I have always been excited by make-over programmes. You know the type with the sad-looking, dowdy, badly-dressed person in a pathetic "Before" shot who is magically transformed into a happy-looking fabulous person in a glossy "After" shot. So when road work started on our street back in August 2009, I longed for that beautiful "After" shot. It was not meant to be. Instead, the road was left half-done, half-baked and fully shoddy. Voila:
Our Street: The Before Shot
Suddenly, around New Year's, we heard the rumble of engines outside. Lo and behold, we were about to ring in the New Year with our road *finally* complete!
Alas, it was too good to be true. Instead of re-doing the tarred and making a uniform road, the good 'ol contractor was sure to just tar the un-tarred portion leaving the road still very shoddy.
Our Street: The After ShotIt has been a week and there's no sign of the road contractor. Apparently, a crew was supposed to sweep the road to make it look slightly presentable. However, a tractor and some equipment were abandoned on the street. Maybe I should hot-wire them and use the tractor to sweep our very dusty street myself!