Geology 101

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned about geology while living here is that “all rocks and dirt want to be at the bottom of the ocean.” Landslides are a common occurrence at jobsite. They are usually small landslides that send a few rocks and trees down the mountain and into the road, but the company is always prepared for large-scale landslides.

Late last night, a major landslide hit our neighborhood, which damaged several buildings, filled the roads and rivers with debris, and decimated the potable water system.

By the time Ally and I got up, most of the roads had been cleared off.  All that remained on this road was a wet, muddy mess.

By the time Ally and I got up (Kylee was at a friend’s house), most of the roads had been cleared.

By mid-afternoon, an interoffice memo was sent out advising residents that the water supply would not be available until further notice, and that water trucks would be sent out to distribute clean water. The early part of our evening was spent gathering every bucket, bin, pail, and spare container we could find, and waiting for the water truck to make its delivery.

Chris and Ally waiting to have our containers filled with water.

Chris and Ally waiting to have our containers filled with clean water.

Town management employees filling our containers with water.

Town Management employees filling our containers with clean water.

After dinner, we noticed that a bright yellow 1100L potable water tank had been delivered to our house. By 9:30PM, it had been filled and was ready for use.

The water tank being filled with fresh, clean (and very cold) water.

The 1100L water tank being filled with fresh, clean water.

As always, the adventure continues!

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