The construction next door has been chugging steadily along, since they actually got started. And it has been annoying, as I assumed it would be, but not so much for the noise as the view. There used to be a sweet little bungalow next door. There was a double driveway between us and them. We didn't look outside and see... well, this:
Or this - which the girls found kind of disturbing:
We were lucky enough to have a few blissful days of this:
Then they started putting the walls up. Beege actually cried at breakfast the morning after they started because it was dark in the living room and said "But Mummy! I LIKE the sun!" Me too, baby, me too.
And now we have this:
The worst part about this phase of the construction (besides the obliteration of any sunlight we used to get in here) is the hideous lime green. Once the sun starts reflecting off of it at about noon, we get a sick looking green glow in our apartment. Like we're at an alien landing site. For the rest of the day.
I may have had to call the police a few times on the old neighbours, but at least we could still see the sun.