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Well yesterday was interesting. Two guys spent most of the afternoon destroying the walkway in front of our door with jackhammers. It's pretty safe to say I have never spent nearly this much time nearly this close to such an activity. You may not be surprised to hear that after a while it gets pretty m-m-maddening. What's wild is that they haven't yet cleared away any of the rubble, so it looks a little like a bomb exploded in front of our door.

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8. Re: Concrete... Sep 23, 2008, 15:25 painh8r
 
It's part of the sidewalk project -- the new sidewalks are about three inches higher than the old ones, so now they need to create a slope leading back to our porch, rather than a cliff...

That ought to make a nice swimming pool when it rains
Let's hope they raise your walkway as well.

On another note: Is it government workers or contractors? In my neck of the woods (the west coast) we had a crew of contractors replacing a bunch of curb sections earlier this year. It took them 2 days. A month ago, some city workers started work on replacing the curbs around an alley outlet, 5 separate working days, and it's still -- not -- done. I have nothing against govt workers, but that's just silly.

 
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