Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:11 PM
This is a county line road that runs through the middle of the farm. The township that is supposed to take care of it hasn't been on it in more than 5 years. Of course they're perfectly willing to collect the taxes! I do have some help from the adjoining township grader operator, who lives nearby.
The idiot who did this went down the hill in the left ditch until he couldn't move any farther. Then they got a big tractor in to pull it out, doing more damage. Our farm renter & a neighbor told me the other end of the road is worse. I just hope he tore up his vehicle while he was doing the damage! The road doesn't really go anywhere, due to a 50+ year old closure (bridge out), it is just a loop.
I was able to get my end back in reasonable condition today, it now needs a soaking rain & then to dry enough to clean the ditches again.
I did get my first farm finish mowing done today!
I'll get of my soapbox now! ~~ Lowell
Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:13 PM
Sorry to hear of your troubles.
Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:35 PM
If you can find out the name of the idiot, you could take him to small claims court for your expenses!
Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:41 PM
The most aggravating thing to me is that these people have NO "need" to be on this road anyway. I understand that it is a "public" road, but it doesn't go anywhere! ~~ Lowell
Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:45 PM
Don't let them get the best of you Lowell. Keep your chin up, and know that someday you'll get your revenge!
Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM
Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:48 PM
Posted April 03, 2012 - 09:21 PM
I know this kind of thing goes on everywhere, as MH81 said, it has to do with their "upbringing"-or lack there of!
On tonight's KC news there were reports of damage to vehicles & property on "Kentucky street" in Lawrence, KS, just because KS lost a ball game to Kentucky. These things are inexcusable!!! No respect for others or their property & it seems to be getting worse with every generation!
And yes, I do enjoy working with the little 790 & don't mind the road work. I'm out there by myself (& Chief, of course) and since it's just me, I can do it the way I want to. Just the lack of responsibility of others in this world we live in today!
ps- I have been known to drop a tree across that same road during deer season, years ago. The road was in a lot worse condition then. ~~ Lowell
Posted April 04, 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted April 04, 2012 - 04:32 AM
Posted April 04, 2012 - 04:34 AM
Every year that goes by the more i would like to live my remaining years at least ten miles into the bush in a log cabin...enough said.
I know what you mean. More people around also means more idiots around, unfortunately.