May 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 5 months.
For the past several weeks on the drive home, I found a lesser discoverd route by driving through connected neighborhoods.
You named it “the new Daddy way.”
Even though we take that way home every day now, you still ask for it by name each time we hop in the car.
Part of the need for this new way home is the congestion on our former route, as Concord Road is being destroyed and people’s front lawns are being taken away…
I mean… the road is being widened to accommodate the traffic which we’re a part of.
But today, I drove home the construction site way because I thought there was an $8 sale going on at Great Clips. (I was wrong; it ended yesterday. Womp-womp.)
It had been nearly a month since you got to see the new version of that old familiar road.
You screamed out from the back seat today:
“Hey Daddy, it’s the white crane! He’s back!”
That’s right. To you, the giant crane is a he. Like a dinosaur.
It’s such a majestic sight to see all that construction equipment.
You sat in awe in the back seat.
I guess it’s not everyday you get to see such monstrous machines so close up.
It’s like cheap entertainment. (Well, actually, it’s our tax dollars affording that entertainment. Right?)
I found this infograph which shows the weight, horsepower, and average used price of several pieces of staple construction equipment.
For example, if we wanted to save up our money as a family, we might eventually (!) be able to buy a good bulldozer, for example, for about a half million dollars.
That would definitely make us the coolest family on the block!
But until we can put a solid down payment on one, you can just appreciate the “free” entertainment from the 2nd row seat.