8.17.2010

tuesday rant

woke up this morning with bad asthma & nauseous because there was a large burning vat of asphalt steaming and smoking right outside my house.  turns out my neighbours are redoing their roof.  asphalt & gravel style.  i had work to do today, so i couldn't leave and oh let's say go hang out at a cafe all day.  it's been an absolutely horrendous day.  that asphalt has been cooking outside my window FOR TEN HOURS.  they started before 7am by scraping gravel off the roof, walking across my roof, and other ridiculously loud stuff that made my walls shake for hours... not to mention the shirtless leathery men yelling and cursing loudly all day.  

my throat is burning, my eyes sting, i have fans venting the house, and the front windows sealed up, the cats are upset.  seriously people, if you're thinking of re-doing your flat roof, please consider a membrane roof, it's way less noxious, you can get a white roof that reflects heat, or even a green roof with plants, and if you insist on putting on an asphalt roof- please book everyone on the street hotel rooms or get them respirators.  it feels like it's about 100 times worse that a chain smoker idling their car outside your house FOR OVER TEN HOURS.  no wonder why it's cancertime for asphalt workers.  

so one good thing that came out of today.  there was a bunch of gravel and other junk that landed on my balcony and i managed to rescue this big piece of wasp nest before they power washed it away.   i owe a friend of mine some bee themed jewelry, and i've been trying to get my hands on some honeycomb to cast.  yay.  ok, i should be more excited about this, but i'm way too exhausted and pissed off.   

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