Toby and Julianna came for a visit today. There was a lot of action out on the street so we gathered seats and treats and watched from the garage.
There was street sweeper.
And a red truck.
And a white truck.
And a yellow tanker truck.
The white dump truck backed up to a green thing. . .
and dumped in some asphalt. Then the green thing spread it.
Then there was a roller machine rolling right behind.
There were lots of men in hard hats and yellow vests making sure that asphalt ended up in the right places.
The roller guy didn't roll over just once. No, he rolled frontwards and then backwards many times and fast.
In no time they had passed right on by.
It was most entertaining.
"Did you have to park your car up around the corner until they are done?"
Now for the other side of the street.
The green spreader. . .
had many talents.
Here's the dump truck. . .
bringing. . .
Julianna is now an expert on how to. . .
repave a street. The little boy across the street missed all the action but when he got home he quickly brought out his scooter. "Ah," he said. "It's smooth!"
Earlier in the week when they were milling the street in preparation for the asphalt, the sheriff's deputy who had been sitting in his car with flashing lights on the corner, came to my door and scared me. Wouldn't you be scared if a guy with a badge showed up at your front door?
Like many, he was just interested in Glen's garden. He really wanted to know what those tall flowers were called. It's true, you don't see many hollyhocks in Arizona. Then we got on to other things like why are they milling up perfectly good pavement?
Bet you already guessed. The Feds are offering money for street repairs and if you don't use it you lose it. I guess that's why they redid all the perfectly good handicap accessible sidewalk corners last year. Oh, and we aren't plumbed for natural gas, but some parts of town are getting their gas lines replaced. Something about an explosion of a natural gas line in California.
There you have it. Make sure to have your income taxes in the mail by mid April. My grandkids need some entertainment.