My $%*@!# neighbors!(Long)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickmamawannabe, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    I just had to get this off my chest. We moved into our current house a little over a year ago. For the first few weeks, it was great compared to apartment living which was what we had been doing the last few years. About a month after we moved in, the house next to us was sold, and our nightmare began. It started when they put 1000 watt bulb in their lamp post which shines DIRECTLY into our bedroom. They leave it on all night because they're afraid someones going to steal their koi(they breed them). Well, we finally got used to that, and then came the teenagers. They have 4 of them all together, most of whom live there full time. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old, and I'm afraid to take them outside most days, because of the amount of swearing that comes over the fence. The parents are just as bad. They have a 2 year old daughter, who is my daughter's only real "friend" since she's not in school yet, and she is such a BRAT, I can't stand it! All she does is whine and cry to her mommy, who does Not discipline her at ALL. She gets to do whatever she wants, including carrying our yard decorations around and leaving them in various locations, letting there annoying little dogs in our house(who by the way, already have unlimited access to our yard because they're so small they can squeeze under the fence), going up to my daughter's room and COMPLETELY destroying it, AND she's already taught my daughter to say shut up! I should mention that they are general contractors, and have been doing some work on our house, ONLY because they are doing it so cheaply. However, it seems that because we are paying them to remodel our house, it gives their kids the right to come over whenever they please to play with my kids toys, steal sodas and other drinks out of our outside refrigerator, and take vegetables out of our garden without asking, then throwing them on our lawn along with emptly water bottles, soda cans, and various other refuse. Our lawn mower has been at their house for weeks on end, as has my Mom's truck(my mom lives with us). In fact, they have put over 3000 miles on her truck in the last few weeks, which is more than my Mom drives in 4 months! Not to mention, my Mom paid to get it cleaned just before they borrowed it, and the front passenger seat is now ruined from something getting spilled on it. She also found a switchblade and a pack of cigarettes in her truck that had to have belonged to one of the boys(who are 14, 14, and 15). Well, not that I've even come close to scratching the surface, but I think that's enough venting for now.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Deep breath. Hold off til the work is done and suddenly need to be quarantined.
  3. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    LoL I lived in Canby for 8 city for me and further out I went......

    I do understand it is hard to be "the mean guy" when you are trying to be hospitable. But enough is enough. Don't let the anxiety build to them now...before it gets worse. You need to set boundaries and your rules should be respected in your house.

    I hope it goes better! [​IMG]
  4. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Songster

    Oct 23, 2008
    NC Piedmont
    Oh, you poor thing! I can certainly feel for you because I have had some very bad neighbors in the last few years (rental properties on both sides of me). But nothing like you are experiencing. All I can offer is let them finish up your house projects and then try to distance yourself from them if possible. Seems you are too good hearted and they are taking advantage of you.
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    When you let people walk all over you, you become a carpet.
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Gotta love neighbors. I got some neighbors that can't control their dogs and worse two neighbors that are on the state pervert list. I hope you can get your neighbor problems fixed soon. People are just not considerate anymore.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  7. apbgv

    apbgv Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Maybe super nanny needs to come their house and make em all behave:)
  8. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Wow! Gather your belongings, add boards to your fence and lock your door! You are way too tolerant. Find another handyman to do your work and toss the trash back over the fence. Build a water feature near the fence to help drown out their noise.

    Or move to the woods [​IMG]
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Plant Oelander along the property line from the street back tot he end. And make sure to tell them what it is and ask if they want some tea. [​IMG]
  10. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    Thanks everybody, I just needed to let some steam off before I blew up. I know I'm way to tolerant of people, I've always HATED confrontation. My Mom and DH are the same way. Maybe one of you needs to come over and give 'em what for! [​IMG] Oh, did I mention they don't clean up after their dogs, either. " It's so little, it just washes right into the ground" [​IMG]

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