Upper Road Complete

Last year we paid our caretaker Adan to move large rocks to the side of the road with the plan to get a machine to dig out the high side and move dirt onto the low side in order to flatten out the road. We asked around, looking for a local friend with a tractor with the right attachment or cuchillo to do the job but never came across anyone.

Finally, I ran into a British friend named Tom who spends half his time in Nica and happens to own a small machine that we call the “wee digger” while out surfing. He offered to drive the digger over and put it to use. It took 4 days, ten bags of cement, 4 more loads of rock, and 10 hours with the machine, but we finally have a nice flat road with a solid rock wall and some pvc tubes to let the water pass through the wall.

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road digger kim

After two days of work, the road is looking nice and flat and you can see the rock wall on the left side.

road digger holly

I had to take the wee digger for a test drive!

road wall tubos

Here you can see the PVC tubes installed for drainage.

road beast

Driving the road for the first time. Nice and flat – well, flat enough for bringing in big trucks full of building supplies!

 

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