As far as I can tell, all the way from jolly old England, this is exactly what I wanted to have happen to my old street. I wasn't too keen on getting an apartment building in front of my parent's kitchen window but crazy traffic wasn't a great option either, this appears to be a satisfying compromise.
And it's Guy Fawkes Night (and Bethany and Richard's 1st wedding anniversary - congrats again guys!) and I've seen some fireworks, that always cheers me up :)
Shared some Icelandic contraband* with friends at a pub tonight, didn't bring the cheese though, am saving the big guns for the big 'Cheese Off' - Iceland vs Scotland (or Texas?) - that's planned sometime later on. Yeah, I'm not too worried ;)
*Icelandic chocolates and licquorice