Last year, when we lived in this apartment, Akemi would joke that the construction on neighboring building was so close that she could play catch with the construction workers. Well, we returned to the same apartment this year to find the construction had inched just a tad closer. How close? Well, THIS close –
I mean, forget about catch. She can just hand the ball over the one foot gap separating our patio and theirs.
If you’re wondering about that impromptu safety tarp that covers roughly one eighth of the balcony – well, you’re not the only one. It seems a bit of a half-hearted gesture considering the wide array of interesting items I discover every time I step outside in the morning.
A hunk of wood!
Pieces of concrete!
A discarded take-out coffee cup!
Whatever these are!
A long piece of wood…
With several nails sticking it out of it!
And last, but certainly not least: This post-it note reminder to google search the 4 steps of “Worker Awareness”. I suspect they’re missing a few.