Puppy Cody will be so pleased to chase the bunnies and squirrels.
In hindsight, it’s just as well that the first fence contractor stiffed us last year. At that point, we had only met the neighbors on either side of us, and both those families are normal.
The lady behind us, however, is not.
At 6:30 am on Easter Sunday, I took Cody out on leash to do her business. We walked the perimeter, and she decided to “go” along the back property line. We were fully on our property, but the lady behind has some kind of flower garden which encroaches several inches onto my land. Unfortunately, Cody was in that encroached area.
Miss Loony Tunes came running out of her house, in pajamas and curlers, screaming at me to get the dog off her plants. Really, I didn’t even realize they were “plants” – they looked like dead weeds to me. I simply responded, “Ok, and you stop your dog from pooping in my yard.” (Yes, her dog runs loose, and we have found piles well inside our yard.)
She started to reply, and Puppy Cody and I simply walked away. No way am I getting into some kind of confrontation on Easter Sunday, especially when I’m not even fully awake.
The next day, I called the fence contractor and changed our order. What was originally going to be a four-foot fence all the way around, will now be six feet along that back line. (Lesson – never piss off Cordelia’s Mom.)
I’m glad I made that call. Over Memorial Day weekend, we watched Loony and her teenage sons climb all over, putting in new flowers, shrubs, etc. – and they were doing it from my side of the line! At one point, we watched them relaxing on my lawn. We didn’t even feel comfortable going out to do our own yard work because we didn’t want a confrontation.
Now we understood why the chain link fence which was along the back line when we first looked at the house had been removed at some point last spring. She wanted to expand her garden onto the adjoining property.
It was difficult not to say anything, but we knew the fence work was starting on Tuesday. We decided to let Loony do all that work and be surprised when she learned that from here on, she will have to tend the garden from her side of the fence. It won’t be easy for her, poor thing, but maybe next time Loony will think before she ticks off her neighbor.
Guess I can understand why there’s a fairly new six-foot vinyl fence between her property and her northerly neighbor. Looks like there may be issues there, as well.
At any rate, that back line is a couple of hundred feet from my house, so once the fence is up, we’ll no longer have any dealing with Miss Loony Tunes. We’ll put a privacy screen against the chain link to block the view. Problem solved!
Already looking good, isn’t it? Once the concrete sets, the chain link will go up.
Only another five to seven days, and Puppy Cody can play! I can hardly wait.
(Meanwhile, I’ve done some gardening of my own. Can anyone tell me what the white flower is? It grows on a bush and was here when we bought the house. The Peruvian Lily is in a pot that we bought over the weekend.)
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