Big, and Bigger

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In our neighborhood, the biggest “pickup” truck I’ve ever seen, an F-650, with our almost-seven-foot-long bike for scale. After stopping for this picture, Benji wanted to stop and take a picture with every other truck in the neighborhood. But seriously, that is one BIG truck.

Attitude

At the end of our cul-de-sac, there is a large tract of property with an adult family home on it. I’d estimate it’s a few acres of mostly grass. Well – at least, it was, until earlier this month, when a crew of construction vehicles rolled in and started work on some new houses.

This work first entailed ripping out a large screen of trees that had been planted on the edge of the property, a noisy and depressing process. The work continues to progress from there, with a great deal of extremely loud rumbling, beeping, crashing, smashing, and general noise and mess you expect from construction sites. Oh, and of course I have to mention the rumbling of trucks up and down our formerly quiet street. It’s like garbage day every day, all day, and especially intrusive and onerous when the weather is nice and we open our windows. Continue Reading >>