My children returned to school from spring break this morning. While I loved having the extra time to spend with them during this recess, I missed gabbing with my neighbors at the bus stop and I missed the precious child-free weekday hours to write, run errands, and complete household chores.
Bus stop chatter centered upon a new housing development in a subdivision located directly behind my home. For nearly five years this development has been mostly dormant. Since the conclusion of 2010, basements are being poured weekly and the number of “sold” signs decorating many of the lots continues to increase. While my no-traffic, rollerblading track is disappearing, it is encouraging to see new homes dotting the landscape. I am hopeful this is evidence of better economic times for Shelby Township and for southeastern Michigan.