Living in close proximity to others takes something special. Especially the ability to overlook minor annoyances.
Hopefully your neighbors will all be polite, and thoughtfully quiet. Hopefully neighbors will maintain their little piece of the world. Hopefully neighbors will be considerate of you privacy. Hopefully neighbors will properly supervise children and pets. These are the basic requirements of good neighbors.
Recently, our very good neighbors have been busy with home improvement projects. Their seaside colors and nautical design are not our taste, but to each their own. Our neighbors long for the beach. Everything is well maintained. What more can we ask?
Our neighbor’s most recent project was sorting and reorganizing. Their new storage is attractive. But….
From previous experience, I have learned our complaints are meaningless. I don’t want to start a battle after six years of living peacefully side by side. However, I am distressed by the pile of trash that has developed behind their storage and just off my backyard. Adding to my displeasure, is that this pile has accumulated just as we have taken more active measures to sell our home. Who wants to buy a home overlooking a trash pile? Even a neatly bagged trash pile does not show off our home to best advantage.
We have offered the use of our pickup truck, and our assistance, to transport the pile to the dump. None of us know where the dump is, nor how much the fees will be. I believe more than one trip to the dump will be required.
I may have found my next dream home. I am anxious to move on, but we can’t move until our current home sells. Cross your fingers, send up prayers, and wish me luck. I need all the help I can get.