Most mornings I wake up to the sounds of construction outside. My apartment building is new, and when I moved in back in May they told me that the fishpond, gazebo, & minimart they were building out front would be finished in July. Now it’s October, and it doesn’t look like it will be done anytime soon. I think it will be great when it’s finished, though. The manager told me that they are planning to have a lot of chairs and tables out there and wireless internet access. I was picturing myself taking my laptop or a book out there during the cool winter months. I was also looking forward to the minimart. Right now, I have to ride my bike (uphill!) for 5 minutes to get to the nearest 7/11. Which isn’t a big deal at all. But it will be great to just walk downstairs to buy a bottle of water or a Pepsi Max (diet Pepsi). So I’m rooting for the construction workers to finish their work before I leave.