Friday, November 2, 2012

All Night Long

We were the first family living in our Savoy Subdivision. We moved in 5 years ago and expected we'd have around two years of enjoying the open field of weeds behind our house before the builder started putting in new homes. Each fall and spring someone would be out working on houses on our street and give little hints about them getting started on developing the land behind us. Then in February 2012, I opened the back door to let Lily out and saw a surveying crew. Wow! Movement. It was then quiet all summer long.

This fall they began laying all the pipes and preparing for roads. And then, this week, it was like having some kind of FEMA response team in the backyard -- except Mother Nature didn't get her freak on with us... So why are road crews working 24/7 to put in the streets?

This is the view from my bedroom window at 11:30 p.m. last night as they were cutting seams into the concrete. I remember sitting up thinking, "Why do I hear a saw?"

I guess it's like many things in life. Lie dormant for five years and then rush like hell.

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