Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Dirt Road

My road has been torn up since January 27, 2010. They put in new sewage pipes, new water pipes and drainage. We are supposed to be getting curbs and finally a new paved road. Well it rained really bad for over a week and what a mess! Then it dried up and the road was good to drive on, but they didn't work on it. They haven't worked on my road in almost a week. And now the rains are back. Last time it rained and the road got all tore up, the garbage men wouldn't even try to pick up the garbage. I had to get up and drive Liz to work one morning because her car wouldn't make it down the road. Well we are at that point again today. And I'm at my braking point so I will be calling the paving company to find out what's going on. In the meantime here are some "lovely" photos of my wonderful road.

This is right in front of the house. You can't even tell where the yard ends and the road starts, it's such a mess.

The kids down the road love playing in the mud. They are the only ones.

A couple of shots of the road as you leave my yard to drive down to the highway. Keep in mind we live on a dead end street so there is only one way in and one way out.

A shot of the overflowing garbage. It has since been picked up but I'm afraid with the rain and the road being tore up again, we have this to look forward to again.

The poor lady down the street. Her house is only 3 up from the paved road. She couldn't even get into her driveway, the front end of her car sunk into the mud. Even the tow truck driver wouldn't try to pull her out.

However a local redneck in a 4 wheel drive pick up was able to get her out and into her yard. I really hope I don't have to go through this much longer.


Missy's Blog said...

What a mess! You should call the News Chief or The Ledger. It's a story for them for sure.

annie kelleher said...

this is awful!!!hope it gets better soon for all of you!!!!

PEA said...

Omigod, it's been like that since January?? That is absolutely terrible and there's no way it should take them 6 months to get that road finished and paved. Everyone on your street should be banging on the mayor's door and demand that it be taken care of pronto!!!! xoxo

Granny Annie said...

Oh YUK! We live in the country but the road in front of our house is paved. At least the day will come when the mess will finally be over and you will have a lovely street. (we hope)

Sue said...

I feel so sorry for you to have to put up with that mess! It must be awfull and not easy on your vehicles either. I would have to wash my car daily..ugh!

Cecile said...

Girl that is a mess I hope that by now it is cleared up some:)