It'll never be done.
With the part they're working on right now.
It was as I was driving along yesterday that I noticed my side of the road, i.e. the fixed side, is very bumpy. That tells me they'll probably just move to working on that side once they've fixed the other side, and so the circle continues.
I've had similar thoughts back in January when the exit for the newly built ICC (MD-200) on US-29 was closed for construction. It just opened in November, so how'd they break it so fast?
This was originally to be a post about our trip from Beaufort, SC, to Lynchburg, VA. But that was when I was going to post it on Saturday or Sunday (or Monday...). Now, I've got new grievances.
Like people who drive at twilight in the rain without their headlights on.
As to our trip down to Beaufort, I believe that has been covered. One thing I failed to mention on Thursday is that the biggest problem with our engine problem ended up being my discomfort with the thought of using the cruise control on our car. The result was a thoroughly chafed back of my right foot long before we got to our destination.
On the way down I did see probably a score of deer grazing on the side of the road. In case you haven't guessed it, I hate deer. Ever since one ran out in front of my month-old car during the morning twilight of August 1999, I've become an avid supporter of hunters' rights.
I mean, spiritually, y'know. I don't have money to be throwing around or anything.
I don't even like venison.
Happily, the only deer that ran across the road in our experience were two deer on Parris Island that ran past the line of cars approaching the gate and then cut in front of a minivan some way ahead of me. Amusingly, one of them at the least wiped out in front of the minivan, which probably gave that driver a small stain in the seatal region. Since traffic approaching military base gates is, by nature, not in a hurry, there was no need for alarm.
As to the ride back, our biggest problems were torrential rain in South Carolina, and convoluted directions in North Carolina.
|I should've gotten the hint from Google.|
The Space Monkey was discomfited.
This didn't end up being a major delay, just an annoying one because those roads up from Mebane were narrow, dark, and winding. I'm not saying that US-29 isn't fairly terrifying in its own right, but it is more heavily trafficked and generally wider.
Once we finally got to US-29, I found a blocker (car you follow at a reasonable distance who can hit the deer for you) and followed him all the way to Lynchburg (64+ miles). When I say all the way, I mean all the way. He got off one exit before our final exit.