Neighbors: The Saga Continues...

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  1. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Last weekend, I posted here about my neighbor who soaked a pile of wood from a tree he cut down with gasoline and nearly burned down his house. Here's an update...

    He and a friend got out in the yard this morning and cranked up the chainsaw (at 8am, because if they're awake everybody else should be too, right?) and started hacking away at the tree they took branches off of last week. But of course, they didn't tie anything off to guide where the trunk would land, so I was lying in bed when I heard a huge crash.

    Turns out the tree trunk fell where it felt like falling and flattened the guy's metal shed.

    Can't make this stuff up.

    - D
     
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    But it made a sound?
     
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    That sounds like some redneck action right there.
     
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    Look up "chainsaw accidents" on yoochoob.

    Hope you're not busy for a month.
     
  5. StrangerNY

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    God, I hope not.

    The tree that took out the shed is on the far side of their yard, further away from our house. But the other tree they stripped is right next to our fence line, and close enough to our house to do real damage if they decide to mess with that one.

    And we have to be out of here around noon today. I guess I'll spend the afternoon worrying about our roof.

    - D
     
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    You should go over and ask what kind of insurance they have:eek:
     
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    I bet breakfast beer was involved before they cut the tree down
     
  8. imwjl

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    I think there's only one good solution to help insure neighbor quality. You have to save up and pay the price for a better neighborhood. Even then you have to remember we're (homo sapiens) pack animals or close and work stuff out.

    At first it was scary when we did that sort of move. Now about 16 years in it seems like the one first class ticket we've bought in life that's truly worth it.
     
  9. StrangerNY

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    We're actually in a pretty nice neighborhood, been here 18 years.

    The neighbor in question moved in last year. I really don't think he's malicious, I just think he's not thinking things all the way through.

    He was very apologetic to the fire department after three trucks showed up to put out the fire in his yard last weekend. :rolleyes:

    - D
     
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    well, it makes sense to worry about your roof. the neighbor sounds pretty dumb... and he is gonna keep making mistakes. It will be interesting to see what he does with the tree he cut down (will he burn it in the yard) as for the shed, that is a blessing in disguise, he'll have to haul it away, so, he can't store explosives in it.

    At least he isn't lazy, right? his yard isn't overgrown, so I guess that is good.

    And, your insurance is paid up, and a new roof is a new roof!
     
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    Okay, our two newest neighbors are also new to home owning and DIY so some coaching has been needed but we don't have the truly crazy stuff we've had earlier.
     
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    LOL!! Instant karma strikes again.
     
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    I have no neighbors to my immediate north or east, so I'm kind of lucky, living on this spring fed creek with lots of wooded acreage.

    My neighbor right next door to the south is a solid citizen, and he notifies me if he's doing any tree trimming or tree felling.
    (Probably so I can help out, which I always do.)

    The neighbor directly west across the road from me is a bit clueless.
    He's not yardwork-savvy, if you get what I'm saying.

    Doesn't mow his yard often, and does a really ****ty job when he does get around to it.

    I think he's getting a divorce and moving out soon, so there's that to look forward to.

    ;)
     
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    Sounds like a Darwin Award winner in the making.
     
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    Here's a little story about the kind of neighbor we've all become.

     
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    Get a security camera rigged up, ASAP. Maybe several. The clown likely has no insurance or inadequate insurance, so contact the cops and a lawyer with your concerns ASAP, too.

    Sucks, for sure. But you gotta be ready.....
     
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    in the US and A, you can't have a mortgage without insurance. Only a few people own their homes outright, certainly not this guy, so, the chances that he doesn't have insurance is pretty small... like nil.

    If he is renting, the homeowner is still on the hook.

    If not, your own home owner's insurance would kick in.

    If you call the cops, they will think YOU are the problem (because, yeah)

    this would be a full on Karen move... right now, the OP is riding the wave of the new 'dullard' thread, if he does this nanny stuff, he will become the karen of the neighborhood.
     
  18. StrangerNY

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    Right. I'm all for a man's home is his castle, all of that. I do projects here, and it would suck if someone called the cops on me for it, so I definitely get that.

    But from what I've gleaned from the guy, they moved out here from Queens, where even having a yard is kinda rare.

    It could be that he thinks things like removing trees are easy, or he doesn't want to pay the going rate to have a pro come in and do it.

    But it's been quiet over there for nearly three hours now. Maybe flattening his own shed has given him pause. Gotta hope so, anyway.

    - D
     
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    Directly across the street neighbor has bobcats. Living in the house. But he's "the guy" that everyone talks about, y'know, like "i know a guy"? welder, contractor, knows his stuff. and has a feline alarm system.

    His next-door-neighbor is my colleague at work. Who drove me to ER after the dog-finger-tip-removal incident.

    My next-door-neighbor . . . after the questionable folks sold . . . is one of the daughters of the guy 2 years ahead of me in HS, who was quarterback, Mr. HighSchool etc. That was in Fort Worth, we're in Abilene.

    Dude puts me to total shame: two grown sons, coupla grown daughters, Has a trailer and a family yard service, meaning, they drive around each saturday and do all of the kids yards.
     
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    Take your Marshall stack outside
    and hook it up to your weed whip and turn everything up to 10!!

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