Construction ZoneThis is the view off the deck to my bedroom these days. The little bungalow behind me has stripped down to framing, and it looks like they are going all the way, filling up their backyard with house and building a big two story. You might be wondering why they didn't just level their house, and the answer lies in the tax code and the difference between reassessing your house if you "add on" versus "build new." But who cares? That's really boring. So the story here is I don't need an alarm clock anymore because the construction workers start making serious noise at 7:00 am sharp. I get some shots from the front, and we can follow this total remodel to completion. I regret I didn't know what they were doing ahead of time because I would have enjoyed taking a couple "before pictures." They house they tore down was actually really cute, but it was probably no more than 1000 square feet.
Here are two very spoiled kitties who pretend they don't like each other. But every time I look up, they have found a way to enjoy each other's company without actually touching. They don't fool me at all. Alfie's on the floor, Phoebe's on the ottoman with the leg hanging off the side. Cleo is the indifferent one. She was probably laying in the sock drawer when this shot was taken.