Sunday, March 20, 2011

Digging up a subject...

HELP!...HELP!...Good, I was hoping to get your attention. I have a few ideas as to what I think would be interesting to write about for this blog, but I am really curious to hear what subjects you would like to know more about. Many recent questions I’ve received are regarding the dirt project. I think Matt has covered that one on his facebook, but I will do a quick summary below. Other questions I’ve received are logistic and yes or no answer type of questions, nothing to write a story around. That is why I thought I would ask you.

I don’t want to spoil anyone’s ideas so I won’t share specifics on what I was thinking, but it is along the lines of ‘digging’ up some behind the scenes intrigue on specific LPBW episodes or ‘unearthing’ some hidden facts, like what is the real deal about...?

With that, I am inviting you to comment and/or email roloffworld@gmail.com subjects you would like me to delve into and any specific questions you want me to ask about that subject. Ideas don’t just have to be centered around Matt either. Give me a good reason to poke around and get the scoop.

A little more about dirt:

In early March Intel corporation begun construction on a very large expansion of one of their Hillsboro plants. The expansion and Intel’s training and innovative education plan is what brought Presidient Obama out to Hillsboro. Here is where Matt comes in; On a large piece of property west of the Intel site (not his farm), he has constructed a dirt receiving operation where the excavated dirt from the Intel site is dumped and utilized to build up the property. Dirt can be cut throat, there is big money at stake and his is not the only drop site for the dirt, there are 2 or 3 others. Hundreds of trucks hauling dirt are all over Hillsboro (probably making some locals scratch their heads wondering). To say time is money is an understatement. It is all about timing at the dump site. It is a laborious dance of loaded trucks in and unloaded trucks out with back hoes, track hoes and loaders moving the dirt. This project would be a huge undertaking in dry summer weather, but the rain has been relentless making it much more of a challenge and has created a few dump pad and road maintenance issues that shut down the flow of trucks (and money). With all those guys working long hours, there’s been drama for sure, screaming and yelling and even a meltdown or two. It is kind of like Ax Men, but instead of logs it’s dirt. You could call it “Dirt Men” and at the end of the season, which is coming up soon, we will see which site took the most loads.


9 comments:

  1. What was it like to make Little People Big World? Was there camera people you didn't like in your house?

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  2. You should write on what the family does since the show is over.

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  3. How about something on the family pets? Or the people that work for you?

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  4. Zach and Jeremy are almost 21, still live at home and don't have a job. What are Matt and Amy going to do about it and why don't they push the boys to pay their way or move out?

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  5. Nice that you explained the dirt project better. I hope there will be a show about it. How is Molly doing in Haiti?

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  6. Zach and Jeremy are almost 21 and still live at home with no real job. What are Matt and Amy going to do about it and why didn't they push the boys to move out?

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  7. Tell us some of the top highs and proudest moments and the bottom lows and regrets of your years doing little people big world. What would you do differently?

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  8. Why wasn't Matts parents showed much in the last season?

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  9. Jan 22, 2012...I watched the show tonight on Zach's adventures in joining the adult world of dating and at the same time finding an a job that would interest him. He is one of my favorite people on the show. He is so genuine and real before the camera. He is not trying to be anyone else, just himself.

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