August 30, 2005


Yesterday, there was a guy down in the creek behind my family's business painting numbers and lines on the side of one of the bridge piers. He might have been D.O.T., or D.E.C., or maybe he was D.A.D.... I'm assuming that the lines are for the process of judging how much the creek rises during the upcoming rains from the remnants of Katrina. (The forecast is that it will start raining this afternoon/early evening with the high winds showing up around Wednesday Morning.)

Anyways, I didn't have my camera with me yesterday, so I couldn't take a picture of the process of the bridge being painted. But I did bring it in today, so here is a picture of the finished work.

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The markings are in one foot intervals from the top of the bridge footer. (Which is about a foot off the bedrock of the creek.) This should give us a good idea of how deep the creek is running when it rains.

Also, in keeping with the theme of natural disasters, in the extended entry I have a couple of photographs of what appears to be a volcanic eruption south of my home. They were taken on August 2nd of this year.

For extremely hi-res (3.2 Megapixels) versions of any of these photos, just let me know, and I can e-mail them to you.

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Posted by GEBIV at August 30, 2005 03:54 PM | TrackBack

That creek picture makes me want to go down there and spend the afternoon skipping stones :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 30, 2005 05:16 PM
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