Jackson and I did talk about it, that he seemed really nice, and that with his goals, it seemed like they would be good neighbors. Although, had we known the land was for sale we would have bought it ourselves, it would have been a great addition to the almost 12 acres we have now. But oh well, that's how it goes.
After winter we could start to see progress, a driveway going in. Yes indeed quite far from the property line. Then for months, no progress at all. Suddenly the chain saws started up. The boys asked me about it. I relayed what the owner had said and we discussed, in order to put in a driveway and house, some land would need to be cleared.
OK fast forward to today, the chain saws are waking the boys up in the morning. Dawn to dusk. And the logging trucks run non stop all day, taking beautiful trees out. We are starting to see now, the clear cutting that is going on next door. All the red clay becoming visible, like a blanket being unrolled on the hill, as the forest is cut. It is so sad. It is not what he said was going to happen, it is brutal. It is much closer than their driveway and house lot. I hate it, it makes me cry. So much for new neighbors. So much for privacy.