This is my neighborhood. Is it yours? We live in an area that is being completely overhauled. Old, small homes are being knocked down and replaced by big, new ones. There are pros and cons to this, of course. The main con is that they're not building cute little cottages (!) - but I don't know if anyone really wants those anymore. The main pro is that we're getting lots of new, friendly families who are eager to jump in and be a part of neighborhood activities like an Easter egg hunt, 4th of July parade, and end-of-the-summer block party, which happens to be tomorrow. Tomorrow's party is the 'second annual', and if it's half as good as last year, it will be a real bash. So even though it's a little nuts around here right now, it will be worth it in the end.