Our house is right on a main highway. I’m thankful that our driveway is attached to a very small street, which in turn goes out to the highway, but there is only an empty quarter-acre section between our house and the main road. That gives us ring-side seats to everything that goes past! We don’t pay a lot of attention most of the time, but sometimes there are unusual sights in the trucking yards across the street that catch our eyes, and when the boys see a pilot vehicle go past with a Wide Load sign on it, they run for the window. Mr. Diligence grabs my camera as he goes, in case there is something very different. Here are some of the things we’ve seen in the past few months.
Traffic jam at the trucking company! What we didn’t get a picture of was the concrete truck that S-L-O-W-L-Y inched its way between these two trucks! He had mere inches to spare on each side.
Look closely—do you see the cow’s heads sticking out of the top of the truck? They were transferring cattle from one truck to the other here.
We frequently see big diggers go past.
One Friday morning, this house went past—and then my crew got to watch it be set down on a foundation in a section a block away from us!
This was the most recent odd load we saw go past—a toilet block!
And then there was this sight. When the ditches were being dug in front of our house for the fibre optic cables, the digger brought up part of the chassis of a vehicle! It appeared that the rest of the vehicle was still down there, rusting away.
One morning early, just after it began to get light, I was out milking and saw a pilot vehicle coming. The driver stopped and waved a lighted wand at a truck going past him down the highway, then went on slowly. Another pilot vehicle came along, and waved a lighted wand to stop someone coming off a side street. I was pretty curious by then, so I watched for the big load. It was the base of a giant crane on tracks! The boom of the crane had been taken off for transport.