A note in the mail yesterday said:
"The drive way to your house will be dug up between 0700-1400 tomorrow. Park your cars in the street please."
Oh, fine. Like we hadn't guessed from them picking up the pavement all day yesterday, annoying us when we weren't sure if we were OK to drive there. But you know, nice to get some warning.
We decided not to park in the street since parking there is limited at best, and now taken up by an excavator, a truck, the workers cars and so on. Not to mention the big hole the excavator is digging up. We also have a garage, so our car wouldn't be in their way. Decision was based on us not needing the car all day, earliest at a quarter to 5 PM, and only if it was raining.
It's now past 9 PM and there is still a big ditch taking up all of our driveway (which was what they were digging) and tomorrow I do need the car!
I mean, seriously, you do not write that it will take 7 hours if you won't get the job done. If they had written "we're digging it up tomorrow at 7 am, and then don't know when we can fill it up" I wouldn't have been upset, because then I would have moved the car. Stupid idiots!
On top of that we kinda need to get the washing machine home from the repair shop (it broke down a few weeks ago) and while we'd still need to borrow a car with a trailer for that, we sure as heck don't wanna carry it halfway around the block and over the construction site to get it home. Washing machines aren't that fun to carry....