A FAMILY'S VIEW OF DEVELOPMENT IN WETACHU
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After spending a couple updates in Macoe, we're back to another town facing ongoing development. The new residential/commercial development featured in Update 21 has been completed.
We are going to take a look at the finished product and the construction that continued from where we left off in update 21. But, that development isn't the only thing that's new...
Johnathon Alecstan was sitting at his table, looking at the cheque handed to him. The amount was the largest sum of money he had ever seen. He turned to his wife, Heather Alecstan, and asked "Well, what do you think?" Johnathon and Heather's decision held the potential to change Wetachu drastically, just like Frank Riebero. Their response: "Yes." And that was the end of the meeting; they shook hands with the businesspersons who came to home on that cooler-than-usual.
Work began only days later. Johnathon woke early one morning to fund construction already beginning on a former section of land he owned. You see, that night, Johnathon and Heather decided to sell a section of their farm to a developer for much needed cash. The new development to be beside and behind their home is planned to house a new grocery store, bank and cafe for the growing town.
He walked to the front porch and sat outside. Out of the corner of the porch he could see dust sweeping in from the construction site that is part of the former Ribero Farms development. He recently found out in conversation with construction workers that a Sam's Club will be going in on that site... Johnathon then got up. He looked to the site, and also noticed the new cranes for the condominium buildings have recently arrived.
As he sat on the porch, Heather (his wife) was just coming up to the newly-finished intersection to their formerly peaceful street and the main road into town.
After a few weeks passed, Johnathon, Heather and his 2 children stared on to the future site of the commercial plaza which will surround their home. Cranes moved here and there, bulldozers, cement truck and various freight trucks delivering building supplies. With work starting at 4AM each morning and continuing into the late night, little peace was to be found in their home.
After several months, the new supermarket opened. Construction noised has somewhat supsided, and been replaced by the noise of grocery shoppers. Construction right next to their home continued as the cafe and bank are still under construction.
Nobody in the Alecstan household being able to handle the noise of construction, the family went for a drive through the neughbourhood that was once home to their friends' farm. All lots have been purchased, with only a single house still to be constructed...
Eager to go driving after getting his license, Johnathong goes with his son (Michael) to drive around town. In need of some bulk-sized items, they go shopping to the newly-opened Sam's Club just a stones-through from home.
Heather stands on the front lawn, trying to determine, with the help of the entire family, where their new garden should go. When she looks up, she can't help but notice the new condominium buildings, which are now completed. Originally only 1 or 2 were to be built. However, after chaging the building design, the developer was permitted to built 4 buildings on the site.
After deciding to start the garden off small, Heather and Johnathon go in search of some locally-grown plants to start off the garden. As they approach the intersection to the road into town, they come upon the newly-opened DelTack and Windafuel gas station. Johnathon says "This will certainly be more convenient than going south everytime we need gas." Previously, Wetachu had no large-scale gas station.
Several more weeks have passed. Heather says to her husband (Johnathon) "Never have there been so many opening so close to eachother in town history." She then headed off to work as one of the tellers at the new ChaseBank. While this new development has greatly changed their life, it has provided benefits. Heather got a job as a teller, while her 2 children both got job at the new Starbucks Cafe. Johnathon continues to maintain day-to-day work at the family farm.
The same area at night; Heather is just arriving home from work. Tonight was one of her later nights, working until 8PM due to the longer hours today at the bank. Johnathon eagerly awaited her arrival on the porch.
And after alot of change to their environment, the Alecstan family go out to admire the newly planted trees through the Ribero farms development.
That is where we end off today. I hope you enjoyed today's (slightly more text-heavy) update. I decided it might be neat to put a family's perspective of the development process in Wetachu, while still being able to show off what I normally would.
Hopefully you liked the it! And, as always, I hope you've enjoyed today's update (and are looking forward to more!)