For the last three months I have fumed, muttered under my breath and looked out the living and dining room windows in despair.
The left over boulders, rubble, dirt and assorted debris was still there. I kept hoping I would look out some day and it would be gone. No such luck. It was the leftovers from when the water company laid the water line down Cuitlahuac. The dozer guy used the side of the house as his dumping ground......aaargh.
I continued to fume, to myself. Then I had an "aha" moment last week and told myself that no one can read my mind so I needed to express my displeasure in writing - with photos.
Last Friday off went a letter to the property owners, who I rent these houses from, to let them know of my disgust from the dust, the thrown rocks at the windows and the two men on the top of the dirt pile looking in the windows of my house. I let them know I wanted something done, in a polite manner. And, I sent these pictures.
Next I wrote a letter to the Mayor of San Miguel and to the International Relations department of the city.
Yes, there is such a thing. I sent these pictures. I reiterated the above comments along with the fact that this was a safety hazard for the children both in the primary school and the kindergarten as while cars are trying to get around this dirt pile, the children are in danger of being hit as they leave both schools in large groups both in the morning and afternoon. I also let them know it had been here for three months. Along with the fact that the water company would take no responsibility for the mess (which is true). I mentioned the fact that possibly it was just a forgotten mess that had not been cleaned up due to oversight.
Believe it or not, this morning at 8:30AM I heard it! OMG! A bulldozer outside my bedroom wall. Then I heard the dump truck stop too. Hastily, I dashed up two flights of stairs and here is what I saw.........
I was giggling with glee. Never did I expect action this fast. And so it began. The bulldozer loading dirt and rubble into the truck. Then the truck would leave and return, SIX times. At 1:30 today, it was all gone.
Truly an amazing sight.
After all the teachers and students had left the primary school, I went out to take a photo of what is left......
I'm dubbing this episode "The Miracle on Cuahtemoc"............street that is! Who ever would have imagined it would happen this fast? I, of course, will never know if my letters were the cause of this event or if it was just a coincidence. It doesn't really matter, at all.
I'm just happy to see it done. Onward.