Monday, July 28, 2008

Trapped!

There is an asphalt company in the park re-surfacing the roads starting today. They'll be here for 3 days...and the chose the street in front of my house to start. So for 24 hours we can't drive or walk on the road.   I could have moved my car but figured it would be a good opportunity to get started on getting my yard/carport sale stuff together.  But so far it's after 12 noon and all I've done is play on the computer and do some dishes.

           

The back gate...just two houses west of mine is closed so no traffic can come thru on the new asphalt.  Several residents parked their cars outside the gate. They laid the new stuff right up to the edge of our driveways. This gate is closed every night from 9pm until 5am.

          

I took this standing in my driveway looking due south...they are preparing the old surface for the new stuff.

          

The poor mailman is down there trying to figure out how he's going to deliver the mail up this way.  I took my outgoing mail to the Post Office yesterday afternoon because I knew there was probably no way he could deliver or pick up along this street.

           

The street along the front of my house is all pretty & new.

Ok....it's just a few minutes before 1pm in the afternoon...time to get busy.

13 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

oh wow! seems like always a bit of a hassle when they need to do their repairs or resurfacing; at least its only 24 hours; but I would have done the same as you if I didn't need to go anywhere. poor mailman!

betty

jjdolfin9 said...

Not much sacrifice for the nice new roadway.  Enjoy.
Hugs, Joyce

robinngabster said...

Well it does look good!

kaydeejay5449 said...

Besides the inconvenience, the smell must be awful.  Hope it all ends soon.  
Hugs, Kathy

mleppard06 said...

poor mailman, did he get his post delivered? hope you can get out again now! looks good, take care mrs t xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I hope you can get out soon Linda. Shall I send a Red Cross food parcel by helicopter for you?! Lol! It does look nice so it's worth the inconvenience. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

gitterdunna said...

Oh, that is just sooooo nice and pretty!!.........alice

wwfbison said...

It is going to look ncie when they are done but what an inconvenience for everyone!
Lisa

pharmolo said...

Is it possible to walk along your street, Linda?

ally123130585918 said...

It will be lovely when it's finished Linda ~ hope it don't inconvenience you too much ~ and you get your Carport sale stuff together ~ I look forward to coming to that :o) ~ Ally x

lerjin said...

Thank u for  a picture of real US life! From where Ia m living it seems that life in US  is a  " milk river wth jelly coasts" ( i translate  russian proverb)... Thnx a lot i 'll be  back  some day.. It was very interesting for me... Good luck! ( And for ua CEDAR too!)

fasttrack58 said...

I remember when they paved our neighborhoods, not very fun, but hope it got you motivated to get your work done....
Linda :)

fowfies said...

I hate that smell while they are paving...I know you will be glad for them to be done and gone! Kelly