I don't think I want to even want to know what on Earth they are constructing or deconstructing outside, but it kind of sounds like the wall of my apartment is going to fall down while I'm in the shower. I almost feel like I should back up before I leave the computer. Actually, I probably should; it's been far too many months.
Update: they were cutting down trees. Apparently people were complaining that there were too many trees. I find that really disappointing, because I really liked having so many trees around. They looked really nice. There's no bird problem, so I don't know why people want to get rid of the trees.