What are they doing to my backyard?!
The bulldozers came out late last week and began ripping up my “backyard” (the vacant lot on the east side of my apartment building). Every morning, it’s been my new routine to sit out on the patio (or inside in the warmth of my dining room), gazing eastward as the sun comes up, reading scripture or religious books.
It’s hard to do that with the mechanical sound of churning earth and the smell of diesel fuel.
I believe the church I attend (further to the right in the photo) owns the property, so I imagine this is for new overflow parking.
Remember that catchy Joni Mitchell song?
“They paved paradise, they put up a parking lot.”
Yeah, I know, that’s growth for you. The march of progress. Still makes me sad.