Warning–This is a rant–Go no further if you are happy go lucky at this moment. 🙂
I try to accept that not everyone shares our views on living clean and in tune with nature, but for those that don’t could you please just leave us alone? I get that my early morning gardening may inadvertently disturb your Saturday morning slumber and my overly planted flower gardens may make you feel less than productive. How you feel about your life does not concern me and you should not, by all rights, be concerned of what I think of yours…because I don’t (think about yours, that is).
It may be time to go find a property far away from “concerned” neighbors and gov’t officials with inferiority complexes. We have been requested to move our fence in 1 foot from it’s current setting, which it has been in since 2014, in an effort to appease the masses who dislike that we built a fence to protect our property from our neighbor’s dogs and their subsequent poop (Islanders do not build fences, some have guns or string lynch wires but no fences…etiquette rules). The one foot move requires us to hire someone to pull up 3 posts and dig 3 new holes to accommodate the 12 inch dispute over the three fence panels at the front of our property. That plus approximately 40 feet of planted flower bed that has taken over 3 years to establish. Yup, I can do that in 2 weeks, what’s vacation for anyway? I feel neon boat paint as an artistic touch going on the back side of the fence…it’s stylish no?
I am angry and it will subside. I know the little minds that thrive on creating these little inconveniences to others and they are sad little people with a special spot in Hell. We will move everything and we will make it pretty again and no one will ever know that it wasn’t our original plan…but us and you few who read this. A few weeks of work, a little money and all will be resolved. Not a big deal if only my other cheek hadn’t been turned so many times already that I am short of a fresh one to turn again. We have been granted until July 1st to comply with the move, as a November letter stating the removal was deemed unfair…you know with frost and all, might be hard to move plants and 4 foot deep fence posts at the moment, thanks so much.
Yoga, tea, ocean waves and maybe a little wine and all will be good in the world again. Sometimes when you are feeling helpless you just need to scream into the void.
There, done, thank you.