My office window here at 84 Fitzroy Street in Charlottetown faces right out onto the Queen Parkade, a multi-level parking garage. If you leave out the “large concrete monolith that blocks out the sun” part of the deal, they’ve been a good neighbour.
Today CADC, the crown corporation that runs the parkade, started work on a renovating the first two levels of the Queen Parkade, work that is expected to continue until the end of May.
“Work” in this case means “jackhammers that sound and feel like they are operating inside my head.” In other words, my office space has been rendered uninhabitable.
The jackhammer operators are on a lunch break right now and peace has momentarily returned to the kingdom. If the sound and fury keeps up as it did this morning, however, I’m going to have to move out of the office.