Three (3) weeks ago I had my status meeting/pre-construction
with the clerk from the Town Conservation Commission Kara,
one of her last official duties/she was wrapping up and
heading for a new job in South Carolina,
Zach my structural engineer who
designed the new seawall/plan and
Kevin and Phil from
North Shore Marine/Construction Co.
Kevin said it would be about 3 weeks
before they could start/other things to wrap.
After three weeks/I sent an email status/query
and he replied back midweek this week but
on Friday (last week) I’d get more specifics
from him and then —
So I worked this past weekend
pulling back cobbles and bricks
from the part of our yard sinking
and falling overboard.
Our landscaper assisted for about an hour,
he has cellulitis w/ a wick
and I did not want him to re-injure.
Plus wind/rain, etc.
Yesterday (Tues.) I stayed home in the morning
then on my way out — a couple of guys from North Shore
pulled up. I told them I had not heard back from Kevin —
Phil who came to the pre/mtg. told me
the excavator or machine for digging would
arrive this week either Thurs./Friday
and he asked me about the bricks, etc.
I told him I was working on it
but worried about incoming Nor’Easter combined
with high astronomical tides on Sat. and Sunday.
This morning Kevin, Phil, etc. returned.
Because of storm new target date for equipment
is Monday/Tues. they will keep me posted.
They don’t want to move equipment
in until the tides go down, etc., which makes sense.
I changed plans/called into work
with an update pulling bricks/cobbles
and pushed over two of the spindle tables.
The one my dad made with the seashell inlay fell apart.
I rescued the scallop seashells, marbles, etc.
and took the wood/scrap over to the beach —
DPW or a scrapper already hauled it away.
Back and forth calling/emailing work…
I stayed home again today (Wed.) to pull/bricks, etc.
Not sure about how much to pull back.
Catch 22 with storm/flood tide coming in.
Going back to work tomorrow
working only in the AM/post work.
Theory being brick/cobbles stop the water…
but we have such massive holes on either side of the wall…
I’m not sure how much good they are doing…
plus more feet could collapsed and
they will join the rest of the debris
and be crushed.
After the storm I may have to clear the yard again
because if we flood the force of the wind/water
tends to move around the piles.
Mum met Kevin, Phil, etc. this AM,
so that was good.
She was anxious as always
but I’m hoping for equipment
and start to work at some point next week.