We live in an older neighborhood. Both literally and figuratively. There aren’t many kids around and of them, Cassie’s close to being the youngest even at the old age of 9. If having a name attached to it is a requirement for a neighborhood, then we may not even qualify to be considered being one.
There are a lot of things that I like about our neighborhood… no cookie cutter homes that were all the rage 10 years ago and we have land. Just over a half acre, but even that’s unheard of today. We live on a cul-de-sac where, for the most part, we all get along and even get together a couple of times a year for a good, old-fashioned potluck. There’s no better place to be on the 4th than in our cul-de-sac… having a couple of law enforcement agents as neighbors means we get to pop off the good fireworks… none of that crap you get in the WalMart parking lot.
But, one of the the things that I hate is that since there is no HOA, we don’t have someone to run around and shove notices in mailboxes when people start getting a little carried away with things. We have two houses – in prime location (meaning – you can’t NOT see them when you pull in) that are nothing short of an eyesore. The one on the left looks like a used car lot – they even park diagonally to fit more in. I’m not sure how many family members are living there but on any given day, there are at least 8 in the driveway.
Then we have the house on the right (and directly across from Bob’s Tote the Note) who at last count has six cars, a fully functioning RV (yes, it’s plugged in and being lived in) and a land-docked pontoon boat:
Every day I pull into our neighborhood, I see this and it’s driving me nuts. I feel like I’m living on Redneck Lake without the joy of the water. I had a brief moment of hope a couple of weeks ago when one of the trucks was backed up to the boat. Hooray! They’re taking it home! To the lake! No such luck. I swear to you, I think they were just moving it to a more permanent location and now it sits on blocks.
I guess it could be worse. I could be my friend Ann who lives directly across the street from both of them.
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