Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fall Dawn


Buzz Kill said...

Dawn? What, are you pimping for Top Chef too?

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Jenny said...

is the place next door for sale???

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Anonymous said...

I don't get it.

moi said...

Buzz: PTSD.

Jane Kuree: Darn. I'm looking for a FORD Escort.

Boxer: No, this is the neighborhood above us. We walk the dogs in the open space and National Forest behind it. One house has been built in hundreds of acres that were developed as home sites. Crickets chirping, now. So it means we can roam free for a little while longer.

Shamu: I wonder if Jane's offering recessionary pricing?

Troll: I don't much, either. I'm taking early morning photos of formerly booming construction sites in my neighborhood while I'm out with the dogs. This is one from yesterday.

Aunty Belle said...

happy yore back yard remains open fer nature.

But I worry that housin' is bigger than DEEtroit, an' a flopped housin' market will keep the national economy down.

Heff said...

Damn that Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac !

moi said...

Aunty: It's a Catch-22, isn't it? Housing is for sure an indicator of economic health, but I for sure like my open spaces.

Heff: You know, I've never really bought into the whole home-ownership-as-American-Dream scheme. Since the vast majority of us don't buy outright, what is it, exactly, that we're "owning?" Even when our homes are paid off, there's still insurance (scam) and property taxes (bigger scam).

Karl said...

Good evening Moi,

Basing so much of our economy on the housing market is foolhardy and unsustainable. If we want the economy to recover we can't base it on selling each other pieces of property that are already so ridiculously overvalued due to government intervention.

The farm that we co-op at, is now surrounded by developments of ugly boxy houses that are ridiculously huge and approximately 60% of them are in foreclosure. They were built for and sold to people that had no way to afford them in the first place.(The gov't sponsor no-doc loan program) And now the land that they sit on will never be used for anything productive, much less allowed to go back to its natural state.

If we must keep building we should be bulldozing and rejuvenating areas that are already disturbed.

Sorry, the discussion touched a nerve.

Have a good weekend!

fishy said...

Shamu is a riot.

I'm with Karl, I am lobbying hard for redevelopment of existing areas before developing surrounding areas.

Pretty pink sky.

Pam said...

Having lived through almost a full year of a neighbor house's construction, enjoy your peace and quiet as long as you can. I imagine your area is much like here ...there is just room to keep building further out. But must be time to get my eyes checked because I thought your post said "fall down"

moi said...

Karl: Most excellent point. I don't even live in a suburb. I live in the "country" as we call it out here and still, people keep pushing the boundaries. And when they get their McMansion on 10 acres of peace and quiet, they inexplicably start demanding the amenities that come with living in a city—everything from leash laws to Starbucks and Applebees—and then what's the point? Live in a CITY, then, people!

Fishy: Our dawn skies are breathtaking.

Pam: You caught the play on words :o) And oh, how I hate the sounds of construction all day. I swear, I'm either going to move to the thick of the city or out where no one can build around me.