Tuesday, 9 December 2014

I am sick and tired of this rain......

A month ago the Municipality started replacing the pavements in our street at a length of more than 500 metres.
 I don't know if it is wise to start replacing pavements at the beginning of December but maybe that's when the Municipality got some money.
So they came and started breaking up the pavements! Noise all day long and dirt of course!

But well ok at least we will have new pavements this Christmas!
Now I don't know whom to blame but the weather hasn't cooperated with the Municipality and it started raining.
In fact the last two weeks it has been raining all the time and the last three days it has been raing non-stop 24 hours a day!
So when it is raining the workers cannot work so the pavements have been left to their state till the weather gets better.
The workers come and go every day trying to do some work every time there is an hour's stop of the rain but the work evolves slowly.
 I am not a specialist but thought of telling the person responsible for the work that the pavement is too low and when it rains it will get flooded since there is not sewers to get the water in! Well, they told me that the people who designed this are obliged to do it this way so that people in wheelchairs or mums with prams can go up the pavement easily! Fair enough! Only when it rains they will simply get through the pool to get on the pavement!
 Oh yes and the electricity column is in the middle of the street too!Couldn't the pavement become bigger to take it in?
Let me not mention again the noise but the dirt is unbearable as the works are not coninuing!
Now another problem has arisen! Here in my neighbourhood, maybe it happens in yours too, people love to consume but when time comes to have the garbage bin in front of their block of flats they don't want it.
Up to now the bins where moveable. "Ghosts" moved them every day (or should I say night). There was no permanent space for them, people assumed they could put them anywhere they liked. So every time someone wanted to park they moved the bin somewhere else. Some bins even vanished to another neighbourhood or just vanished altogether!
So now the Municipality decided to make special spaces where each bin should be!
(Normally each block of flats has one bin in front of its building! Or somewhere in the periphery of the building!But well some simply do not want a bin in front of their buildings or in front of their shop.)
See the space in the following photo?It is designed for a garbage bin!
But well maybe first the Municipality should have built new parking places because people don't know where to park their cars. What's the easy solution?
They move the bin! So the bin has been moved to a space where a car should be parked and a car is parked on the bin space.
And therefore the pavements are being made for the cars and not for the people (with or without prams or wheelchairs!)

And the rain keeps on. Maybe that's why I am sick but also tired......

13 comments:

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Oh, what a " " of a mess you are in, I feel for you. I hope it stops raining soon so they can finish their jobs and you can get some peace and quiet. I hope that mess ends soon. Why they decided December was a good month to start is beyond me. Would you not think in the middle of summer would have been a better idea, governments don't think of the little people when they decide to do stuff but don't they realize who pays for they doing stuff. Yes, you and the rest of the community who live there. You guys should have a say in what gose on. I hope they get done soon. hugs from Canada Lynda Ruth

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Have a Merry Christmas hugs Lynda Ruth

Dream on the wave said...

O poor Ariadne, what a mess indeed. I hope the weather will change soon and they will get the work done quickly. "My old neighborhood " getting a make over!

butterfly said...

Oh my very messy, hope your weather gets better soon.

Sally said...

What a mess, hope they get it finished soon. Also that your weather gets better x

eleanna said...

Ariande, same situation down town! It's been months since they started replacing pavements & constructing the streets around. I have to swim every day to arrive at the office! Mountains of dirt and tones of water everywhere... I hope all these end soon.

Brigitte Lepoix said...

The weather conditions are not at thier best for such works, but then you'll have a nice pavement, courage!

Mii Stitch said...

What a mess!!! I can understand why you are not too pleased!
Hope the rain stops, the workers do their jobs and it's all finish for the approaching holiday :) xoxo

Dimitra Decorasylum said...

Χαχαχαχα, να με συμπαθάς που γελάω αλλά η περιγραφή σου είναι κωμικοτραγική!!! Αθάνατο Ελληνικό Δημόσιο!!

evdokiatsiligiridou said...

oh the mess they leave when they start this kind of works...
and this rain...
you are a good spy ariadne :)

Zina Z said...

καλα τη γκαντεμια ειναι αυτη? ελπιζω να σταματησει η βροχη και να καθαρισει και λιγο! κουραγιο!

KimM said...

Oh dear, oh dear. What a mess doesn't even cover it! I hope the rain stops soon so things can get cleaned up and back to normal.
Best wishes -
xxx

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The logic of city architects ;) Last Tuesday when I came back home, my street was closed... They had fogotten to tell us... It was late and already dark and raining, so I got out of the car, moved the gate, drove and then put the gate back in place to go back to my Cottage!