Tuesday, 8 October 2013

THE STREET IS A-CHANGIN'!


Hi All!
2013 MAPLE LEAVES HANGING ON!

Fall weather has settled in with a bit of rain and wind but the leaves are far from finished changing colour in our area.

The street has been active with major renovations and rebuilds. Possibly, this is due to changing family dynamics with children growing up, families downsizing, new owners moving into houses that are a few decades old now. Whatever the case, there has been an abundance of digging and buzzing.

Most impressive was a concrete pump with a hydraulic boom that expanded in segments to reach over a housetop to pipe in poured concrete into a neighbouring backyard. You may not think that this is such a great achievement; however, let me assure you that it was a mammoth task as our houses are built into the side of a hill. Backyards are quite lower than street level, with walk-out basements. This crane-like machine was amazing to see in action. Just in case you are in a similar environment, realize that it is possible to access the lower level yard with this machine invention.

2013 CLIMBING!

2013 DESCENDING!
2013 READY TO LOWER
THE BOOM  & POUR!















Along with the construction activities, I have been writing along the way. This month, some of my words are featured at the site, Small Town Authors. Time for a Change is the title. Stop by for an Autumn Read, if you wish. This excerpt is a starter, actually, and it will continue. Any thoughts on Maggie Byrne, her return to Derry Bay? Let me know, please, in a comment.


In Canada, Thanksgiving is fast approaching. All the best at this special time. :)


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