Random Inkings

January 6, 2008


Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 6:13 pm

If you need a great laugh, read Wendy’s last comment to me about Condo associations. I read it to my mother and her roommate and we about lost it laughing. I would sooooo do that, but I think I’m chicken. Maybe I can get my daughter to do it. πŸ™‚



  1. I WAS laughing. She’s hilarious! I’m calling her for ideas when I need vengeance.

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 6, 2008 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  2. ah….but i am living the opposite of this. we live in a HOA neighborhood, but my neighbors don’t realize it. the lots are tiny, less than 1/4 acre and the houses are fairly big….2300 – 3000 sq ft. the builder had to really finagle the placement of our house so it would meet the set back codes. (we don’t like a big yard, so this is perfect for us) with houses soooo close together, no man is an island.

    we have neighbors trying to grow enough vegetables to feed a small nation. HUGE vegetable gardens. did i mention the deer problem? yep. they will saunter onto my porch to eat my flowers. they feel it was their land before we built the houses, so it is still their land….they tolerate our presence. so, back to the veggie lovin’ neighbors…..they construct these monstrous cages to keep the deer out of their vegetables. when the deer break through (and they always do), the people reinforce the cage with whatever materials they can find. the result is these giant patchwork cages constructed out of everything from chicken wire to that orange plastic fencing used at construction sites. ugly…..really, really ugly. if it were behind the house, i wouldn’t care so much. but many of these are on the side of the house so the children can play in the back. it gives the neighborhood a third world feel as you drive down the street.

    we have lots of people from around the world, working here for a few years at the universities or tech companies. when they go back to visit their home for 2-3 months, they don’t make arrangements to have their grass mowed. it can be two ft high by the time they come home. did i mention we have problems with copperhead snakes around here? yeah, they love that long grass.

    i was on the HOA board for 4 years. it was suppose to be 1 yr, but no one every showed up at the elections, much less volunteered to take over. we don’t ask for much. keep the yard neat. (i am *not* a gardener, so i have low expectations) don’t leave a lot junk in your yard where it is visible from the street. some guy scrap wood from nearby construction sites for his “projects.” well, it had been so long since any of his projects that grass was growing over the pile of wood.

    we try to avoid coming across as “hard core.” if someone’s yard is getting ugly, the first question is always, “hey, is everything okay?” stuff happens that puts yardwork at the bottom of the to do list. one of the guys on the board has been known to take his mower down the street to cut someone else’s grass….because someone else had their house up for sale.

    yes, many HOAs are little dictatorships. but i live in one where anarchy reigns. πŸ™‚

    Comment by mermaids — January 7, 2008 @ 7:56 am | Reply

  3. I have no idea what’s so funny. I was serious. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Wendy — January 7, 2008 @ 9:17 am | Reply

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