Today was a busy day. It had started already by the time I woke up. There is another new build starting in our little cul-de-sac. The foundations have been prepared during the last week. Today was concrete day. I counted NINE cement trucks in all between 7.30 am and 1pm. As one was being hooked up, another was trundling in around the corner.
Well may you ask if I had nothing better to do. I did. I sent a running commentary of text messages to my son in Melbourne every time a new truck turned up. By the 9th one he finally responded, telling me I needed a new hobby!
This house is the second new build. The first was finished just a few weeks ago, having taken an inordinate amount of time to be completed. Next door to it, is the next one. The block was subdivided by the owners and one section sold. It’s so small there will be no room for a yard – just all house. Crammed in like sardines. Across the road from it is a big block of now vacant land, the two original houses having been demolished some months ago. They too have been subdivided – four houses in the space of two. This style of building is now very common. Halve the land and build on both. Our streetscape is radically changing.
Seriously though, we did have our own hive of activity too. TRH (The Retired Husband) attended to some little odd jobs that had been hanging around waiting for attention. And more exciting than that, he gurneyed several floor mats. too big to fit in our washing maching, they had been waiting for a clean. As today was yet another sunny, albeit cool day, he took them out to the driveway and had at them with the high pressure water cleaner. Boy! They look like new. I’d forgotten what their original colours had been.
© Raili Tanska
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