If you've lived or worked anywhere near campus in the past few months, you should have noticed a constant, loud, and obnoxious "construction" noise drowning out every other sound outside. Actually, I can't even remember when it started. I can literally see the men at work on the corner of Cumberland and 11th street from my window, and every morning for a while now, the drilling starts, and it lasts until sundown. So soothing.
I tend to ignore certain predicaments like this with the assumption that they will just go away (yes, a slight misconception on my part), but the racket has been non-stop and is taking a toll on my emotional well-being.
I finally asked someone the other day what they've been doing. They said UT was getting a new engineering building. (Can you tell by now I don't really read the news?) Apparently some GPS-making hot shot who graduated from UT decided he wanted to give back to his alma mater. So he donated money for the new building, and I do thank him for that, immensely. But....
Does anyone know if the end is in sight for this project? As much as I like an early morning jackhammer, I can't wait to do without.
[author's note: I wrote this last night, and this morning, I heard not a sound.]