If I Had A Hammer

JackhammerA 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

Jackhammer outside the office… just what I’d hoped for on Monday morning.
8:35 AM Aug 31st from TweetDeck

Jackhammer still going… headache kicking it up a notch…
3:33 PM Aug 31st from TweetDeck

Jackhammer stopped… Googleheads shuffled on the iPod. Now I’ll have THAT in my head all afternoon.
4:48 PM Aug 31st from TweetDeck

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

By god… I think the hammering has stopped…
3:44 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

There’s a possibility that the hammering has stopped… waiting patiently with tiny optimism.
10:15 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

The hammering has stopped for the day. Just found out that it will last at least another week. Oh joy. Thank God for the Lizard tonight #fb
4:12 PM Sep 2nd from TwitterBerry

The hammering hasn’t started… yet. Leftover wings for breakfast… yummy.
8:33 AM Sep 3rd 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

Stop… hammertime.
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.

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  1. Update – we’re well past 2 weeks of hammering at this point. To be fair we had a couple of quiet days at the end of last week but they’re back at it. It better be the best damn restaurant in the history of food. Our luck and they’ll be open for a month and then close.

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