The Grader Cometh

Two weeks after my road was last ploughed, I can drive it again.

Interior Roads' grader ploughing the road at Ginty Creek
The grader clearing the snow in my yard

The driver said he nearly couldn’t do it because of the snowmachines that had packed down the road.  The next stage would have been to hire a cat at $200 an hour – it would have taken much longer and I would have had to pay for road time as well.  As it was, it took an hour and a half.  I will get the bill in a couple of weeks.

Now my yard looks like a city supermarket car park with piles of dirty snow everywhere.

dirty snowpiles at Ginty Creek

I can go for mail again tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “The Grader Cometh”

  1. Just finished reading your book Lonesome. Thoroughly enjoyed it but I am like Lonesome I like civilization and comfort more. It was well done . It does look beautiful there I will admit.

  2. Chris:

    Excuse any ignorance on my part, but how come you don’t use a snowmobile to get to the highway?

    Thanks for the blog and pics!

    1. Simple answer: I can’t afford one.
      It would also mean I would have to store my van out on the highway miles from anywhere. The snowploughs would plough it in and I would have a major job digging it out every time I wanted to use it. And it would be a big chore to haul 3-weeks’ water and a box of groceries home with a skidoo.

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