Sep 13, 2010
so you think YOUR yard looks bad???
Take a look at what I'm having to look at all day...
This is NOT my yard! It is the house directly next door, and it's been like this for 2 weeks!
They piled their crap on my sideyard - and oh, look! - the neighborhood redneck children made a fort out of mattresses and shingled it, too!
Let me reiterate: this is NOT my yard!
For those of you who saw this on facebook last week, it's STILL THERE!
I've called the city, nothing has been done yet, so now I'm thinking I'm going to have to get hubby's trailer out of the yard and haul their crap away myself. They have moved out so there is nobody there. I'm starting to wish we would have just gone in to debt up to our eyeballs and sprung for the wooden privacy fence around the yard instead of replacing the old fence with wire, ugh!
But anyway... today is a lovely day and I'm spending it weeding the fence line on the right side (junky neighbor's side) of the fence. It would never have gotten this bad except they don't mow and it all came through the wire fence. Check out the below photo and see how you can't even see my mulched fenceline bed? It's only taken me a half hour to do the first section in the pic, and thank goodness the stuff is rooted over on the other side of the fence so clearing it on my side is relatively easy, if not long and boring with a horrible view of junk all afternoon! I feel bad for letting it get this way on my side, but one person can only keep so much land pristine, and my priority has been the vegetable garden until now. I may break out the big guns and go next door and spray round-up along their fence. I'm taking a short break to get the "snakey-feeling" off of me and then it's back out for round 2. Every time I reach my hand into those weeds I get creeped out!
So today you should give thanks.... that you don't have my neighbors!
One bonus, a light harvest which enabled me to get an early start on my work outside!