Friday, November 9, 2007

Road work & Speeders

Okay, we live on a very small, narrow, dead end street and right now it is under construction. There were really only 2 spots that needed fixing but they decided to fix some cracks in the road as well, which was stupid in my opinion! So, right now the whole right side of the street is blocked off. Next week my side will be jackhammered (at 6:30 in the freaking morning) and then they will lay the new concrete on Wednesday. It's been a real pain in the ass and I cannot wait for them to be done. With our street being so small it's really hard to drive down the street let alone pull into my driveway. But what is worse is that we have 2 new houses at the end of the street and the new people that have moved in have a BIG speeding problem! Like it's not bad enough that they speed when the street is normal, they are now speeding even more with half the road blocked off! Speeding on our street to begin with is just ridiculous and now it's just absurd. The speed limit is 15 and when I say that these people are going every bit of 50+ I'm not kidding. Even with the road blocked off they are doing this! So I called the owner of the 2 rent houses and nicely asked if she could remind them that the speed limit is only 15 and there are a lot of kids on our street, etc. and she was a complete BITCH! I wanted to curse her out so bad! Instead I just got stern and bitchy like she did. And the next time I see her I am going to tell her that when something bad happens I will hold her totally responsible, maybe that will set in some reality for her. Anyway, she tells me to call the sheriff so I did and they told me to call the traffic division in the morning. So I called them and the deputy tells me honestly that I'll never reach anyone in that department but that I could leave a message and they'd call me. Well, that still hasn't happened and I doubt it will. So I have no idea what to do now. And it's not just me, it's all the neighbors that are pissed about this. But being I am the neighborhood watch captain it's my job to get this taken care of. I did have a little meeting with the president and one of the board members and we are going to see what can be done. So far, we have stopped 2 of the drivers that were speeding. One was a dick, probably b/c I'm a girl and the other was cool but I think that's b/c my neighbor who is a guy did it. Anyway, we'll see how things go and then decide what actions need to be taken. I just hope it doesn't take something bad to happen before something is done.