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Friday, August 30, 2013


The city is revamping the highway right next to our apartment complex.  The project started before we moved in, and will probably still be in process when we move out.  The construction was definitely a factor to consider when we were apartment shopping, but the location was just too perfect.  Our windows are quadruple-paned and basically sound-proof, and we haven't had any major problems with the noise.  The progress however, has moved closer to our apartment, and we discovered a problem that we did not originally count on having:


Poor Jbug can't handle the construction so close to our apartment.  They are currently ripping up a large portion of the highway by lifting a huge, heavy stone into the air and dropping it onto the highway.  This method breaks up maybe a 4x4 area of concrete each drop.

Doesn't seem like the most efficient way to break up an eight-lane highway to me, but hey, I'm not the professional.

Each time they drop the wrecking ball, there's a sonic boom that shakes our apartment.  Jessie tries to hide from the sound and the shaking - under the bed, in the closet, under our chairs, in our laps, behind the couch, outside the front door.  Now that could be cute, and would probably work, if she were a yorkie or a poodle.  But she's not.  She's a 50-lb ball of energy with a tail that can clear the table and take out your knees.  She has no concept of her size but is determined to fit her wiggly self under all the furniture.

Poor pup just isn't cut out for this city living.

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