Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Changes on the Boulevard!

We live in an older neighborhood on a lovely 
tree-lined boulevard.  The homes here were mostly built in the 1920's
which means that they have a lot of character and charm which is
actually code for
they often need a lot of repairs!

Our house with trees still on the median.  Sign of things to come!
For the past year or more, there has been a boulevard committee of sorts
working with the City Parks and Rec Department to
spruce up the boulevard and put down some new asphalt 
on the streets!
Oy -- the potholes -- they were attempting to swallow people up and take over.
So, some repairs were definitely needed!

Look at all the trees on the median!
It took nearly a year of discussion, but there was finally
agreement with the City to remove all trees, bushes and grass 
from the median with and replace it with lower and more coordinated plantings. 
 It was a bit hard to believe that
some beautiful trees that we nurtured and watered diligently 
from day one would be removed.
But -- destruction is in full force!!

Look -- all the median trees and bushes gone!
The project has been going on since the beginning of November.
Luckily, we've been blessed with decent weather and
the sidewalks repairs have mostly been completed.
So nice to have a decent sidewalk where little kids won't fall get
hurt (always a worry of mine)!

Our house looked like a crime scene while the sideward was being repaired!
We had to park on a side street for a couple days or in the neighbor's driveway!
The sidewalk part of the project is completed now and we can once again park
in the driveway!  Yay!
Street and median repairs are continuing.
Next spring it should look really good -- fingers crossed!


Jill said...

Sad the trees have to go... Your home is just beautiful!! They don't make homes like they used to! We were happy moving back into an older home. :-) Have a great week!


Laurie said...

Boo hoo about the trees! I brought up your post and Scott was behind me in the room and said, "Is that our house?" Ha! They look a lot alike! :)

Katie Clooney said...

So sad! I can't believe they removed the trees. LOVE your house!!! Have a good week.

Billie Jo said...

Love your home!!!!
And hope things are all put back together soon!
Have a cozy day. : )

Lisa said...

ugh. so sad to take down mature, healthy trees

Sammy said...

I love your house!!

Jodee said...

I'm sure this is so bittersweet! However, I hope that it looks amazing when done!😃