Tilting at Fences
About two thirds of the back fence actually belongs to our neighbor, Mr. Laundromat Landlord. Apparently many many years ago he had an argument with the people who used to own our house about replacing the fence: they refused to help pay for it. So now he won't even respond to phone calls about it. We've nailed wood on to reinforce it and patched it up over and over, but the thing is really at the end of its service life.
With the big storm, the fence is finally starting to give. It's now leaning over into our back yard, so it is now time to deal with it, as irritating as that might be, before it falls into our property and hurts somebody. You can see in this photo that there is quite a bit of rotation to that fence.
So this week we are going to push it over onto his property and build our own fence on our side of the property line. And if he doesn't like that, Mr. Laundromat Landlord can bite me.
posted by ayse on 01/05/08