We were rudely awoken at 5.45am by noise of vehicles and people. A large trailer carrying this tracked vehicle parked right outside our bedroom window.
A team then slowly undid all the fastenings and the machine tracked off the trailer and into the convenient parking spot. Later we found a notice in the letter box advising us that the road outside is to be repaved this week. Milling, i.e. jackhammer-type noise, will happen on Sunday night, and the repaving on Monday night. We are warned that “Some noise will be generated from this operation and there will be the use of amber flashing beacons for Health and Safety requirements.” Not much chance of a sound night’s sleep, methinks. Surely once the new surface is laid we won’t have any more roadworks for a while.
“While this goes on outside our gate
sweet dreams are an unlikely fate.”