This is taken from our deck. The trucks and diggers all park off to the right of this picture, which of course is just outside our bedroom window! Not much left of that big old concrete shed that used to be out there! The chinaberry tree is tastefully hiding the row of bright blue portaloos.
The sandy coloured piles that you can see are what remains of all those trees. They had a giant mulcher, the size of an overturned cement truck, and the diggers were just dropping whole trees in there. The only good thing is that they smell really good, but it is so sad. I hate to think of how many nests are all chopped up in there. Of course, sitting like that in the Texas sun they've started superheating in their cores and smoke is appearing above them!
Our apartment complex still claims to know nothing about what's going on in there, and they haven't even been down to see what it looks like, but they have admitted to receiving lots of complaints from residents. We know a few people who, like us, as leaving as soon as possible. Actually, I had a call from the office the other day to offer us the apartment that we initially wanted to transfer to, for less than we had originally pushed for! I guess they're really starting to feel the burn. It was pretty satisfying to tell them that we had already signed somewhere else. Seriously poor management choices on their part but we are really please to be going somewhere else with a new view and more space and all that good stuff. Speaking of which, we've been approved for the new apartment and we move in March first. A new apartment, spring, perfect :)