Who Lives On My Street, A Town Official, A Girlfriend? Job Well Done

Who Lives On My Street, A Town Official, A Girlfriend? Job Well Done

Broken or damaged sidewalks make great art, but they also tell a story. One more week and September will be gone. Just few weeks ago there was a great deal of work done on the sidewalks just in time for back to school. Buses were checking their routs a day before the school. Contractors were finishing up sidewalk constructions.

Back To School, Bus Practicing Rounds

On our street contractors worked effortlessly to replace two sidewalk sections, long stretches in fact. It was just few days before the Labour weekend that all the heavy work started. I thought that they will not be able to complete the work, but they did. A day before the school started the sidewalk concrete slabs were all dried and ready to step on.

Construction Sidewalk Work

I was very surprised that those pieces, at least two sections at once in two spots were replaced. We have been walking on them all summer long and I have not seen any cracking or difference in height. May be there was something – they were marked bright pink and replaced.

Unfortunately, the construction workers did not manage to cover telephone or cable lines completely. I am sure residents who have those new sidewalks in front of their houses already reported the issue. It may not be an issue now, but later for the sidewalk snowplow.

So we have a joke on our street. In the winter we laughed many times with our neighbors. Some think that the snowplow driver’s girlfriend lives on our street. It makes you think, may be it is true. The snowplow driver always does a wonderful job plowing, spreading sand and driving around at least three times to make sure its all clean.

What I want to know, who really lives on our street? Really.

Cracked Sidewalk on Rush Road

The other day I was walking the streets in our subdivision. We have two, my street and adjacent street. The adjacent street is Rush Road. One thing I can tell you though that no town official lives on that street, or a relative or a girlfriend.

Sidewalk Step, Rush Road

As I was walking I saw a sidewalk cracked right across. How can someone miss that? I don’t know. No pink marking on that slab.

As I was walking further there was another sidewalk slab raised, at least one inch. That cannot be good for the sidewalk snowplow at all. No pink marking on that slab either.

Sidewalk Step, Rush Road

Forgotten, not important, no one to look after, no girlfriend, and no town official resident. Sidewalk remains cracked and no one seems to complain about the high step on one of the sidewalk slabs.

Kidding aside, town’s criteria for determining which sidewalk piece will be replaced is not clear at all, or there is none.

About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.


  1. Wow, your sidewalks are smooth compared to where I grew up! and where I live now, we have no sidewalks at all. We think we like it that way. It makes it easier to run over the joggers in the street.

  2. I know what you mean Marvin. We never head that nice sidewalks also where I grew up.
    Funny, we are very spoiled now, as we all including me find things to complain about, lol.
    On the side note, I enjoyed it more then, as I used
    to walk through the fields, walk the trails, forests, along the river, and still made to
    school on time.
    Anna :)

  3. Funny you should mention the snowplow drivers in Aurora. They do so much work, even with a slight dusting of snow. On our street the joke is about the sandbox that is left on our front yards after all the sand from the plows gets pushed onto the lawn over the course of the winter. It’s amazing anything can grow!

  4. Well, we get the same. I usually try to sweep before the cleaning starts in the spring otherwise it get added to the grass again from the road.
    Nice to see you back. Thanks for commenting.
    Anna :)