The new fence being erected by the "new" neighbors will look something like this when completed - I would assume. When I moved here almost 24 years ago - I went out of my way to OPEN up my property, removing an old stockade fence, which was warped, full of termites, and UGLY. I also removed many ugly bushes and dying trees - thus ending up with a very nice extra lot.
All that is coming to an end - and their fence, whether you call it a "stockade" "privacy" or plain old "wooden" fence is destined to be an eyesore at some time in the future. So, as mad as I am about the situation - I am convincing myself - it is something I will have to get used to. Now my warped mind is running wild with all the endless possibilities of how to deal with "my" side of the fence.
Thedaughter and I were on the deck until very late last night, tossing around ideas.
Starting some ivy growth came to mind first. Thedaughter asked me how do we do that..and I replied "hell, I just come up with finished ideas" and we will have to research ivy growth now. I could start the process so it will look good on my side, but by golly - it may just start climbing over the other side into their view - ahhhhh!!! Too bad!
I could maybe, find some old windows and flower boxes and decorate it so it has an outdoor/whimsical flair. But considering I kill flowers and green things on a regular basis - I will have to go all "hoopie" on them and fill them with PLASTIC flowers.
One commenter said I should plant trees that will ensure the droppage of massive amounts of leaves - in the future. Hmmmm....a possibility, but I honestly don't wish to deal with leaves that may miss the mark and head my way!!!
An idea, one that thegrandson would love - would be to give him all kinds of paint - and just let him "have at it!" A little graffiti, a stick figure here and there - it wouldn't be a work of art for the ages, as his artistic talent is not developed yet. But this could be a very challenging an interesting project for the little tyke.
This is my favorite...inviting all my gay friends and they their friends - and paint it rainbow colors. I wouldn't mind having a rainbow colored fence to look at - but with the thought of revenge in mind - they would truly not be affected.
My ultimate - most favorite idea...to mount very bright lights to the corners of my house facing this side lot - and then utilizing the yard as a new entertainment area. I mean absolutely, knock your eyeballs out of your head BRIGHT lights - that my be forgotten to be turned off at night, lights.
In reality, I will take this one day at a time. But this does not mean that I cannot have all these "interesting" ideas rolling around in my head. Many neighbors I have spoken with, are totally shocked that these new neighbors are literally "dumbing down" their very expensive purchase. Trust me on this...I have not accused them of being smart. For a family that thought they had a large parcel of property, by placing this fence - and a separate chain-linked area in their back yard (for the dogs) - they have depreciated the piece of property, that should in all reason, appreciate with improvements.
I spoke with a former neighbor of these people, and was informed that they NEVER cut their grass and the property was cluttered with "stuff." I should hope that any future changes they make will not start to depreciate all my neighboring properties either.
We have been threatened with rain for a couple of days...but nothing here yet. Maybe today, because there is all sorts of "green" stuff on my weather map.
I have a couple of major projects to start, but I honestly can't get motivated. I was going to start one this morning, but I slept wrong, and if you remember, I have stated before....after my triple bypass surgery, my breastbones never "knit" together. I was allergic to the wire or something, but the bones overlapped during the night, and I can't get them back in place. Sounds stupid, I know....but I have to throw my shoulders around till they separate. My life sucks sometimes...!
Have to catch up on the news now...so catch ya.......later...................
**p.s. If anyone has any other great ideas regarding this "fence" - don't hesitate to let me know.
Personal Update – 3/26/2017
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