This is the literal House of Hale, and apparently my next door neighbor can’t STAND the way I do the yard work. He hates our fence, complains about the way I now my yard, and the fact that I don’t weed eat to clean up around my mailbox. My house is apparently unkempt.
If that’s unkempt his house is a disaster with his yard filled with weeds and tree stumps galore. I admit the other day when I was mowing the lawn I was in a hurry and forgot a patch. You know that patch of grass between the sidewalk and the street? Yep that’s what I forgot and I didn’t even notice until it was too late to fix it so I had to fix it the next day. This neighbor of epic tact goes across the street after a few beers and starts consorting with our other neighbor. It’s kind of funny really because he is a loud drunk, so here I am putting Nora in her car seat and out of the neighbors garage I hear: “who does that? Who mows their grass like that? It looks terrible.” Oh it took a whole lot of self control not to waltz over and tell him off. A LOT.
Mostly because Kevin is working a lot of hours right now. I’m pretty much taking care of the dog, the baby, the house, the move, AND the yard. It’s a lot to keep up with. That and the fact that I can only be outside for short periods of time with Nora breaks up my plans over several different days. It all gets done, some things more haphazard than others but it is all done and taken care of. The only time these particular neighbors have ever even spoken to us was to complain about something. No hi welcome to the neighbor hood or anything just complain complain complain!! Not even directly to us either, I always happen to be outside when he goes off on a rant. I have a knack for that lol.
There is still quite a bit of work to be done on the exterior of the house. I’m not saying that this stuff doesn’t need to be done, but this week is one of the very first very few warm days we’ve had this year. When I have to limit myself to about twenty minutes of outside work time per day and this is the first consecutive week we’ve had where I’ve been able to get outside everyday and a lot got accomplished this week. I don’t understand why my home and the way I care for it is such an offense to this guy. It’s like I’m living in jr high or something. The rest of the neighbors are okay. I mean we’re not best friends or anything but we’re neighborly. It’s just that one guy.
Psh I’m actually kind of amused by the whole thing. Both the fact that he thinks he runs the neighborhood and that I’m apparently really annoying the crap out of him. I kind of want to get some of the most obnoxious gawky lawn ornaments and put them all over on his side of the house just because I can lol.
Anyway I haven’t had lunch yet and it’s like 5pm lol I need to eat before I fall over. Until later Bloggies!!