Getting ready to head off to vote. Drinking my coffee and waiting for my oatmeal to cook (so I’ll have a full tummy in case there’s a long line at the polls).
The day did not begin well. The morons at Minneapolis Public Works picked today to start digging up the street in front of my house (which happens to be half a block from the local polling place). At 6 am they arrived with their big truck and back hoe. Since then they’ve added more heavy equipment. They’ve just finished sawing the pavement and are now using jackhammers to break up the asphalt.
Some of you know that I have a bit of a bad history with jackhammers. I worked in an office where they decided to jackhammer cinderblocks in the basement beneath my office at the same time they were tuckpointing bricks on the exterior of the building. For a month I couldn’t hear myself think or talk on the phone because of the noise. I lost a filling from the vibrations. And I still have ringing in my ears. Needless to say the sound and vibration of a jackhammer sets my nerves quite on edge.
I’m trying to re-vision the road work as part the revolutionary changes that I hope begin today . . . but it’s a stretch! 🙂
More after I return from the polls.