Maybe karma bit me last night? Sometime overnight a fairly good sized limb broke off the big locust tree in front of my house and looked like it had been laying in the middle of the street. So now I have a limb I need to find a way to cut and dispose of sitting in my front lawn. Hoping one of my neighbors has a chain saw because the big end is just big enough in diameter that cutting it up with a hand saw is going to take some time with the size of this limb.
This thread is too funny and being in our third home, we've lived thru many of these tales! We had the creepy next-door grown son who used to watch my wife (Elmhurst, IL); we had the run-down house across the street (Wadsworth, OH); I've built a 220' privacy fence to block out the neighbor who doesn't maintain his yard (with RR ties to blockade his creeping charlie from infiltrating my yard).
Our present home is on a small cul-de-sac with only six dwellings. Four of six are still original owners from the mid-1960's, meaning they're getting up there in age! Being the young family (early 40's with kids), we're the ones they call for help with everything! I want to be a great neighbor and I'm happy to help within reason, but several of these oldsters have crossed the line repeatedly. Biggest transgression - my next door neighbor has MS; divorced with four adult sons living in town, one in her basement. Without asking, they made us "#1 call" on her medic alert necklace. This spring, Medic Alert called us twice the same week, once at 1:30AM and once at 3AM, because she had fallen and needed assistance. After getting her situated at 3AM, I was met going out by her 23 YO son coming up from the basement! I blasted this kid, noting a 3AM phone call wakes up my three kids who need to attend school the next morning, as well as two working adults who have jobs to attend to. Didn't matter as we're still #1 on the call list and we're still getting the late-night summons...
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain
Can't you tell the first alert folks you refuse to be her #1 contact? That's rediculous that they did that without your consent.
There is a neighbor that maybe borders about 5 feet in the corner of my property but beteen that and the rest of the property that borders that side of my lot I get some of that creeping charlie too which is annoying. The neighbor next to her and and I think spray the weed killer over her way some when we spray our lawns in attempt to keep it away from our fencelines. I know some people hate yardwork but a bottle of Ortho costs like $8 and takes 5 minutes to apply on the average size lawn and basically kills everything but the grass. Keeps your neigbors happy when your lawn isn't covered in dandelions every spring and blowing the seeds around the neighborhood so the rest of us have to have them too the following year.
I like to do yard work and take pride in how my lawn looks which I know not everyone likes to do but I do think if you live in a decent neighborhood where others take care of their lawns too that it's common courtesy to mow when the grass before it gets too tall and keep the weeds somewhat under control. If you can't do at least that then pay a service to do it or live in a townhome that does all that for you.
A little bit off-topic, but do you realize that creeping charlie is not a native species to the US. Some woman traveling over in England saw creeping charlie when it had the purple blooms on and and thought it looked nice so she brought some over here to plant in her yard and the rest is history.
There should be a bounty on her head for what she's caused.
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