Thursday, February 13, 2014

Year 2, Day 108: 13 February 2014

If you've been following this blog since it began in October of 2012, you'll know that i began it as a way of coping with the unpleasant prospect of living in the midst of construction and disruption for a year or more. For the most part, the blog has served that purpose and has helped me to remain interested in and even to enjoy observing the process of building an electrical substation. But after struggling through ice and slush this morning, with the leash of a very frisky dog in one hand and a bag of poop from the aforementioned dog in the other, only to find access to the dumpster blocked by a monster truck (seriously, does anyone need to drive something that big?), i have to admit that my patience is pretty much exhausted.  At this point, i just want it to be over.

According to this notice, the project should be done by the end of this month. I'll be surprised if that's the case, but i truly hope that it won't be much longer. 

There are promising signs that the project is close to completion. A larger than usual crew appeared to be on the job this morning, as indicated by the number of vehicles parked under the viaduct and along Glenwood. A truckload of equipment for the operation of the substation arrived this morning as shown in the pictures below. 


  1. I like that monster truck! :) It is pretty obnoxious. Glad that this is wrapping up. It is a pain for everyone who lives around there. The substation is looking really cool.

  2. Sorry to be the bearer if bad news, but dates on the public way permit don't necessarily mean much. Many times the city won't issue these permits for extended periods of time. That permit will probably just keep getting amended with time extensions. :(


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