We live on a quiet cul-de-sac with three other houses. Nothing much happens on the street itself, although no doubt dramas and comedies are being played out behind closed doors. Outside, however, a lost cat is about the most exciting it gets.
By Reg Green
Then every few years the street is resurfaced and the scene is transformed into a movie battleground. It hasn’t been this busy since it was flooded with ambulances, fire engines and emergency vehicles the night a neighbor broke a leg.
Here’s the scene yesterday with trucks delivering hot sticky asphalt, levelers leveling, rollers rolling and sweepers sweeping. Today the battle has moved on to the next street, cats can safely wander and all’s quiet on the Western front.
While the experience is still fresh, however, let me say thanks to the crew for doing this hot, dirty, noisy, smoky job day after day. I hope it’s a consolation to you that the surface feels like you laid down a nice thick carpet.
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