Please excuse the pun, but I couldn't resist. My wife and I took a drive out to the site where our development is going to be yesterday and I snapped a couple of shots:
You can see the farmhouse that I mentioned in an earlier post in the background. That building will remain, and our lot will be fairly close to it. The entire development is a bit of a mess at the moment, but the crews have been working feverishly in the ghastly heat.
For the next 30 days, the road that runs past the development will be closed to all traffic. Apparently, the curve in the road is being straightened. A slight hump is being smoothed out as well, so it should make it easier for people leaving the development to see oncoming vehicles. This means we won't be able to see the site again until late August, by which time I hope the crews will have completed all the road and utility infrastructure on site.
In the meantime, my wife and I will be hoping those worthless tools in Congress will have resolved this crisis over the debt ceiling. The ceiling should be raised immediately and independently of any other spending/taxes discussions. The behavior of lawmakers over the last couple of years has been disgraceful, but in the last few months (since the 2010 elections, basically) it has been especially appalling. As soon-to-be homebuyers, we depend on the interest rate remaining low; however, the rate will skyrocket if the debt ceiling isn't raised within a few days.