Thank you for your kind comments. It still is not real that I live here. Tomorrow night is the monthly business meeting and when I walk home from that, then it may seem real.
I have neighbors. I am part of a new retirement, co-housing, community that has 28 building lots. Nine houses have been built so far. I will post a photo I just took from my back porch, showing the other back yards. The houses are situated roughly on a circle, so we can't see the others' house fronts.
Most roads are dirt roads here, as is the road I built on, so driveways would be ineffective for limiting dirt. The dust and dirt is one of the worst parts of living here. Think dust bowl conditions. Everyday.
Well, I am not able to upload the photo right now, will try tomorrow.
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