Earlier today I was startled by a really loud sound. I thought that there had been an accident in front of the house, but when I looked outside I couldn’t see anything unusual. It wasn’t until I took the dog outside to do her business that I noticed a huge bulldozer parked on the side street near our house. I guess a material handling company must have dropped it off earlier – probably when I heard the loud noise.
I’ll be that it’s going to be really noisy around here tomorrow when that big machine starts doing whatever it’s here to do. I hope they aren’t going to dig up the sidewalks again. The last two times they’ve done that (in the 7 years we’ve lived here!) it was for upgrades to the water pipe and gas pipe systems.
Yesterday afternoon I heard a really loud noise too. I happened just as I was looking outside, noticing how windy it was and that one of our neighbors garbage cans was on the sidewalk ready to roll out into the road if it got any windier and Boom … there was a loud crash and a rolling thunder type noise in our driveway.
It turned out to have been caused by our neighbors large recycling container falling over in the wind and rolling halfway down the driveway. Man those things can make some noise when they fall over!
The driveway is like a wind tunnel in the winter. I sure hope that that noise isn’t going to be a daily occurrence!
Have you been startled by any loud noises in your neighborhood lately? If you are having wind like we are having (and we had snow flurries yesterday and today too! Sob!) I’ll bet you’ve heard some odd noises.