Rainy days and explosions

Woke up this morning to a light rain.  Ah, I thought… what a great day to be unemployed!  I’ll crack the window open a bit, smell that fresh rain smell and read a book.

I forgot that they are constructing a new garbage area for our building.  This consists of a giant hole in the ground covered by a canvas bag which collects garbage that we throw through a nice chute at the top.  A truck will come by twice a week, open the chute and lift the canvas bag into the truck.  It’s a nice system.

Once again – hole in ground, bag, chute.

So tell me why they’ve been working on this for 6 business days and why they need explosives to dig a hole about 10 feet deep?

Every day I’m at home, I heard the sirens go off.  BEEP BEEP BEEP!  (here it comes….)  BOOM!   Then the all-clear beep.  I’m scared to stand too close to the windows.

What are they blowing up?  I’ve seen the hole.  They scooped it already with a tractor.  They blow it up all day long but it doesn’t get any deeper or bigger.  I’m thinking they’re just using it to test explosives when no one is home.  Just people playing around saying, “woo-hoo!  How much longer can we get paid for this?”

Pretty soon they’re going to start constructing new apartment buidilngs right across the street from us.  There is currently a large hill there.  If it takes 6 days and about 20 explosions to dig a 10-foot garbage hole, I’m not looking forward to seeing what it takes to demolish a hill and build apartments.  I’m going to the store today to buy earplugs and a foam suit to wear around the house.

(All of this construction and I can’t get them to fix the flush on the toilet.)