Monday, February 19, 2007

Jacking with Me

Nothing says ‘Monday morning’ like the sound of earsplitting jackhammers rattling your thoughts and in some cases, vibrating the very ground beneath your feet. Construction is officially underway for our building’s renovation and the relentless cacophony is wreaking havoc with our good nature and pleasant demeanor. I need to put out a mass VM and am patiently waiting for a break in the staccato blasts of sound. As if this wasn’t enough, several entrances are now blocked off thus leaving fleeing worker bees with fewer options. I guess this is one way to ensure walking as an exercise. As deafening as it is in my area, finance people are enduring the racket right outside their door and when I popped in to check their situation, several had tissues sprouting from their ears. This nerve-testing trial could put employee’s end-of-month paychecks in jeopardy if pissy moods become the order of the day. The truth is we are in for extended disruptions as work progresses. Welcome to my nightmare.

And yes, great temps today and that does help offset the chaos going on here at Chaos College. Woo hoo!


thephoenixnyc said...

Merry President's Day!!!

Bone said...

The people across the street and down one house were getting their house reroofed all last week. Every morning, well before Bone A.M., they'd begin with their incessant pounding, seemingly right thru my skull :)

Circe said...

Phoenix--yes, great way to celebrate Prez's Day. :)

Bone--at least they waited till we were all inside to block most of our exits. Yes, construction does tend to start entirely too early in the morning. :)

Traveling Chica said...

Oh, I like the new pic!!!! Cute, cute, cute! :-)

And I'm laughing at the "Bone AM" comment... I've never understood why it's the noisiest professions that start the earliest in the morning.