I may be on a leave and relaxing may be on the agenda, but the rest of the city won’t cooperate 😦
I live on a busy street corner to begin with.
Across Marttila Dr. from me, my neighbours are renovating. Their second floor is completely redone, and they’ve added a sunroom out the back. Truthfully, it was a top to bottom gut and has been underway since June or July.
The site is quiet now, but there has been equipment and noise and all sorts of stuff happening.
Across Regent St., the city is not only resurfacing Bouchard and Southview streets, but is also replacing all the sewer and water on the way. 20 foot holes have been appearing and disappearing all along. Since this is one of the routes I walk Nuala along, it’s a bit inconvenient.
Also, the supplies and equipment are stored along the side of Regent, further down, and the gravel, sand, and crusher dust they need to prepare for the resurfacing has been piled into an empty lot off Arnold St., about a block away. Dump trucks and back-hoes are constantly moving between the lot and Bouchard.
This infrastructure improvement is scheduled to move on to Regent in the spring. Already they’ve been upgrading the hydro and routing the power for the streetlights when they move them.
Catty-corner to us is the retirement residence, The Breezes. Well it used to be called The Breezes and was a motel at one point, but the corporation renovated. After a few years, the corporation renovated again, building a four-storey addition that was actually bigger than the original motel.
After two years of construction, it’s now Autumnwood Suites, and they are refinishing the old motel so that it matches the new addition. This too, is in its final stages.
A block south, blasting is occurring to clear the ground for another mini-mall.
I’m really feeling like I want to move. It’s just too much chaos.