Sometimes all the work that has to be done in a neighbourhood happens all at once, and this is certainly the case for us at the moment. We've got more heavy machinery around here than we can comfortably cope with.
To start with there are diggers tearing up the road to lay new pipes for sewage, water, a heated sea water defrosting system for the main shopping street, and additional ducting for electricity etc., and such like.
Well, that's OK, maybe it will be an improvement, if they'd just get on with it. They've been blocking the road with machinery for days, while many men who look like they know what they're doing, stare into the hole that the diggers have created.