It was a yard dispute, something about lawn clippings, planted saplings and unraked leaves of all things. And yes, people can really
get ticked off about such stuff. You obviously don't live right next to other people woody, or you'd get the gist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/us/p ... -says.html
This kind of dispute is as common as dirt. Some neighbors can be downright assholes. In fact, I'm going to end up in a dispute with one of MY neighbors. That neighbor has been piling up bark mulch against my west cedar fence for years, like it's her own personal retaining wall, a fence that sits on MY side of the property line and which I paid for. She doesn't own one stick of it. That mulch is now 8 inches deep against the fence and is currently rotting the wood and on her side, my formerly 6 foot fence is now short enough that I can see over it, less than 5 feet tall. Plus they put in a giant basketball court in their back yard when they built the house and didn't grade the slope right or put in proper drainage between our properties.
Now I get their
water runoff in my yard AND their
mulch against my fence and they refuse to do anything about it. The couple's got the money to solve the issue too, so they're being lazy jerks. I went to talk to her the other day and nicely requested
that she tell her yard guys to pull all that bark away from my fence so that I could get my contractor in to replace the fence, thinking that they had accidentally piled it up when putting in new stuff. Low and behold, she was doing it on purpose
(which I didn't know) and she refused to move it, saying that having it that deep kept it from washing away. She also had the gall to say that she didn't like the style of my newer fences on the rest of my property and to please match the old style, so I'm stuck and now very PISSED OFF. I can't replace my 20 year old rotted fence because I'm certainly not going to have my neighbor use a brand new fence that she didn't pay for as a retaining wall for her mulch, again
. Now I have to go down to the city inspectors, find out the grading and fence codes and talk to them about the issue and I may even have to retain a lawyer to get things solved and it's probably going to cost her far more than if she had just moved the bark and regraded her property like a good neighbor. No one is going to be happy about things now.
Oh, by the way, they're both Republicans.