Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CHANGE ON THE HORIZON

Behind our house
 A local excavator recently purchased the field behind our house (something less than two acres) and will undoubtedly develop the property. This is change in which we have no say, and it will impact our lives. First it will be noise as he levels the field, and that will leave us with dirt, maybe mud. Eventually, it will become a place where the dogs can no longer roam, and they won't understand that. Eventually, houses will be built there, sitting above ours. 
A typical day in early March from the front door


But Mike is hopeful. He says the leveling of it will make it better. KW

 


 


8 comments:

Chris said...

Bummer. I'm not a fan of change! I guess the only way to avoid such a cnange is to buy the land yourself, but that's not usually an option.

Chuck said...

I agree with Chris. I hope there isn't mud coming into your land when it rains. The dogs will have to be retrained, I guess.

Mike said...

Chris is right about how to avoid change. That's one of the main reasons why we bought the June Dobson homestead that adjoins ours on the farm. We don't have to worry about someone building right next to us. "Gimme elbow room".

Kathy said...

In fact, I did suggest we buy the field -- and so did our next-door neighbor. (LOL) But for the asking price, I don't think Mike considered it a good investments or relished the idea of paying the taxes on it and being responsible for it. No one has done anything with it since we moved in, but if we owned it, people find find it convenient to complain.

Hallie said...

It sure will be interesting to see what they build. Isn't the land interior to all surrounding homes? That is, will they need an easement for the driveway into the home that goes there?

Kathy said...

Yes, it is interior, so it would probably be a "court." We figure three or four modest-sized homes could fit there. I don't think it would be an appealing place to live. Not sure Mike agrees.

Becky said...

Oh, my Grandson would LOVE to come hang out at your house and watch the excavator work all day long!!! :)

Chris said...

I don't think there's anywhere one can live and not have something happen to change the "neighborhood" (in quotes because it may be next door or the next farm over). I'm thankful each day for the quite little world our house is in, knowing that it can change at any time. Our oldest neighbor passed away last year and I was concerned, but the children have decided to keep the house for now and family members come and stay. I think it's the family getaway for now.