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Construction workers have replaced plants outside our apartment

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今ベランダで植物の代わりに、作業員の人たちがたくさん居ます。たまにうるさい音がしますけれど、計画的に仕事をして、礼儀正しいです。中で見ていないふりをします。まるでいつもと変わらないふりです。

No one likes construction. However, the workers are extremely organized and polite. When they pass by, they pretend not to look inside. And we pretend not to see them.

Another view of back yard palms, with new luxury development in the distance

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よく見てみると、5種類のヤシの木が見えます。サンフランシスコのような肌寒い気候でも、いろいろなヤシを育てられます。背景には、高級マンションが完成しました。

If you look carefully, you can see there are five different palm trees in this photograph.

San Francisco is often windy and cool. Despite the fact that palms thrive in many cool climates, somehow seeing them gives us the illusion of being somewhere warmer and exotic.

Beyond my garden, the old car dealership and repair shop have been torn down and replaced with luxury housing and a Whole Foods. The top floor apartments will rent for over $8,000 per month.