, the sound of a serious car accident. As usual, it was at Lincoln & Malone:

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No one was hurt seriously except the passenger sitting in the right car. She seemed to be in a state of shock and eventually left the scene on a stretcher.

The little pedestrian with the scooter was also hurt, but I don’t know how that happened.

This intersection seems to be a more dangerous than most. Why is that?

What Lurks Below

It was seven or eight years ago when I started noticing a depression on the lawn in our back yard. Jumping up and down on it made me think there might be buried treasure.

I took a shovel and cut into the grass around the edge of the depression when suddenly whoosh! The circle of lawn disappeared. It was a sunny day and all I could see was a dark black hole. I must have turned completely white because all I could do for a while was stand there in shock.

That’s why they call it a “yardstick”, right?

Marleigh wants to know what I’m doing down there.

This deep, brick lined hole was the overflow for an ancient septic system. All the bricks were completely clean, with just one dry nasty pipe poking into it from the side.

One time I surprised some visitors by hiding in our “stink hole” and lighting my face with a flashlight when they peeked into it.

We eventually filled it completely with concrete slurry.

Men At Work – June 4

They’ve started tearing up our street:

At first glance you wouldn’t think there is anything wrong with our street, no potholes or such, but this is what I was told:

We’re prepping for a keep-seal program. What we’re doing is taking out the bad stuff, putting in the good stuff. And then over the summer, or in about a month or so … it’s a two part process. The first part is the gravel and oil. Oil and rock will go down as the first sealer, and in about a month after that we’re going to put a black scooter seal on top of it. The oil is thick enough and has polymers and things like that to seal the cracks. That will seal the street to save it for another twenty years.