In front of our house is a mud hole. A BIG mud hole in the road. It was created when someone thought it would be a grand idea to dump a bunch of dirt - read truckloads of dirt - on the other side of the road. During the rainy season, the water has nowhere to go. It just sits. Not to mention the mosquitoes that come too.
Countless cars have gotten stuck in the mud in the last two years at all hours of the night. It's been nothing to be laying in bed and listening to a vehicle spinning out in the mud. But until today we have always been able to get in and out of our driveway with little difficulty.
Well yesterday, someone in their 'I have no idea what they were thinking mind' dumped FOUR DUMP TRUCKS of dirt ON the road!!! No packing it down, no nothing! AND completely covered the end of our driveway.
For the first time in our lives, Serge and I learned to use the four wheel drive on our vehicle. Even had to get out the owner's manual... ha! Thankgoodness we have a Prado and not a LandCruiser.
Tonight when we came home, a local neighbour stopped us before we got to our house and warned us that we might not get into our house as more dirt had been dumped and the packer they had wanted to come, didn't come.
And did I mention it's been raining off and on for the last month!
Well... we stopped, analyzed the mound, decided that leaving the car outside the gate was a greater chance than getting stuck and took our chances with the four wheel drive.
Four wheel drive prevailed!
What I know... Serge is taking the kids to school tomorrow.
I also know that Serge is currently outside our gate trying to help someone who is stuck.
Isabella just said, 'Daddy's outside correcting the guy!'
I wonder how many more guys he'll correct tonight?