It’s Not All Mary Poppins

The Sidewalks are Coming!


September 14, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Did they remember to bury the water hoses?

    Comment by ieatcrayonz | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  2. Okay. Now you’re just bragging . . .

    I think I’m going to tell my construction guys to lay off the McDonalds. Maybe I’ll hand out a carrot or two.

    Comment by MIM | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  3. Crayonz: The water hoses are long gone, replaced by our new water and sewer mains under the street. Now it’s just a matter of replacing sidewalk and street – which should be done before the snow flies. By about 3 minutes, at the rate they’ve been going this past month…

    mim: lol! Poor you. The one in the blue shirt is, I think, the silver-haired Italian guy on the crew who loves the babies. Obviously a grampa!

    Comment by Mary P. | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  4. When we got new streets and curbs, I had the kids make handprints at the foot of our driveway.

    The next day, they were gone, replaced by fresh, new concrete.

    I waited until nearly dark and did it again (because, you know, I hate being told “no”). The next day, they were gone.

    That morning, one of the crew rang the doorbell and asked me to please keep my children away from the wet cement.

    It took all of my grown-up powers to leave that damned cement alone.

    What harm, I ask? What harm?

    Comment by misfit | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  5. What harm, indeed? Even if you’re not in that house forever, it’s a cute legacy for the next guy. Sheesh.

    I laugh at the thought of you sneaking your kids out under cover of darkness to vandalize the fresh sidewalk, though. Such a little rebel you are!

    Comment by Mary P. | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  6. It wasn’t totally dark! Really! Just nearly so!

    I am very bad. I am a very bad influence on my children!

    Comment by misfit | September 14, 2005 | Reply

  7. mmmmmm, I bet its not about the pavement either 😉

    Comment by Si | September 15, 2005 | Reply

  8. misfit: Yeah, you’re teaching them all sorts of bad things. Creativity, persistence, to question authority, to ask why – but ultimately you proved yourself a good citizen, even if it did tick you right off. What a Good Role Model you are.

    Si: Oh, poo. I posted that pic for fun – and for my younger readers! My preference is an older fellow: lots of eye crinkles, good conversation, some gray in the hair. Oh, and body hair. Men should not be shorn of hair, which is trendy amongst the younger ones over here.

    Comment by Mary P. | September 15, 2005 | Reply

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