Beauty & the Beasts :) The Beauty is in the garden ; the Beasts are on the street. We received a Resident Notice that Asphalt Resurfacing Operations would be occurring on my street as well as on a few others.
When you drive through a construction zone, generally you sit and wait prior to being able to drive through it and you can’t really pay much attention to what they are doing, so I thought to take a few photos and show you the beasts that showed up this week!
Here is an example of an early morning parade ( prior to 7 a.m. ) and this wasn’t even all of them…there were dump trucks behind this line.
On the first day, they cut off about two feet of my neighbors driveway and removed a long pipe that channels rainwater.
They also did this, which I assume is what is called the ‘milling’ :
While they tore up one intersection on the first day, on the second day they focused on another then moved farther up the hill to another intersection while this dust & dirt beast came along. I took this photo when it was parked in front of my house for awhile. Once it started up it was time to shut all the windows.
We are to the point where you don’t want to run your car over this :
Or this :
And there are many more like that. ( They did put cones around all of these prior to leaving for the evening )
This work is to take one working week, weather permitting. I see rain in the forecast for tomorrow so this may go on a bit longer. I am parked on a lower street and grocery shopped for as much as I could think of that I’d need, prior to this starting, aside from having to do a few small runs for fruit or milk or something.
Now for a little beauty…some early August blooms while I was out there with the camera :
What’s funny is that two years or so ago, down at the main intersection a water line broke and there was some flooding. The water company totally tore up that intersection and fixed it and it was fine but now it is being resurfaced. A few months ago the gas company replaced a line down from another intersection….for my neighbor and I. That entailed many noisy vehicles outside the house. Then they broke a water line. More noisy vehicles from the water company to repair that. Later on they both came back to resurface their respective areas….more noise and vehicles.
Here we go again.
‘ Never a dull moment.’ :) ‘Silence is golden’ :)
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