Friday, May 28, 2010

Men At Work

There's been a bit of excitement in our neighbourhood recently.
When we moved into our home, the block next door was vacant and looked like this ...

Then, a couple of weeks ago, men and machinery arrived and began building this ...


The swearing, music, and noise can be annoying, particularly at 6 am on a Saturday morning. Then there's being blocked in by concreting trucks parked across my driveway. And don't get me started on builders' cracks!

As you can see, the work is just about as close as it can be to our place, and the odd bits of cement, wood and nails seemed to migrate across, much to Mr 9's pleasure, who collects them because you never know when you might need a couple of odd-shaped bits of wood, and bent nails.
Lunch leftovers are just thrown on the ground next to our house. But on the positive side, the kids are loving see a home being built from the ground-up, and Mr 9 in particular, is a big fan of the men at work.

And the best thing of all, there is a mobile toilet, just metres from our front door.
Ah Brisbane - beautiful one day, stinky the next!

7 comments:

Thea said...

Haha, ewwwww.
I thought I was following your blog...seems I wasn't.
Am now! :)

Bronnie Marquardt said...

Yay, welcome Thea ...

Not Quite Nigella said...

hehe the builder's crack is inevitable isn't it! :P I wonder if it's a worldwide kind of thing?

Kelley said...

ewwwwwww.

Good on you for seeing he positives, I would be ALL ABOUT the negatives and be rather peeved to say the least!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Sheesh - what a pain! Funny - we've got a similar situation: the empty house next door to us is being majorly renovated - half torn down and dug out and everything! So we've had a lot of your similar problems - plus one more: the rats that were living in the empty house have now moved into our place!! :-(

Hsin-Yi

Bronnie Marquardt said...

Kelley ... did you not see there's a mobile toilet just outside? A toilet people. Imagine the excitement when that was delivered. Mr 9 was speechless with excitement.
And Hsin-Yi, we have rats too ... next door's cat keeps eating them though! Ewww..

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Lovely... just lovely. How did the house turn out? Are the new neighbours any more considerate than the builders??

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro!