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  • No sooner did the weather turn from frigid, single digits to balmy springlike temps, literally overnight, than all of a sudden, a Port-o-John has sprung up from the ground at the end of my driveway, right by my mailbox (may come in handy for the mailman!), and a McMansion began to spring up out of the earth in the empty lot next door that used to contain a mirror image of our house, my old neighbor Joe's old house. (How was that for a sentence that never thought it would end?). Ahhhh, those first signs of spring!
  • I have a feeling this one is going to be slightly bigger than Joe's house was! I think what we're seeing so far is just going to be the basement of the big guy. There are still 3 stories to go upwards from here. What you see here all happened in 2 days.

    We'll be getting shade from more than just our giant oak trees. We did enjoy the openness that the empty lot provided, while it lasted.
  • Well, at least for the next couple months, if I have to go really bad when I'm pulling into my driveway, I'll have options, right?
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