Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Street Repair

For the last two weeks, a city crew of workers have been repairing the street in front of the house next door. I never knew that the repair of a street could provide so much entertainment for my children and the other children in the neighborhood. All playing ceased and lawn chairs were set up in the drive way next door to watch every movement made by the trucks and crew. It was free entertainment for the kids on the block. Although we did have to remind them to not get too close and to stay behind the barricades for their protection.

Justin, Ashlin and Tyler got as close to the action as possible. Justin and Tyler discussed all of the tools and trucks being used to remove the concrete, haul the concrete away, and to pour new concrete.

The city crew tearing up the old broken concrete.

Loading up the broken up concrete.

Now the project is complete, so our free entertainment is gone until the next repair project.

Take care,


  1. What a hoot! I bet you miss your free entertainment now!

  2. I think I will schedule our next kid's party around a major street transformation. Date-related or not. We can celebrate anytime, right?

  3. All the excitement something out of the ordinary creates. We had a 5 foot hole dug out in our neighbors yard this winter and it caused quite the stir too. I am sure Justin just loved all of the big trucks!