There’s a reason we call it “The Wet Season”
Remember yesterday I said I felt a trip to TB 2 coming on?
As you can see, it was a relatively nice day.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, like the Lovely Kris, Shellie, Michelle, Barb, Barbara, Bob, Jess, Cathy_Cate, Thornberry and of course.. my mother.. will tell you..
You just have to know thats a BAD THING. It just bodes.
What can go wrong on a highway? In the Northern Territory? in the Wet Season?
I stopped to take in the view : as my car will tell you
And then drove on with the rain getting heavier
and the novelty value of this was really wearing off.
The other problem that was beginning to weigh very heavily on my mind was..
Gold Mining, Dump Trucks and rain do not mix.
After the morning meeting, where I spotted some greenish visitors who are friendly but dont smile:
My suspicions about how damp things in the pit were going to be.. were unfortunately confirmed….
I followed the procession of Dump Trucks down to the pit.
And I found it really didnt look good.
This is the same pit that we had the slide back at the start of September. There is still some looseness in the walls – you can see it to the Right of my car. That is BAD. Normally I’m fuzzy on the whole Good/Bad thing.. but yes.. Rocks in piles like that : the technical word you may think is “heap” if you’re a Pratchett fan.. but in the Mining lexicon its called “rilling”.
The pit smells very damp but in a good way.
I’ve worked out what it is that I love so much about being here.. Its the smell.
Not just the smell of hot asphalt when the rain starts. Of the smell of the bush early in the morning. But the smell of the red red dirt.
I went up to visit another pit – this is the one M_F and F_F saw when they were here in July.
but I wanted to see it today as it was my first look at a Gold Mine six months ago.
I’d like to point out that this was all happening before 0640…
I spent the day completing investigations into a number of incidents: including a tree that has been hit by lightning. The Client Company asked if bulldozing the trees near the fuel pod so they wouldnt get hit and cause fires near said fuel pod was a Good idea. I pointed out that Lightning generally hits the tallest object around. They bulldoze the trees, the next tallest object is the fuel pod.
You doing the math yet?
Once all that was finished.. and a final check of the work for the day now the puddles had dried up :
and with a quick post to WNTC I’ve headed home…
And now I’m here and some of you may also have noted the LACK OF CROCHET in today’s blog.
Yes… there’s a reason for that.
Today is the day that M_F took the entries to Queanbeyan show. Which she has done (and I’ll let her post the saga of the angel herself) . But…
Queanbeyan Show doesnt post the results online.
M_F isnt going to the Show until Sunday.
And.. the lady at the showgrounds wouldnt tell me.
I’m going to DIE wondering how the show turned out.. and what else did people have entered and … and… and……
I have been racking my brains all the way home trying to work out who I know who may be going to Queanbeyan who can tell me!!!!
So on that note— I’m going to have a bath… and sulk…
until I know how the show went!