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Cindi    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:08:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got to thinking about my neighbors complaint about my sign. One of her points was, the weeds had grown up around it obscuring part of the lettering, and folks could make the mistake that we lived in their house due to the proximity of the sign. So I spent an hour and a half out there with the weed eater cutting down weeds and cleaning up around it, even though it was perfectly legible even with the weeds, which would die out on their own in another few weeks.

Fred came home an hour later and found the sign ripped to pieces and laying on the other side of the road. Oh honey, it's on now. I tried to call and speak to the vandal and guess what, they hung up on me. There's maturity for you.

We called the sherrif's office and they sent someone out to document the 'destruction of private property'. Today I have to go out there and find the concrete markers and show these dumb bast*rds where their property line is, then I will put the sign back up which I will also document with the sheriffs office. After that I don't know. If they are immature enough to hang up on me, who knows what lengths they will stoop to.

Randy    Posted 08-20-2003 at 14:31:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On the other hand, it was really nice of you to clear around the sign and make it easier for whoever to get to it!

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-20-2003 at 11:22:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, Cindi, the neighbor doesn't know who she's dealing with...yet. (evil grin)

Pig manure under the sign when you put it back up sounds like a great idea. I thought of another idea - make sure the soil underneath is loosened, using a garden fork. Then, spread sugar or anything that will attract ants. If you are lucky, it will be fire ants and they will like the area so well they will build nice, large hills there.

If you have to contact her for any reason, do so with a registered letter. That way, she can't hang up and say she did not know. And be very careful of the wording to keep it legal-sounding.

I'll bet that.....    Posted 08-20-2003 at 08:07:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
iffen you had spread pig manure all around the base of that sign would still be standing! Use your local laws an hammer the heck out of don't nail her now what's going to be next?

KellyGa    Posted 08-20-2003 at 07:59:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I see it came down to her destroying private property, like I said she would, and then you had recourse. I can see this woman is going to be a handful, but I bet you are tougher than her. She has no idea what she has started, does she? :) Go put up your new sign, a bigger sign, hehe. Go get one of those big metal signs that she can't tear up, would be worth the money just to see her face, lol. Why can't she just behappy like everybody else and enjoy the country? I would kill to be out in the country,and she doesn't even appreciate it. What a drag she is, eh? Shes just gonna have to learn to get along and play well with others, lol.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-20-2003 at 07:43:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any way you can run power to the new sign and hang some 500 watt floods on it?


Les    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:49:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Somehow I think you are going to fight this one until you prevail. Go for it!

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:28:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mmmm. Well, you're perfectly within your rights, and if you have the energy to keep up your end of the feud, more power to ya.

I spent most of 15 years trying to get the neighbors, the town and the state to do the right thing about his sewage running onto my property.

Being the short tempered type, after only 15 years, I got mad, fired up the backhoe and dug up that portion of his leach field that was on my property.

Problem solved for the moment, but that don't mean the war is over...

Good Luck, and You GO, Girl!

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