Oh damn, I have to. I received a legal notice in the mail today that "The Western Bypass" around Waldorf has finally been approved by the State after 30 years of fussing It goes right through my property as planned years ago. I thought after 5 years of no action, it was dead.
I have 6 months to move. I can challenge that but I don't think I will. Spring-to Fall is the easier time to move. I just KNEW this would happen someday.
I started seeing some new road construction last month that suggested the bypass was being built, but I didn't want to believe it. Sadly, it is.
They have been ripping out trees in a long straight line directly opposite the end on the existing Bypass, so I assume they are moving forward on the idea now. And it is coming straight toward me...
I am of 2 minds on this. First, I have spent a lot of time and effort planting stuff around the yard. But The neighbors' trees cast so much shade that gardening is hard. They may be doing me a favor. I will get the assessed tax value of the property and (bizzarely) that is possibly even higher than the actual selling price (they assess taxes to the max here).
I have explored the idea of moving each Fall for the last 3 years but chickened out. This time, I have no choice...
What I WANT is 2 acres of sunlight and a large 1 story open room house (the kind you can see across without walls). Getting that without having well water will be trickey, but on the far edges of city water, I can probably afford that. I love gardening enough to pay for that AND city water.
I'll be busy for a while...
But on the other hand, it looks like I will be able to start fresh from a new house and yard and that IS kind of exciting! The hard part will be getting my woodworking equipment and all the garden equipment (I've accumulated more than you might think.) But there are companies that specialize in that work and on online site suggests it is not TOO expensive.
Wish me luck. It's going to be a very busy year.