Monday, December 8, 2008

Jackhammers in the Mornings

Our new city library is in the works, after almost ten years of blah blah blah about it. I'm elated to be getting a new library. I love going to the library, but our current one is the size of a postage stamp, not to mention old and outdated. The new one is being built directly behind my house. I'm reminded of this every single morning when the construction gears up somewhere around 7am. And yes, they are working weekends. The only upside is that it makes my pup nuts, which does provide me some mild enjoyment.

Last week I saw this link to the new library website in our paper. I went there to look through the gallery pictures and make sure you couldn't actually see my house in any of them. You can't, it looks like they're focused on the other side of the property where the assisted living facility is. However, I can see the construction equipment from my back yard and will be able to see the building once it's done, if I don't go stone crazy from the noise and move before then. We've been debating having a privacy fence put up in the back now that they're serious about building this thing. I'm also debating on having a ladder built in so I can just climb over when I want to check out books.

They seem to have done a good job on the website though. The floorplan looks cool and I can at least keep up with what they're doing via the schedule and pictures they've posted. If I can survive the 500 days of building, I think I'll be quite happy with the finished product.


Nicole Bradshaw said...

How cool would it be to have a gate in your back fence that opened on the library? I would soooo be doing that. (I'm such a nerd.)

Just make sure it only opens from one side, with a latch or a lock or something.

Supermom said...

I love the library! What I love more? The way you can go online and order books for them to hold for you.

No more dingy index cards with the Dewey Decimal system! :)

Susan said...

The online search is awesome, but I still like to roam the stacks. I used to walk down to Welty during my lunch breaks and just walk up and down the rows until something caught my eye and went home with me. I miss being able to do that.

And I wasn't kidding about the back fence, either. But I don't know how much clearing they're going to do on our side, so I may end up having to fight a lot of brush to make a trail!

Sandi said...

I didn't know you lived over there. You're not too far from one of our schools. You know, I passed a house the other day with a bunch of pink flamingos in the yard, and I wondered if it was yours. I don't think it was ... I think it was one of our elementary art teachers ... but I thought of you. :)

Susan said...

That is indeed the art teacher's house. The flamingos used to celebrate every holiday in style, but have been less active in the past year or so. They always do Christmas, though. And usually Halloween and the Easter egg hunt.

And I'm so close to one of your schools that before they built the new stadium I could listen to the football games from my bedroom.