Location: Manning Valley
Date: February 2010
February 11, 2010. For the past week or so, there's been a lot
of activity in my street... roadworks, new drainage, and even my footpath
fixed. It was damaged a few months ago when Country Energy was here with
heavy machinery installing a new power pole and wiring.
The first few pics show what happened a few days ago. But the rest show
a bunch of council workers arriving to fix the footpath (Merry Cans will
tell you that it's a sidewalk, but don't listen to them... they're dills).
On the first day they had a big machine to dig up the offending sections.
Actually, there was only one slab broken but they decided to demolish half
the damn street. Then they loaded all the busted concrete onto a truck
and took it away... but not before posing for a classic photograph of them
sitting on my fence to watch proceedings. Lots of people sit on my fence,
and I'm seriously considering selling tickets.
Next day, they were back to lay the new concrete. When I saw the big
concrete truck turn up, I could hardly believe my eyes. The driver was
a WOMAN! She was a very nice lady, actually, but I suspect she could have
done a couple of rounds with Mike Tyson no worries. After that, the blokes
spread the concrete and left it overnight to set. "Don't let anyone write
their name in it," the foreman yelled to me as they prepared to leave for
the day. I pointed to myself and he laughed. But I resisted the temptation
to deface their handiwork - which I must say was very professional.
This morning they were back to remove the barriers and assorted bits
and pieces, and to shovel soil around the boundary gaps to encourage the
nature strip lawn to regrow up to the edges. Bloody good job, and nice
blokes to boot. Click
here for the photo album.
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