Okay let's back it up-Saturday DH/ss7/DD10 and I came home to find a trench (for lack of a better word) in our front yard.....and half our driveway missing.
The town's installing sidewalks....thanks for the heads up.
This morning at 6:30am they showed up with their backhoes/trucks etc to finish taking out my driveway and the rest of the block....it wasn't fun trying to maneuver Princess's wheelchair through it all-but we managed-she went off to school with very little issues.
The few workers that were outside, I tried to get answers, as to when they would be done our section (we're the 2nd house in from the corner) because of my daughter's handicaps....nobody could give a straight answer.
Call City Hall-I explained calmly that I had a physically handicapped child with limited mobility-and no access to the street!! The lady assured me she'd send somebody over.
***Now where I live is out in the boonies.....we live on country time-it'll happen when it's happens-there is no quick service unless its police/fire/ambulance***
Within 20min a gentleman showed up at my door with 3 other guys who were workers. He asked about my concerns-and I explained the situation....luckily he understood-and asked for a time line when Princess would be home....he is having a ramp brought in (he said it was be a metal ramp not wooden slats) for her so she can get by on her wheelchair. He said that no matter what-they'd get her over that trench....even if that meant carrying her.....good luck with that dude-she's 10....5ft1 140lbs. If you think you can carry her-best of luck to you.
I'm just really grateful for their help...I'm still a bit disappointed that we were given no notice of this whatsoever.
Saturday the crews just showed up and started tearing up ppl's yards. We live in a duplex....the gentleman on the other side is elderly....he can't leave the house because there's no way for him to get out!! Several neighbors have the same problem...and we can't exactly park in the street-because they have trucks/back hoes and everything in the street.
Some cars are stuck in the driveway....a few are parked at the local supermarket 2 blocks over and are just walking home...Quite honestly i do not see a reason for sidewalks-very few walk in this area-most of the students are bused....and even where there are sidewalks-ppl walk near the curb.
I brought this up to the Mayor's office (lack of notice) and told them next time-just give a heads up so people can be more prepared.