Development of our estate has been racing along for the past few months. For ages it seemed like nothing was happening, and now they're apparently in a big rush to roll out the remaining land releases.
We bought in stage 4 - at the time we signed our contract in early 2007, stages 1-3 were complete, although some of the lots in stage 3 were held back for later release. I'm not sure what that was about, but they were reserved for builders to knock up spec homes on anyway. It took forever for our stage to be completed, and then BAM! stages 5 and 6 were done and settled before we even moved in. Probably because it took so bloody long to build our house *rolls eyes*
Right now, the roads and services for stages 12 and 13 are under construction. On the plus side, the connecting road to the neighbouring estate looks like being finished in a matter of weeks, including a bridge over a very nice billabong and surrounding reserve. On the down side, those stages are only about 100-150m away from us, so the constant roar of trucks rattling to and fro with loads of fill, and the chunka-chunka of the rock breaking equipment is getting a little wearing. I'm almost glad to be going back to work tomorrow, just to get away from the incessant noise.
The mud and mess also drives me mad - I like to walk and run around the neighbourhood, and I'm sick and tired of cleaning mud out of my trainers.
Just thought I'd have a whinge. Back to what you were doing...