Be Nice To Your Neighbours, Kids


All of a sudden, it's March - and I've been a neglectful little blogger, haven't I? In truth, there's really not all that much actually happening.

TTC has taken over my brain, and we're waiting around for our IVF appointment next week. The waiting, waiting, waiting is so hard. I hate this part. You try so hard to live your life and not let it be the sole focus - but when it's all you want, how do you do that?

Work is work. My Year 1 class are tough little nuggets, let me tell you.

The house has been wonderful - on the inside. Sydney weather has been so completely rotten - we've had rain constantly this year. That means that our driveway? Still isn't finished. Landscaping? Nope. That means we're living in a lovely house... that is surrounded by muddy, clay puddles. It's awful. I know it'll happen eventually, but it's a mess right now.

Speaking of the house, we've been so unlucky - we have been cursed to move next door to an asshole. He's been difficult for months on end now, even before we had built the house. He was rude to the builders, he parked his old, oil-leaking car in our space, and his evil wife even rang our site supervisor, screaming her head off... and pretending to be me. (Seriously - I've never been impersonated before. I'm torn between feeling flattered & incredibly stabby.)

Well, they've laid turf over our property line & are refusing to accept that. We've sent them survey copies, we've sent them the plans that prove the line, and they're having nothing to do with it. Jase went to serve them a notice of intent to remove the turf - they threw the written letter back at him and slammed the door in his face. He put the letter in their postbox & emailed it to them as well - and we found the soggy envelope thrown in a puddle on our front lawn today. Say it with me now... assholes.

Thing is, we try hard to be good neighbours. The one on our other side are fantastic - we've had a couple of wine and cheese nights with them, they've cut our hair (a hairdresser next door=fabulous) and we've cat-sit for them. We're nice people. We do the right thing. It just sucks when people take advantage of that. Well, no more trying anymore. Hopefully we'll solve this whole thing soon, so we don't have to have anything to do with them again. And we certainly won't be offering to loan them any sugar, should they ever need it.

Now... what's been happening with YOU lately?

P.S. I have two adorable kitties. Just saying.

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Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

Aw, KITTIES! Your neighbors are beyond bizarre ... who just screams and throws letters for no good reason? Cuh-razy!

heidikins said...

So, you've warned him you'd tear the turf up, so tear it up. What's he gonna do? Yell? Scream? Be exactly the same way he is being right now? So what? He has no legal recourse on you (as it's YOUR property), and if he does any recourse at all threaten a law suit.

Ugh, people.


Emilie said...

What a little sweetheart Evie is! And ugh, he does sound like a jerk. It will come back to bite him though, it always does.

Allison said...

Oh my word, that sounds so terrible! I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with your neighbors. I'm crossing my fingers that they chill out and at least leave you guys alone. Also, your kitties are adorable!

Angela Noelle said...

What a shame about the psycho neighbors--glad you have at least one good set! Good luck with your IVF appointment :)

Becky said...

I don't even have words for how much your neighbors are a-holes. Hope something gets settled/solved soon!

Mrs. Higrens said...

There really is not much greater a gift when you move into a new house than excellent neighbors. To abuse a shoe analogy, I'm so sorry that when you opened that gift instead of getting a lovely matching pair of sparkly heels you got one sparkly heel and one stinky old tennis shoe covered in fresh dog poop.

On the other frustration front, I completely agree and have nothing but sympathy. Watching time pass slowly just sucks.

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