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September 2, 2010

The Neighbor

Everyone has one unless you live out in the far away country in which case you may be lonely and should go have lunch with someone. I just wanted to take a few / couple minutes of your blogging time to share all too familiar complaining rant.


Okay so it’s a little hard to rant when Adele is playing on my Ipod, but none the less I don’t want to disappoint you so rant on shall I go…

We have this neighbor, as the title suggests. When they first moved in a few years ago the guy was a Houston cop and in the Army Reserves, for which we are grateful that he chose to serve not only the city (where we don’t live) and the country in which we do. So after living there for about a year he was called to duty overseas. That year we mowed his yard as his wife didn’t seem able. We don’t know why she wasn’t, as we never saw her, she worked at night. Then the following year (he was still over there) she pulled in the drive way just as my son finished mowing HER front yard…

Are you ready for this? She just walked in the house, didn’t smile, didn’t wave H E double hockey sticks she didn’t even look at us! Ya know that was back when gas had went up to like $3 a gallon. So I was pissed, wouldn’t you had been. Yes I think so. Just agree with me okay remember this is a complaint post.

I promptly announced to my family, that’s was IT NO more mowing of her yard! PERIOD! Hum, she didn’t seem to notice or care or whatever. After about a month she mowed it. And now about this time we were seeing her more often coming and going and such. Still not a smile or wave-nothing. Okay so she only seemed to be able to mow when the grass, now weeds got knee high. Beloved was all it looks bad and stuff like that. Nope if she can’t even manage a wave we will not manage to cut her yard. Picture if you dare me almost stomping my foot for emphasis.

PS: remember when we had to have our tree cutters trim her tree off our roof? Speaking of her back yard have you seen that?


No wonder we get snakes. And now four years latter it’s the same ol’ thing. She won’t cut her grass and neither will we! Humph! That my dear internets is the reason what you sometimes see yards like this.


So do you have good neighbors or what?

8 comments:

Linda said...

And that, my dear, is why fences make good neighbors!

We have a neighbor like that. He's a spook, works for NSA, and he has one helluva temper. He has the opposite problem -- he mows his grass SO low it burns and looks like kaka.

Hang tight, and hope your neighbor's hubby returns to mow the lawn. peace...

ElizabethR said...

It's a very unusual person that will not acknowledge an ongoing kindness. I'd love to hear her side of the story. Not that I'm saying you all are wrong, just wondering what her excuse is.

It's her loss. You all sound like wonderful neighbors.

Zephra said...

Nope. I don't think I do. Everyone seems nice, those we see anyway. When we lived in the old neighborhood I would often cut others grass if they looked like it needed because I knew they would do the same for me. We had great neighbors and you take good care of them. Shame on her. I bet she is sorry now. Personally, I would consider calling the city about her yard.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Real winners! Yours next door- Mine downstairs again this week- empty beer stuff all over the yard today before the storm- glass items on the front porch n chemicals for babies to die on!
Can't wait til they get back so I can tell them how stupid they are...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

We have a neighbor, whose front yard is kept neat. But a jungle is allowed to grow undisturbed, in back. Right next to the fence we put up [I wonder why we put that up?].

The neighbor's jungle just climbs up on, and over the fence. We have gotten tired of trying to trim it off this year. Fence nearly covered with vines. We'll pull them off, after a frost. :-(

Oh and those vines, are BINDER WEED. Which not only climbs over and down the fence. It also burrows under the fence and comes up in the nice little garden area we have, on our side. My husband can't even grow a few tomatoes!

Bleahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Deanna Schrayer said...

Paige, you are a wonder! How on earth did you all stand to mow her yard for that long without any sort of acknowledgement? THAT is a bonafied (sp?), gooderly neighbor! I admire you, but am so glad you all have decided to stop mowing for her. She obviously doesn't deserve it.

I mowed our elderly neighbor's yard once, (years ago when we lived in town), because her handyman had broken his arm. It cost us an array of emergency vehicles, and $100 for the plumber to turn the water off, (I sliced a spigot out of the ground), so I've limited my good neighborness to other tasks now. :)

Nessa said...

While our new neighbors take care of their yard they have not acknowledged, said hello to, or waved to any of us existing neighbors who have tried to be friendly to them.

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

You're lucky she didn't sue you all for trespassing! Or shoot you.

All these comments make me almost grateful for the fundamentalist minister, sneering wife, and two great big teenage girls who live about 15 feet from my bedroom windows. No lawn-mowing needed, tho.