Team Turin is trying to clear permafrost from the cut on their claim…..but as usual when an expert was called in he told them they should have done it in the Fall….not now…..duh, when will these guys get things right? So, the only way to accomplish this is to run 12 hrs. a day with their two bulldozers. While working over-time, one dozer breaks down, so now it’s up to them to work constantly 24-hrs. a day….and Dave’s advise is to drink coffee, lots of it. As usual, they act like the whole season is dependent on every issue, and then when push came to shove it took one man one night to get to pay dirt! Viola!
Onto the other Klondike claim, they’re still not working since Todd Hoffman decided to make the decision to disconnect the wash plant little blue because it was old and they were actually losing a large percentage of gold. He made the decision across the board, without asking any of the other guys, but as they’re still waiting for his great new trommel invention, they are standing around doing nothing. Perhaps 40% of something would have been better than nothing, considering his father Jack says they were losing 60% as if he knows this stat is real. These people pull numbers out of thin air and quote them at will, it’s silly really. Todd’s spoken to the maker of the new trommel, it’s still 3 weeks out and he just tells him okay, work harder . The crew was ready for a mutiny, so he decides to go down to see the guy and as he has “nice words for he’s a Christian” with the builder of said invention, he decides to help with the production of it and gets it back on track…..yeah right! Let’s hope this thing is as good as Todd and the inventor says. Meanwhile, his investor shows up from Texas, sees the mess the Site is in because the new guys can’t even rip a cut nicely, can’t believe Todd’s not even there, calls him reams him a new one and we’re waiting to see what’ll come from their face to face meeting next week. It should be interesting…….to say the least……..he’s talking about pulling backing. Way to go, Todd right on track again this season!
Down at Porcupine Creek and the Schnabels, Parker decides that he has to take out the access bridge that he has the right of way of. Unfortunately, Karma’s a bitch and it will affect Dakota Fred’s access to his claim for 7 to 10 days and fireworks ensue. Fred’s son goes to confront Parker, not believing they’ll be cut off ….how dare Parker, the little son of bitch. Needless to say he does nothing but exacerbate the situation. Parker’s father steps in to try to find a solution to make everybody happy, and they decide they’ll leave a temporary access bridge for the Dakota boys. Unfortunately, when Fred goes to use it, it’s a piece of crap! Ha ha ha! Ya know Dakota Fred I can’t help but believe if maybe you and your son weren’t so arrogant, did realize that the Alaskan people are a small community who help each other and you joined in on the “work together” part of it, not take, take, take then screw people when they need you perhaps it might have gone down differently. I’m sorry to say that my baser self felt a little satisfaction seeing Fred get his comeuppance. Awwwwww, not! Fred, maybe you shouldn’t have been such a bastard to Todd Hoffman and the crew and then to Parker when he needed the electrical board. Why would Fred’s son think Parker would want to go out of his way and spend his money on a temporary bridge, when Fred has no one else’s back?
That’s it for this week……still no gold….except for glints……..the clock’s ticking on 1000 oz. Todd!
(c) Evelyn Garone 11.17.12