Working at the car wash (oh oh, yeah yeah)

They have managed to find another job to do that’s more interesting than putting up a building!

Welcome to the really-quite-rusty-and-not-particularly-shiny new Salisbury Road Car Wash!!!

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Previously the truck had to stand on the ground, so couldn’t get the bottom of his socks properly rinsed off. Problem solved!

They do seem to be having a bit of a problem with the mud. They did make another stunning attempt to solve the problem. Last week they laid tarmac over the middle of the site where all the delivery trucks go. If the delivery trucks didn’t have to get their feet muddy, then the mud wouldn’t spread, right? After all, there aren’t any other vehicles that might need to cross the tarmac, thereby spreading the mud.

That worked beautifully while it was lovely and dry and they didn’t need to worry about the mud anyway.

Then it rained.

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The bit between the red lines is roughly where their very nice black tarmac is.

Buried under the mud. Already.

Well that worked. Good job guys.

P.S. On a different topic, someone eventually noticed how bad the University sign over the folly looked. They’ve fixed it! Yay!

Cloak Of Invisibility

As Nic suggested to me last week, these builders clearly believe the assumption that no one can see them, due to the 2m fence around the site.

They must think it’s a +4 Cloak Of Invisibility(tm).

If they thought anyone was watching, they wouldn’t do things like spend hours walking around the site staring at the mud, occasionally kicking stones to see if they’re bolted down or not. (To date, he hasn’t found any bolted down — Ed)

What they don’t appear to know is that people in the surrounding buildings have a far superior Cloak Of Invisibility(tm), resulting in us being able to watch them, without them ever realising it.

They remind me of human implementations* of The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, with which I assume you are all familiar.

* Not 100% sure that’s the best word, but it’ll do for now. Suggestions on a postcard, please.

We must have more mud.

making mud

Damn this dry weather. Building sites are supposed to be mud swamps. Like Glastonbury on a very slightly damp year.

Fortunately, we have the benefit of a tank from our sponsors Brendon Bowsers, an  advanced pressure supply and delivery nozzle, along with a highly trained and professionally certified Dihydrogen Monoxide Redistribution Technician.

And, like all workers using hazardous chemicals, he is being sure to wear a hard hat (in case any of the chemical should hit his head) and hopefully hermetically sealed boots to ensure his tootsies don’t get wet.

As you can see from the ground around him, he has been at it for a while already. Hopefully by the end of the afternoon, much of the site will have been soaked in this highly dangerous chemical and it will be restored to its correct muddy state. If this weather keeps up, he’s got a good reliable job here.

Laws of gravity

28 Jun 2017

Digger clearly afraid of getting its toes wet. So safely up on pile of tarmac.

And it gets worse. Later in the day the truck arrived to carry away the tarmac. So the digger started loading the pile of tarmac into the truck. While still sitting on the pile, digging it out from under himself. WTF?

They pulled the same stunt with a smaller digger a few months back when digging a hole. They looked so surprised when the digger fell into the hole. Can’t imagine why that happened…

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