5/1/07

Progress

Remember the dead tree that our neighbors didn't want us to cut down? Well, it's still dead as hell.

still dead

But guess what's happening on the empty 5 acres behind us? It's being turned into some sort of retention pond. To achieve this, the state has been busy clearing it out. Unfortunately, the dead trees will not be cleared out but the whole wooded area on the other side of our neighbor's house has been.

There used to be nice big trees where the dirt is now.

Our neighbor is pretty pissed off that "her" trees have been removed. I sat in the backyard and listened to the bulldozers work while I laughed my ass off today. I find it ironic that a year ago she put up a stink about taking down dead trees and now the whole treeline separating her house from her neighbor's is gone.

Ha-fucking-ha, I hope you enjoy your new view.

8 comments:

Mike said...

Am I seeing that wrong or if that tree falls will it destroy the fence? Is that your fence? If it is your fence and her dead tree leaning over your fence and threatening the life of your fence, you may be able to contact the county or the city to have the matter taken care of. Depends, of course, on local laws.

Chickie said...

Mike - You are not seeing wrong. It will destroy the fence. The fence was built in place (not panels of fence) so we will replace the broken pickets with nice ones on our side and shitty stuff on their side when the time comes.

We did call the city and they will only do something to remove it AFTER it falls.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Well, that's what she fucking gets for not taking it down. I'm glad her trees are getting chopped down, and I hope you get an ugly fucking fence for her side when that tree goes down.

Laurie said...

neighbors can really suck ass. i'm thinking at least 40 acres ought to do it. right?

patti_cake said...

Karma baby, KARMA! Love it!

bekah said...

It IS Karma. Ha. Beautiful.

Joey Polanski said...

What is it, exackly, that gets ... ummm ... retaind in a "retention pond"?

Mmmmmmm ... sewage ...

Chickie said...

Malnurtured Snay - Me too & we will!

Laurie - I could handle having just 10 acres. Just plop a house down in the middle of it. That would be so nice...

Patti_Cake & Bekah - I love it when it works.

Joey Polanski - It's not one of those kind of retention ponds. It'll just hold rainwater when we have too much. I hope to introduce a gator or two to it.