Archive for August 12th, 2010


Do you know…

August 12, 2010

…what this means?

It means the side-walk engineer came out and decided that our side-walk is a danger, so they will be fixing it…eventually. The guy we bought the house from was a DIYer who makes one understand those shows on HGTV where the home owner got into a project and then couldn’t finish it…or it fell apart. In his infinite “wisdom” he decided that the asphalt from the driveway should go over the top of the side-walk and continue in front of the house, all on side walks that are the city’s responsibility. Apparently the city won’t deal with the mess of removing the asphalt. A couple of weeks ago the kids and I were removing weeds/grass from the cracks in our side-walk up to the house (not covered with asphalt), when I realized the asphalt on the side-walk in front of the house was super loose. I got the kids to pull it all up. Unfortunately, the side-walk underneath is not great, so I emailed the city about the crumbling, they sent out an engineer, and soon they will repair it. The irony of the whole situation is that they told me they would put down a temporary asphalt patch until they can do permanent repairs! Oh yeah, they tell me the permanent repairs will be made by July 15, 2011. Oh well, at least they will repair it!