A jackhammer is a wonderful tool when you need to break up concrete. It allows you to do a job that otherwise would be incredibly tedious or nearly impossible. They also are incredibly LOUD.
For the last 4 (and counting) days now I’ve had the pleasure of listening to a jackhammer from when I got to work until the time I left in the evening. There’s a restaurant going in downstairs and apparently they need to destroy the basement in order to accommodate them. I can’t tell you how irritating it is. Actually, if you follow me on Twitter or we’re friends on Facebook I have been telling you about it.
The Twitter/Facebook Hammertime Saga
Day #2 of constant jackhammering downstairs… time to turn the iPod LOUD!
8:37 AM Sep 1st from TweetDeck
Back from Charlie’s – time for an afternoon of jackhammering!
1:37 PM Sep 1st from TweetDeck
Day #3 – FML. In the words of Frank Cross: “Would you please hold the goddamn hammering, now.”
8:49 AM Sep 2nd from TweetDeck
Apparently I have spoken too soon and upset the jackhammering gods…
10:47 AM Sep 2nd from TweetDeck
Now along with the hammering, the jet flyovers have started… air show in Cleveland this weekend. Great… more noise.
2:57 PM Sep 2nd from TweetDeck
And just like that… the silence has been broken. The jackhammer returns.
about 21 hours ago from TweetDeck
Jackhammering has stopped for the afternoon – luckily the fire alarm has been going off for 2 hours now… there is no God.
about 18 hours ago from TweetDeck
The calm before the hammering storm…
about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck
At this point, one week later, I’m about used to to it. I’m not sure if I can deal with another week but there’s not much I can do about it if that’s what ahead of me. Thank God I’ve got a three day weekend ahead of me that will be (hopefully) sans hammer. Unfortunately I’m guessing the hammer-ers won’t be working this weekend either.