Before I get on to writing about the title, I would like to thank everyone who left a comment on the post about all the building development going on in our suburban block. Yes our plans are to 'stay tight' at this stage as the would-be developers like to pay very little for the privilege of cramming a number of dwellings on our block. If, and when, developments get to be on either side of us, we may feel differently.
In 2004 DH and I faced the prospect of selling a house; either mine, 2 suburbs closer to the city than here, or 'his', the one we share. My house was on 2 levels and included a fully self contained flat. We had 5 children between us but we chose the smaller house to keep. The decision to sell my house was easy...it stood on 14.6 perches of land and the neighbours were very, very close. Here we have 27.4 perches and haven't I taken advantage of that space...vegie gardens, native plant garden, potted gardens of succulents, windbreak plantings, privacy hedges...etc We get so many birds visiting our garden; it's an absolute delight.And best of all, we can't hear our neighbours' toilets flushing! Yes! that's how close the houses were!
Now...in all this building frenzy on my block, I must admit I love watching the big heavy equipment that gets brought in to work on these sites. This guy, his truck and his mobile crane kept me entertained the other day
:-) I wished that I had a grandchild or even one of my great nieces or nephews with which to share the experience!
|I was sitting on the deck sewing when this big orange truck pulls up....|
When all was secure, the driver then got back into the truck, started it up and headed off ...maybe another job to go to! Now if only I was that confident and competent at reversing a vehicle.lol