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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Please, Make it Go Away!

This is what the back of our property looked like after we moved in, in May.
Blue skies and foothills...
This was the same but from a different angle...

Now, we've got big ol' honkin' earth movers, working from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., raising dust and racket you wouldn't believe - unless you've had earth movers working directly behind you.
I'm just hoping we don't wind up with Valley Fever from all the dirt that's been fallow for so many years being stirred up! Pesimist.
They come right up to the fence, (which we were going to replace) and make the ground rumble. As you can tell, we are no longer going to be the last row, and from the position of the big ugly, yellow monster, you can see that the new mobiles going in will be much higher than we are and will block our view completely!!! We chose this particular mobile because of the fact that we would have no one behind us. Great cosmic practical joke, huh?
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR~!
(I just found out today that they're going to be an "Own-Your-Own Lot" mobiles, with garages. Maybe we'll just hop the fence and move into a newer unit! Now, I'm talkin' optimism!)

10 comments:

Mags said...

Oh, Gracie, that stinks with a capital S! But maybe it won't be that bad, really. Maybe they'll be placed just so and you'll be able to still see the hills...

Dixiechick said...

Why do people have to come in and mess up something so beautiful???

Lois Grebowski said...

that sux...

Stay away from that Valley fever stuff. I hear it can get wicked... Can you put some HEPA filtered air cleaners? would that help? Dont' know.

Shaz said...

Try & be optomistic, you may still have a great view but with nice neighbours too! But I would be mad at this too if it were me. Sending you BIG Dane hugs x x x

Mo said...

Ugh.
Valley Fever - is that real?

we have an abandoned orchard across the street from us. fortunately, I think we'll have moved before the subdivision goes in.

Is it the same company as the one you live in? If not - maybe they will have to pay for a nice privacy fence???

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hope it stops bothering you honey, don't know what else to say... so sorry.

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

this really sucks......

Sonya said...

Oh, I hate when this happens! The same thing has happened to us. A realty company is developing the land behind us and they've cut down tons of trees! It used to be so wooded that I couldn't see anything behind us for at least 150 yards. I'm so sad! I'm sad for you because I'm living through it now too!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful photos. I'm sorry to know about all the noise and dust brought by those tractors.

I can relate. There is an on-going construction near our house too. I'm just thankful they stop operation during weekends.

Desert Songbird said...

Oh yes, Mo, Valley Fever is very real. I've had it. Thankfully, mine was a mild case, and I only suffered from it for a few weeks.

About those earth movers and the planned development? Ugh. I hate when I see pristine land mowed over and built upon. Gets my juices boiling.