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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Boston Creeper

The township road super runs a rather tight yard. Clean, neat, shipshape.



The salt barn, for instance.  Last year's left over salt in the first bay, some rolled up snow fence.  Some catch basin thingies.  The snow plow blades for the two trucks are in the middle bay.  Take my word, it is equally neat behind the grey door.  A wall of shelving; rows of fanny numbing metal folding chairs.  The floor probably is swept.

The parking lot is swept once a year for Memorial Day.  Every year I've been here the super had Buckeye Sweeping do the yard and all the roads.  This year just the yard was swept.  By hand, by the super.  "Sequestered," he said.



There are bins for road "stuff".  Some gravel, in case of a wash out in a ditch.  There's another bin, just to the left.  It's to the top with back fill that will come in handy for those potholes that spring up in the road right of way at the intersection of township and county roads.


Yes, the road super who rescues sunflowers let another plant in. The squash (?) that owns the back fill bin.  Apparently out in search of a mate all these months.



PS--the fence is not broken.  Those are spare pickets, just in case.



15 comments:

  1. But no sunflowers this year?

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  2. That definitely is clean, neat and shipshape.

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  3. My husband is a pavement engineer. I'm impressed with anything that deals with roads. Good job, Super!!

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  4. Wow. A place for everything and everything in its place. And the wisdom to accept the odd rogue plant. That man is a keeper.

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  5. Hari OM
    Impressive. Should be enough squash there for everyone! YAM xx

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  6. It is nice to see a town so ship shape.

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  7. You are so lucky to have such an industrious super. Who knows? You might have a whole lot of squash there soon. It does look pretty.

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  8. That's very tidy. Love to see the squash creeping out. We have just had our main road into the village resurfaced. It was pot hole ridden and dangerous with Police cones marking out the pot holes.
    It looks great now but we are wondering just how long before they have to dig a section up or a pot hole forms.

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  9. I hope the squash does well. I do like to see a neat yard for things like this. in a home garden, it's different, a wild area or two is good there.

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  10. He's got a soft heart for the green and growing.

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  11. Must be ex military to be so tidy!
    Jane x

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  12. Every town should be so blessed to have employees who are so diligent and yet so full of heart. That squash? is a s awesome as the spic and span storage areas.

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  13. Holy cow! Sad the squash didn't find a mate because then it could feed the whole town!

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  14. This man certainly has a most unusual respect for plants!

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