I haven’t updated about the neighbor from hell in quite a while and I thought today would be a good time to do so.
First, I’ll say that a fence WELL WITHIN our property boundaries was one of the best investments we ever made. We lost about 5 feet of land on all sides, but geeze it’s nice to have a physical barrier that keeps him, his guests and any town officials he has over at least a short distance from our house. Seriously folks, fences make the best neighbors.
Now that’s not to say that the fence has solved all of our problems – it hasn’t. Said neighbor is bipolar or something and every now and then he likes to be a jerk. I’m 99% sure he has a camera pointed at our back deck so he knows when we’re outside because every time we set the table for an outdoor meal, he has to mow the lawn or weed whack. Right along the fence that’s closest to the table. For hours on end. He weed whacked the same stretch of 50 feet for 3 hours the last time we attempted dinner outside. That’s not being particular about lawn care, that’s some serious effort at being a jerk. I should mention too that he also has a lawn service, so there’s no reason for him to mow or weed whack in the first place.
Then there was the time he decided to run the gas out of his snow blower next to the fence at midnight. He stopped long enough to refill it. We could have called the town on him, but we chose to be the bigger person and ignore it. We figured if we called the town it would give him some sort of justification in escalating his behavior and quite frankly, he has bought the town off in the past and I’m sure he’d just do it again.
I’ll tell you what, his behavior is annoying at times, but I just remind myself that he’s 30+ years older than I am and odds are that he’ll die first. And when he does, I’m sure hell will throw him a homecoming party.