I have recently joined a community email list for the area in which we live. The primary focus of the list is two new developments that are being built in our area. The argument against these is that the placement of 61 new septic tanks in such a small area will have irreprable effects on our water quality. The Herald covered this struggle here: http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/06/04/24/100loc_b1wetlands001.cfm. I am not one to be against all development, but I do want to make sure Snohomish County is taking all factors into account.
In the meantime, my dear friend Jaskey is blogging the progress he’s making on building his house here:http://spaces.msn.com/cohenproject/. Their property is only 2 miles, as the crow flies, from our house, but we can’t drive there. In order to get there, we need to drive to the end of a road in a new development and then walk through some woods. Or we can take a 10 mile drive :-).
There is a new house going up SSE of ours. Previously that lot was land locked, but I guess the new buyers got a right of way on the lot in front of that lot. This makes me sad, especially since now I wake up to hammers and beeps. At least when the house is finally done it will be quiet, and in the summer, we’ll barely be able to see it. However, in the winter, I’ll have to wait until dark to walk out naked to our hot tub. Luckily, in the winter, we only have about 8 hours of daylight around here anyway.