Lately civilization is creeping up on us. They built a new high school a few blocks from our home. Then just this week a huge crew of men with big trucks and backhoes dug a six foot trench in front of our house. They are burying an electrical line so they can take it to a field not far from here. They plan to build more new houses.
People often ask me if I am upset about all the development. The truth is - I love many of the people who live in those new houses. I love making new friends and these new people are great. My life would be less interesting if I had not met them. And two of my married children have built new homes in those new subdivisions and it is so delightful to have them live near us.
So . . . yes-development is a messy, noisy and inconvenient, but it brings me beloved children and grandchildren and lots of new people to love.