Thursday, September 20, 2012

Little House on the... ?

1.  Our neighbor is mowing his lawn - no problem.

2.  The washer is in that stage where it sounds like a jet engine, spooling up for take-off -  I can handle that.

3.  Someone in the neighborhood is banging something metal... what?

4.  The city is apparently working on a major arterial, just two blocks over, and has diverted traffic onto our quiet, neighborhood street - fabulous (not).

5.  Public Works is replacing a culvert across the edge of our property, necessitating digging up our driveway, one entire side of our yard, part of the neighbor's yard, and a section of the street.  Hello heavy equipment, dump trucks, jack hammers, workers with loud radios (communication, not music), and vehicles that incessantly BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP whenever they're backing up.  Or just left idling in reverse, for reasons I cannot, for-the-love-of-all-that-is-good-and-holy-please-make-that-sound-stop, explain.

Just another quiet, peaceful day of homeschooling.


Abi's Blog said...

This reminds me of a day in public school - the day of the "all important, all consuming TAKS test" when I was teaching 4th - the maintenence people decided to mow outside our window! NOT good - of course we made quick work of getting the information of what day it was to them!! :) Hopefully your street has quieted down by now. Have a blessed day!

Felicity said...

That beeping is enough to drive you loony! I hate it when I can hear it, but don't know where it's coming from...

Please stay sane... at least till I get to meet you! ;-)

Ruby said...

Hahahaha.....idling in reverse! You americans are just so clever!

Choate Family said...

Too bad you can't just turn off your hearing aid ;-)