Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Land Under Construction
Yes, I really am that awesome with the little paint thingy on my computer. I love my neighborhood, Loopy Land, and one of the reasons I love it is there is only one street in, that's Loopy Lane, it comes in, loops around and goes back out. We are very self contained, almost elitist, and we like it that way. Unfortunately that means there is only one way to the Hummingbird house.
That fancy little purple square, that's what my house would look like from space, if the roof was purple. Back in July they put those flashing signs on West Street, which runs directly behind my house, and is the only way to Loopy Lane,. The signs said West Street would be closed from July 21st to July 28th. No big deal, right?
The first day I came home using North Street and entered Loopy Lane, they were digging up the road directly behind my house. Ok, still no problem. As the summer has worn on they have moved south down West Street and it remains closed from the south. Still not a big deal.
I have to tell you that North Street has been under construction for five years now. A two mile stretch of road, and it's still under construction. I could have paved it with Lego's, on my hands and knees. The construction on North Street is now at the intersection of North and West Streets, in the past this has not been a problem because I could access West street from South Street. Not anymore.
So I come home from work and find that I cannot turn onto West Street from North Street. WTF? How am I supposed to get home. I didn't think about it too long because I really had to pee so I jumped a few curbs and cut through some guys back yard, and made it home. Not sure when I can ever leave again, guess it's a good thing after all that I bought all that case lot food.