It's going to be noisy around here for the next week or two, or three, or four...
I can look out my window and watch the new curb and gutters going in for the repaving of our street. When the heat or fatigue get to the point that I can't work in the shop or on the lawn, I can sit and watch the guys at work. It's kinda cool to see some of what they have to do in preparation for the new street.
I'm trying to convince them to turn the corner and catch our side street, but it is only two blocks long and not on the priority list. I explained that it would look really tacky to have a new street in front of the house, a new highway one block north, and an old beat up side street between. No luck! I guess being police chaplain doesn't always bring the perks. :) But it would have been nice to have the street we use all the time paved, not to mention the new apron attached to our driveway.
Good to know we're not the only ones enduring the joys of road construction this summer. Our street is getting torn up, curb & gutter installed and sewer laterals replaced. We got a notice in the mail on Monday that our mailboxes will be temporarily relocated 2 blocks away. On the way home from work yesterday, I started to turn onto our street and discovered that we no longer have a street. :( They've torn up the old pavement, had to drive the 1 1/2 blocks to my house on a real mess. I may just start parking around the corner. I know for sure that if they don't finish before my new car gets here, I definitely will park around the corner!!
Oh well, at least our street won't be the local speedway this summer. :)
"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself."
- Anais Nin (1903-1977)
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