Wednesday, January 28, 2009

'Vegetation' Issue...

Mmmm...

Well, the excavator fellas turned up bright and early this morning to scrape the site, but then went home again due to a 'vegetation' issue. Well fellas, that usually happens when a block is left dormant for over 100 days. Again, had things begun when they were supposed to, it wouldn't be an issue...





So it was up to us to get rid of the 'vegetation', and mow the weeds. Great. As we don't want any more delays guess what was done in almost 44C (111.2F) heat this afternoon? That's right, mow the dust bowl. Not a pretty site, but it's done and they can now (hopefully) begin. Although tomorrow the temp is likely to reach into the low forties again, so I highly doubt they will turn up. But still, any progress at this stage is one step closer to moving into our home.





I'm actually surprised that anything has grown there, as we haven't had any recordable rainfall in the gauge for the whole of January. A very sad and sorry tale. It also appears my lovely weeping cherry I wanted to save has not survived due to having it's roots exposed after demo, severe lack of rainfall and temperatures usually only reserved for inland Australia.

Congratulations to my 5000th visitor too! :-)

5 comments:

House-To-Be said...

You have got to be kidding me! I can't believe they left because of the 'vegetation', can't they excavate it?

You poor people having to be out their mowing in the heat.

Hope they come back tomorrow.....

A-M said...

I can't believe that! My excavators were churning over old pots, bricks, weeds, everything. Maybe you have different rules down south. We're a bunch of yobos up here... anything goes! I can't believe the heat you are having. It is so mild up here by comparison. Hope they come back today for you. A-M xx

stormygirl said...

Not kidding, and I was pretty astounded myself. If they had tried to excavate, they would have found that the soil is dust and the roots had no chance of holding onto anything and it would have scraped in to time at all...oh well. It's done now.

Mrs B said...

Unbelievable! All blocks have surface grass.... isn't that what grows in dirt?
At least he turned up to scrap the site so hopefully you will be starting this week. You must be very frustrated Stormy...hang in there, we have all been through it!
Mrs B

Helen and Greg... said...

That sucks, but hopefully they will be back soon to do the site scrape.
We have been told to do the same thing on our block. Just waiting for this heatwave to be over so we can mow the weeds.

~Hels ~