Roadwork Drowns Out Masonry Work


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Several weeks ago I wrote about the cacophony emanating from the masonry work being carried out on the svhool beside my building. Saws, hammers, drills, lifts and shouts have made for ma loud summer. Weekdays from 7:00 AM to about 3:00 PM, with a few breaks thrown in, the noise is constant. But, masonry is loud work. Nothing to be done about it.

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But yesterday morning I awoke and – lo and behold – I could not hear the masons hacking through concrete, nor could I hear drills being applied to bricks. Were they done? Not bloody likely. I couldn’t hear the masonry noise because it was being drowned out by the giant gadget that resurfaces the road. My road!

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I think I preferred the masonry work.

 

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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3 thoughts on “Roadwork Drowns Out Masonry Work

  1. Totally agree! I can’t take my usual bus home from work.
    To add this – the City posted this note:

    “Due to a breakdown of equipment, the City’s Contractor, Eurovia Quebec Construction Inc., was unable to complete the removal of the asphalt on Ste-Catherine between Park Place and Kensington as planned.”

    Montreal “road works” – I am not surprised!

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