(Humor?) Stolen from TB2K: Neighbor from Hell Website

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-- Anonymous, April 09, 2002


I'm glad I don't have euther one of them for a nieghbor!

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2002

Good heavens! And I thought the Cow Who Used to Live Next Door was bad. She did a couple of cement projects but they weren't real obvious except when it rained and the water backed up on our yard. I'm happy to say the folks who moved in love DIY projects but the guy is a retired building contractor! They've taken out a lot of the ugly plants too.

I guess the writer wouldn't like the toilet planter we have. The pansies in it are real pretty, though.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2002

Daryll expresses my ambivalence: it's one thing to have an unhandy neighbor who likes to build but to actually take pictures of the projects that are going somewhere besides the local zoning board is a bit much.

I also have some neighbors from hell, but 18 arborvitae are now somewhat blocking that view and I'm considering additional fence, as well, so I don't have to see them at all. The city has gone to $100 fines for noise (for the first offense) -- I'm hopeful that will keep a lid on things. I'll let the Secret Lawn Police worry about the rest.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2002

Um, I actually took photos of my Neighbor From Hell too, in case things boiled up to where we needed to go to court over the drainage issue. I caught her on film, filling in the drainage swale after she had denied doing so to city officials. I also took pics of the cement work she did, blocking the drainage into her swale. After that, it wasn't difficult to snap her peering over the low wall into my back yard, checking out the fence posts going up! The expression on her face is priceless--she was FURIOUS!

Yep, I can understand why the guy is documenting this stuff. If his house ever sets on fire due to the carelessness of his neighbor, then he has documentary evidence that there was a previous indication the guy wasn't safe to be around! Actually, I see it as healthy. Better than sitting there, simmering and plotting serious revenge.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2002

Git, you lost me, why isn't simmering and plotting serious revenge not a good idea (in general)? Sometimes I think it is my most creative outlet. (I don't necessarily carry them out, you understand...)

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2002

Our neighbor from hell is actually from Indiana. this is the one with the shed from hell. If he was Cuban we would call it the Inlaw's quarters. I have monitored his permit activities on the net, and so far each inspection has failed. But he hasn't stopped to fix these things according to the permit info. His latest permit is for the asphalt felt [roof shingles] and we haven't seen them yet.

This shed is the required 6 feet from the property line, but half the roof pitches towards it thus causing a drainage problem. The property line is my fence, btw. My wooden fence. My six foot high wooden fence. This shed, which he actually plans to use as a woodworking shop, stands twice as high as the fence, and has a cutout for an A/C unit [he says] which faces our house. Not just the back of our house, but our kicthen/dining/patio area. Our outdoor living area will be much unused once this a/c unit thing starts running and the saws and sanders etc are going.

I planted a bouganvillea next to the fence there, as he did on his side, before this monstrosity was born. he cut his down, I fertilized mine.

another neighbor, who isn't too bad as a neighbor actually, feels the need to have her backyard lit up at night. She has six foot wooden fencing all around it which she didn't pay for as the other neighbors put the fences up, including us. she has what is commonly called barn lights on the house, one on the corner of her family room that lights up the side and back and the neighbors yard. The other one lights up our bedroom. It first came on at about 3 am. Needless to say it was bright as day in our room. they did try to block it with a piece of wood after painting the lens black didn't work. I planted dracenea along the fence and it has cut the light spill considerably.

Mind you, I don't mind having lights in the yard at night. But, I do expect the sun to go down at night so I can enjoy my own outdoor lighting.

And don't get me started on the house with the illegal apartment and pool, complete with noisy foot traffic and a pool pump that reminds me of the furnace in 'Burbs, the movie!

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2002

Barefoot, interest rates are still reasonable . . . (:

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2002

Spoke to a real estate agent two days ago...

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2002

Brooks, I should have added: "And carrying it out"!!! Simmering and plotting alone can be fun. Been there. . .

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2002

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