October 2, 2018

The Day the Digger Came

The other day I forgot something at home and had to loop back around through the neighboring alley to get it. That alley had several potholes that were getting pretty bad, and I remember thinking I was glad I didn't have to drive that way on a regular basis. The next morning Davey heard the "beep, beep, beep" of a truck and dragged me outside to go check it out. Sure enough, a crew had come out with a backhoe loader, two dump trucks, and an asphalt roller to repair the alley. Davey LOVES construction vehicles (aka "diggers") so it was basically heaven on earth to have them right there by our house.

We sat out on the sidewalk for about 30 minutes watching the crew as they dug up the alley, and then moved the rubble to the dump truck. I eventually had to pull him away because we were supposed to meet up with friends, but it was probably the highlight of his week and I'm glad I was able to share it with him!

I'm sure the workers felt a little awkward while we sat there and watched them


He loved watching the "digger" go back and forth to dump the broken pieces of road


We didn't get to see them put down new asphalt, but before leaving I let Davey climb up onto the roller truck for just a minute




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