Why I love surveying
First survey yesterday I went back to look for a likely lead capped pipe at the southwest corner of a former gas station. There were two (2) rebars there 2.2 feet apart and a record of survey matched the northerly one (the two corners on the east side were both lead caps, probably 70 years old). Sure enough, I got out the shovel and there was the lead cap down a foot, just 0.2′ from the southerly rebar. The other two surveyors had not found it because there was a large metal sign post a foot away which made their metal detector sing (and they apparently didn’t know about shovels).
Next survey yesterday I went back to look for a monument at the northeast corner of a different site, also a former gas station. The fence posts made the metal detector sing so I got out the shovel and there was a lead cap down a foot – most likely 70 years old. But that wasn’t the best part. A pup next door came over to the fence to say hi and she was the cutest little thing. That just made my day (I’m a big softie for animals).
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