Denisa and I had an unwelcome surprise a bit ago: a letter came in the mail. The landowners around us have decided to subdivide. Again. When we bought the house, it was sort of by itself in the middle of a wide open field. Last year, they put in a house in front of us. We’ve since planted some evergreens to eventually block out the house.

Now they’re selling six more lots.

Sigh. Luckily, these aren’t as bad as the other one. They’re behind our  house, where we have a nice copes of trees already present. There’s one to the side of our house, and I’m thinking about planting some more trees there now–just so we’re ready when the house does go in.

I suppose it’s inevitable: time marches on, and people just keep making more people, and all those people have to stay somewhere. But one of the reasons we bought the house was because we didn’t want neighbors too close.

Still, they’re not going to be that close. Some of you in cities are no doubt rolling your eyes at me even as you read this. But I really wish I could just buy a good 100 acres or so and put my house there, just so that I never had to see anybody.

It’s not that I don’t love you all. I just love my privacy more. Which is ironic, seeing how much I blog about my life. But there’s a difference between people reading about it and people watching it, ya know?

Oh well. I’ll stop complaining now. But I won’t stop grumbling in my head.

2 thoughts on “Subdivisions”

  1. A few months ago, my mom was telling me about my aunt and uncle’s new house in Provo. One of the details she mentioned was that the house is on a 1/2 acre lot. I thought “How sad that it’s on such a small lot!” right before she said “They’re so excited that it’s such a big lot.”

    Apparently I have been living in Maine too long. 🙂

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