Sunday, June 27, 2010

No Limbs Were Lost

Today I overcame my fear and pulled out the hedge clipper. Yes, the same hedge clipper that I used to just about cut off my finger two summers ago (warning, it's gruesome).  I have been using a manual hand held clipper until now, but it's hot and the sun was going down. I sat in my back yard and debated for a while....summoned my courage and pulled out the battery clipper. This time the gloves remained on until the last branch was down.

The hedge is trimmed and no appendages were lost and not one drop of blood was shed in the process.

While I was out trimming the hedges (to the north in my back yard).  My neighbor of missing lilac bushes fame came out and started rooting in the lilac bushes (south side of my yard).  I thought I'd break the ice...and wandered over there...and jokingly said "hey, you cut down my lilac bushes...."   I thought this would get a "Oh, sorry about that".  And then I had planned to chat about what we could do that would make us both happy.

Well, I was sadly mistaken.  I got a pile of full-on snottiness thrown back at me.

So, I asked if he planned on replacing the bushes. Nope.  And then he proceeded to go sit in a chair and watch me working in my back yard through the gap that once was my lilac bushes.

Wow. I was stunned.

All I can say is that one who has an air conditioner unit too close for code to their neighbor's house best not cop too much of an attitude.  Just saying.....  

8 comments:

Joe M. said...

StuccoHouse...you need to document (as if this isn't?), document, document. If he rents talk to his landlord. You need to load up on all your background info & figure if there isn't an easy way of getting an abstract & a real estate attorney...maybe there's a community based service...but start with the landlord if he rents, the little S--t.

Jenni said...

What a jerk. Do the lilacs still have roots? If so you could dig them up and they will regrow.

I have a problem neighbor too.

Joanne said...

Call about the A/C Unit. I'm a B****.

rustbeltrebel said...

LOL!!!!!It's good to have ammo on the neighbor, just never know when you'll have to use it....Just saying....

That how we feel about the rental property next door that has never gone through a rental inspection. Always good to have info in the back pocket.

irene I.P said...

I feel your pain! Saw these on another site and thought you may like the idea. They would take to long to construct.

http://aubreyandlindsay.blogspot.com/2010/06/privacy-screen-project-final-reveal.html

Amy said...

What an icky situation. I hope you find a way to resolve it, or at least can avoid him as much as possible. I think the privacy screens mentioned above might be a really good idea.

StuccoHouse said...

Icky sums it up. I don't have the will, the time, the energy or the extra cash to even want to deal with this. But it has been dropped at my feet and there you have it.

Chris said...

So trimming was painful in another way. Ouch. Thanks for reminding me though. It is about this time of year when my neighbor mows down all of the flowers in my side yard. I better start setting up signs and booby traps.

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