Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I really am easy to get along with.

Really. I mean SUPER EASY. So I kind of shocked MYSELF when i got fed up enough to march over to the neighbors on the left of me and give them a piece of my mind have a discussion about their 'encroachment' into my space. I even scoffed when Vance kindly suggested that he go and address the situation...oh no no no no. This is all me.

I am NOT one of THOSE neighbors that call the po-po when you're having party and noise level gets a little over the decibel limit at 3am or report you to Progress Energy because there's this one room in your house that has a grow light purplish light on 24/7 because you're competing with Lowes in the 'nursery biddnes'....uh uh. I AM however one of those neighbors that may ask for a litttle "somethin somethin' as a show of my appreciation for my discretion.

It all started with the voices that we heard coming out of our TV. Spanish voices. How rude, i don't speak Spanish so how the hell can i eavesdrop?? ...and this is WHEN THE TV WASN'T EVEN ON. It does not bode well when you significant other emails the FCC and says that exact thing and they email back and ask you what medication he's currently on. Yes, he did, and noooo they didn't, but i truly expect that kind of response. We are not losing our marbles. The voices started coming over our wireless phones when we were on calls too. All because my neighbor on the left erected a ham radio tower taller than both of our houses stacked on top of each other so that he could talk to his relatives in Puerto Rico.

And to add insult to injury - they have decided not to water their lawn. Ok. fair enough. but can you then put down SOMETHING - even white river rock - BUT SOMETHING. and treat those bugs that have now moved INTO MY LAWN. My yard is a 24 hour-all you can eat buffet for those pests. I like my yard with grass.

In the effort to keep up the fight - this is what i did yesterday. You can see I pulled weeds, while my kids....did not. Yes my driveway needs to be pressure washed - i'm getting to it. as soon as i buy a pressure washer pay somebody to do it.


This is my yard. See that big old southern oak in the far flower bed? That's it's branches on the left swooping down - can you just see a big white swing hanging there....? It's calling out for one.


This is my fight neighbor's yard. Our houses are identical. Minus the grass.



....just a little empathy folks, that's all i'm asking, and a little 6-6-6. Is that too much to ask?

2 comments:

Pop and Ice said...

Soooo....how did the discussion go? The lawn does look neglected, but many people cannot afford the maintenance any longer and isn't it really hot in Florida in the summer?

I think I might be more annoyed about the radio frequency inteference. Mess with my phones and PC and there will be an uncomfortable discussion!

maitlandmommy AKA Sheri said...

It went ok. They changed their frequency or something - so the voices have stopped coming through my tv and the phone. Now i can't hear the latest news from Puerto Rico - or the play by play of the boxing matches -which is what i think they were actually listening to.