"Pfft. This street was supposed to be worked on months ago. If I hadn't threatened to expose the kickbacks going on, there'd still be no power on the block. We're just enjoying the side benefit of sound cover from all the construction work. I would have done it anyhow."
Assuming Babs hadn't beaten him to it.
He looks up to see the remaining gaps already welded and moves on.
Pulling out rolls of heavy insulated copper wire and fiber-optic cable, he opens a kit at the makeshift work bench.
"You got the rest of the supports? I want to start doing some of the wiring."