We had traffic control outside today, a surprise to me was they were giving the road a fresh seal. It was still in pretty good nick, having only seen 11 years of service and floods since the previous job.
The crew seemed to know their job pretty well and I have to praise their productivity.
First a layer of tar.
Then spray on a layer of rocks, the method looks a bit odd but works very well.
Then road rollers settle the surface by going up and back a few times.
A splash of paint to indicate where to paint.
Today's job is done.
On the 27th June 2003 this crew did a lovely smooth asphalt job, we can only hope the new job lasts as well.
Now I just have to hope Daisy doesn't break a windscreen.
As usual my mounting method is rough and simple.
To use up some time I cobbled a few bits together to make a three coloured LED lamp for it, I just grabbed a 470 Ohm resistor that was handy and series connected them, 11 mA current flow seemed like a good number so I kept it.
The end result though is nicer yet still retains my groanworthy finish and touch.
My Nana is posing with her British Empire Medal here, they don't give them here any more but I have to think she merited this lowest of the Queen's medals which coincidentally is also the highest non-bravery award a common citizen could attain.
I also think today marks the 111th anniversary of Mollie's Mother's death, an event that drove a wedge into her relationship with her Father.