With progress comes
inconvenience at times, and when the winter following construction is one of the
hardest in recent memory, things are compounded.
photo below shows the street conditions in Formoso during February and early
March. (Photo by Mark Fleming) The summer's work
disturbed the surface enough to make things soggy throughout the community with
all the snow.
while people have "gritched" a bit about the mud, no one is
complaining too hard or too loud. Everyone realizes the city has had to
wait for the trenches to settle before it can resurface the streets in the
spring. Then too, and most importantly, everyone is fully aware of the
fact there have been no water line breaks to fix this winter and that only one house has had its internal
lines freeze. The absence of such problems which have plagued the
community in the past minimizes the temporary nature of the mud and brings smiles to the faces of
those who would have otherwise been in the freezing trenches affecting