Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another mystery nut

Front screen door. I suppose the squirrel will retrieve it someday!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

World travelers

Ok, stateside but still... Nice to have a decent dog friendly hotel to rest our weary heads.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Engineers are taking ground core soil samples - Seffner sinkhole

Bobcat filling the Seffner sinkhole. One bucket at a time!

Seffner Sinkhole - dirt / sand fill

Monday morning the dirt started arriving.  One truckload at a time. These pictures were shot Tuesday AM by my neighbor.  He said they are dumping it by the road/tree and then transporting it to the hole.  I will stop by in a couple of hours to check on the progress. 
We might be a day behind due to the rain.  I will find out today. More later! Thanks for stopping by.  Check back daily for updates. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Seffner sinkhole is in the home stretch - hopefully

The crew has finished with filling the sinkhole with grout.   Monday it will be topped off with fill dirt.    Tuesday the engineers and geologists will return to take soil samples and test the ground with that fancy equipment.

I met my tenant there today to get a key to the apartment because the engineers will also have to inspect the inside for structural damage.   If they deem the building safe and there is no new sinkhole action on the property, the county will remove the evacuation signs and she can move back in to her apartment.

What a long strange trip this has been.

Friday, November 6, 2015

I was obviously stressed. I am still in shock.

I just read some of my blog posts over the last week. Man oh man did my writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, everything.... SUCK!  

False alarm - Seffner sinkhole drama

I learned that recently filled sinkholes are steamy.  To someone, steam resembles smoke. Of course that someone called Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and reported a fire at my sinkhole tonight.


False alarm. I'm sure Bay News 9 will be at the scene soon interviewing anyone who walks by.

Seffner sinkhole Friday morning Nov 6

They will add about six more feet of filler today. Then eventually top it off with fill dirt.

Prepping for filling Seffner sinkhole

They put this plastic down every day to protect the ground and make cleanup easier. The cement truck backs up to this little hopper. The hopper is full of the foam which gets mixed with the cement and creates the grout filler.

Day 4 of filling the Seffner sinkhole

Cement mixes with the foam to create a grout that is lighter than the soil/sand currently in the yard. 20 trucks so far this week and probably 3-4 more today. They expect to be done with this process this afternoon. Next the ground is tested again. After that passes, top soil will be added and they are done.