Friday, October 24, 2008

How to deal with a crappy neighbor...Part 5

So, you may remember my post about my neighbor from this past summer...and how we had to fix the fence...well...


This is what I found last week...and this is how it has looked for a week...


It's not a hard fix, but my husband just hasn't had the time to deal with it...


And...no one has come knocking at the door, to offer their apology or to see if they can fix it, either...hmmm?...our dog is on the other side of our house...hmmm?.....it wasn't our dog that did this...ahhh...if you look closely...you can see the culprit! Why should we have to fix a fence that we didn't damage?!? I know, some of you say, just suck it up and nail in the stupid board...I wish you could see the overall damage these dogs have done...frustrated....

I've given my angel of a husband, two weeks, to talk to "said neighbor" about the constant damage her dogs are doing to the fence...(Also, the part we fixed in the summer is bowing again, because her 100 pound dogs are constantly jumping on it. The boards are now pushing on the bushes I have planted along the fence. This is the part I worry about the most.)...if there isn't a resolution, I will then go the the neighborhood association!

This is becoming an ongoing, constant headache...and...once Sam is here and wanting to play in the yard, my patience will SNAP if anything happens to him because of these dogs!

Any other ideas....No, she's not friendly. No, she won't keep the dogs in the dog run. No, she won't answer her phone and sometimes she won't answer the door, even though we know she's there.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. It's no fun to have a bad neighbor. Your SBP

Mama Smurf said...

You can't change people. You can only change your reaction to them. She is who she is. I say just take a nail gun and fix it yourself. It's not worth the headache she's giving you.

Amy said...

We also live next door to very similar people..and it is NO fun at all, but I think what "mama smurf" said is very true. Life is just too short.

God Bless,
Amy:)

Kris said...

Package went out today!! Should arrive soon!!! Your SBP!

Beachy Mimi said...

I've had bad neighbors, too. And Mama Smurf is exactly right. Neighbor will NOT change and don't give her the power to make your life miserable. Easy for me to say, huh?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Wow...the saga continues, I guess! So sorry, Tracey...that is no fun.