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Part 2: Big boys, little boys, NEW dirt, & almost bad news.

So I should have held off on that last post since they dug into our yard today and were even closer then before.  My boys have been playing really well in the dirt where they took out the sidewalk.  But today they dug into that very spot and up our driveway a bit.  My boys were just standing in the yard watching them work, when the man that works the excavator dumped a bunch of clean new dirt on the sidewalk to the left of where they were digging.  Just for my boys! 🙂  They were so excited!

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Titus says it’s actually gravel not dirt. Well whatever it is it’s fun!

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The nice man that gave us the new dirt:

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Picture of Titus and myself. The first picture had our neighbor’s house in the back so we decided to take another one with our house in the back. 🙂

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They were replacing the sewer line that goes to our house. This is the closest they have been yet.

Taken from our front door

Taken from our front door

Taking out part of the driveway:

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Happy boys:

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I have been very impressed with the crew working here. They constantly look out for my boys. When they are cutting off a pipe with the big power saw they put themselves between the sparks and my boys.  One day James wondered off and when Titus found him one the of guys was bringing him back.  James says hi to every man that walks by and they all talk to him.  The boss man stopped a few days ago and asked how James’ work was going and if he was going to have a busy day. 🙂  One guy even gave James a long ride on the packer a few weeks ago!! I do wonder what these men must think of stay at home moms after watching my sit in a chair for hours every day. 🙂 I’m probably giving all mom out there a bad name.

Today we got a paper saying that we can’t park on 6th ave at all anymore.  I was highly frustrated.  I don’t have it too bad right now.  I only have to walk about half a block to get to my van or to take my trash to the curb.  When I have a lot to carry into the house I park in our neighbors driveway to unpack.  If I have to start parking at the every least a block away (possibly more) and haul two kids, diaper bags and anything else all that way I’m going to never leave the house again! ha ha. But I talked to one of the guys and they are just pulling up the tar tomorrow, so it will only be one day.  He said it will be 3-4 weeks before they actually start digging.  What happy happy news!!!!  Only I don’t think we will have moved yet, which could be a big big problem if we can’t get a moving truck close enough to our house. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get closer to moving.

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Big boys, little boys, & lots of dirt!

Here is my lovely home.  From this angle you’d never suspect that something big is happening on the other side.

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They are replacing all the pipes in the road. Which takes weeks and weeks to do (especially with all the rain we have been getting) I no longer can park in our driveway.  I have to walk down the street about half a block to get to my van. I have to take the trash and recycling down half a block in order for it to be picked up. Our mail box is on a completely different street. I never check it anymore. The library used to be a straight shot two blocks down. Now I have to walk around the blocks.  It’s all very inconvenient, especially on grocery shopping day.

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But I have some little boys that are loving this. All of it! The digging:

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The watching:

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The dirt in the hands:

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The toys:

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The big boys are just feet from our front yard:

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This is what they do for hours every day:

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And this is how I am spending my summer so far:

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Honestly I really don’t get it.  It’s just dirt.  My boys just push around the same dirt hour after hour.

And so do the big boys, come to think of it. Titus says he understands it totally. I guess it’s a boy thing.

So if you have some boys that would like to come watch and dig for an afternoon come on over.  Chances are we’ll already be out there. 😀