I am on the other side of the coin for the coin flipped. I don't know on which side of the coin I am except it is the opposite side. I now know how a neighborhood feels when a people group from another culture move in and make themselves at home.
A move like this always changes a neighborhood. It gives it another flavor, good and bad. Some of Ishmael's descendants are moving into the above apartments. Some of the former Snow Bird renters have been notified that they can no longer stay here. They have to look for another place to rent if they want to return to Pinecraft for the winter season.
The landowners want this change, they embrace it and encourage it. Word spreads to the new renters' kin and more move it. It is no different than when the Amish or Mennonites move into a new area. Such a move is always met by a mixture of feelings of emotions by the local people. Those that want it are usually the people that see the advantage of such a movement. Those that embrace it sell their land, or rent it out, for it increases their business, their cash flow. All of this is good in its' own way. But it is also not a good thing because it changes the flavor of the community. For the community of Pinecraft it is less Plain People and more Middle East and it will change this neighborhood.
I confess I struggled with this, even though I couldn't understand at first why am I struggling? I am not making money off them or loosing money. So why the struggle? I finally came to the conclusion that I don't want to see and feel Pinecraft change. I want it to continue the way it was. But that is beyond control, at least beyond my control. Such movements have been an on-going thing from the time of Abraham and it will continue whether I like it or not. So I tell myself to quiet down.