Friday, April 27, 2007

The destruction of Avon Drive

Boy was it fun to watch today... I always get enamored with large construction vehicles, and the girls and I had a great view to watch some of the action today!

I got the camera out for their second pass... here they come!

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Just look at how this thing eats asphalt! Isn't it cool!

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And I wanna be this guy for a day... the machine has two steering wheels, and he uses both of them! Here he is on the left side...

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Then nonchalantly checks out, and makes adjustments on the right...

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Then back to the left side, checking some important readings I'm sure... God is he cool!

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Boy, that white dump truck is getting pretty full! Almost time to bring in a new dump truck!

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This is where the asphalt gets thrown up from the bottom of the machine, and put on the conveyor belt. The machine went surprisingly quickly, the first pass when they went by the house took about 20 minutes.

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Well, that white dump truck was filled and sent off... time for a new dump truck!

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Uh-oh! it's a tight corner! I don't think my neighbor would approve of this...

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Hmmm... I don't think this truck is going to make that corner.

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Hey! Is that the mailbox sitting on the ground there?! I'm pretty sure she wouldn't like this either!

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I guess those Star Tribune boxes are sturdier than they look! The guy never could get it off the pole.

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Ok... at least he's trying to fix it. Maybe she won't notice.

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One of our neighbors, "Can I get by to go home? How should I get there?"
Construction guy, "Very carefully..."

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I guess she followed his advice. I really admire how she didn't hit the mailbox.

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Well, this guy isn't as cool as the one driving, but I wouldn't mind the job for a day.

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Well I don't know about these guys, but the girls and I had fun watching!

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PS - I do want to note that I do not sit in my girls room, and watch the neighborhood, and take pictures as a habit. Only when large machinery happens will I be enthralled!

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