Aug 3, 2005

Miami Revisited

As we approach the three quarter mark of Summer being nearly over (THANK GOD!), I wanted to let you all know that the local DPW has begun encroaching upon my property laying above-ground pipes to create a new and improved water main.

I don't quite know how this will improve my daily life on Miami Street, but I do know that each and every day going forward brings me uncertainty. Will I be able to get out of my driveway to leave for work in the morning? Will I come home to discarded Dunkin Donuts coffee cups strewn all over my lawn? Will I be able to shower when they connect my house up to the temporary water pipes? It's all so very exciting.

Their photo-copied notice does say this whole 'project' will take about four weeks to finish. So today I begin the count-down. Be it known that it's August 3rd and right now there is a bump at the end of my driveway. I will continue to document if I'm inconvenienced by my City as the days and weeks go by. I know it might not be very exciting to you, but this is the most excitement my street has seen since the O'Brien Amber Alert last year.

Stay tuned...


Anonymous said...

Reading your blog and I figured you'd be interested in advancing your life a bit, call us at 1-206-339-5106. No tests, books or exams, easiest way to get a Bachelors, Masters, MBA, Doctorate or Ph.D in almost any field.

Totally confidential, open 24 hours a day.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Spence said...

Hey--you got spammed! Your blog has hit the big time! :)

Kate said...

I like that complaining about the DPW conveys interest in "advancing your life." LOL!

Cathy Coleman said...

Per usual, the story is a riot. How is your daily life on Miami Street these days?

Leo Coleman said...

Hey!---Don't look for sympathy from me for your street. Whadya think--you can get somethin for nuthin? Call a cab! Walk to work. Buy a sled dog!
It cost me $8,000 to fix a broken pipe ten feet down in the street----IN THE STREET----DPW Reaction?----Topugh luck--it happens 6 or 7 times a week (or day?) City property?---Sure, but you still have to pay---Lucky you don't have to hire a policeman at $400 a day---maybe two policeman--You have to love Worcester---Be positive---Remember the Tornadoes--They will save us from oblivion---

Leo Coleman said...

I will get my students e-mail addresses to put on the blog. Also, I tried to call you on the phone tonight, but I could not get you. A voice said something about telephne repairs ofor something like that.----ALSO, THE LINKS that I want to put on the blog are at the end of my schoolnotes---Leo

Post a Comment