U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-18-2019, 09:26 PM
 
8,333 posts, read 12,085,277 times
Reputation: 18570

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ariadne22 View Post
Well, now I've heard everything - and I believe it. There is no limit to human ingenuity when it comes to disrespect for the property of others.
I agree, but we're probably not referring to the same thing.

I find it sublimely ironic that the OP created a thread to complain about his neighbor trespassing in his front yard, while at the same time patting himself on the back for trespassing on his neighbor's property in the past to disable an exterior light affixed to the neighbor's garage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-18-2019, 09:52 PM
 
519 posts, read 197,355 times
Reputation: 1794
If your wife hadn't come home to find the yard sale trespassing in your yard you'd never know. Do you wonder what else this neighbor does when you are away? What other liberties might be taken weekly? Are you missing packages? Mail?

Weird neighbors suck. You have my sympathies.

On the other hand they may think you are weird for unscrewing their light.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2019, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
32,755 posts, read 20,637,892 times
Reputation: 47298
A yard sale? On a Wednesday? During working hours?
__________________
____________________________________________
My posts as a Mod will always be in red.
Be sure to review Terms of Service: TOS
And check this out: FAQ
Moderator: Relationships Forum / Hawaii Forum / Dogs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2019, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Haiku
5,001 posts, read 2,814,754 times
Reputation: 7288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikala43 View Post
A yard sale? On a Wednesday? During working hours?
I was wondering the same thing. Something odd about this whole thing....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2019, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
32,755 posts, read 20,637,892 times
Reputation: 47298
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoByFour View Post
I was wondering the same thing. Something odd about this whole thing....
I filed this under "Things People Never Do".
__________________
____________________________________________
My posts as a Mod will always be in red.
Be sure to review Terms of Service: TOS
And check this out: FAQ
Moderator: Relationships Forum / Hawaii Forum / Dogs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2019, 11:47 PM
 
694 posts, read 211,691 times
Reputation: 1983
Quote:
Originally Posted by MI-Roger View Post
My wife said over the weekend that she would like to move, and specifically mentioned a home on a small lake with a pleasant view. Build a small home just for the 2 of us, and enjoy our final 20-30 years there.

I think I found the perfect lakefront lot last year. Still for sale! The opposing three sides of the lake are wetlands or steep embankment that cannot be economically developed, and the lake is one of a string of 5 lakes. The next closest lake is "Trolling Motors Only", this lake can use larger motors but is too small for crazy stuff. Those boats need to travel through the canals to the other three lakes. Located about 40 miles away in the area where I spent the first 18 years of my life. I don't have an http copy of lot photos to post.
sounds really delightful. Congratulations. Maybe you can post pics later? I often wonder about building a lake house for retirement. But usually old people need hospitals, so you need to make sure there is medical care close-by.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2019, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
2,561 posts, read 3,761,208 times
Reputation: 5083
Quote:
Originally Posted by upnorthretiree View Post
Roger, come to beaver island! Think how blissfully hard it will be for family to visit you there!
Two former bosses, a husband wife team whom I worked for at two different companies (one employer each) recently retired and moved to Middle Bass Island in Lake Erie. Ferry boats in the summer and old fixed-wing puddle jumpers in the winter are their only means on and off the island.

Not for me, sorry.

Unfortunately the ceaseless cell phone calls would not stop either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2019, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
2,561 posts, read 3,761,208 times
Reputation: 5083
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikala43 View Post
A yard sale? On a Wednesday? During working hours?
The husband works from home. Employment takes many different forms in today's working world.

It may have been pre-arranged pickup of Facebook Marketplace sales, I didn't ask. Regardless, all the furniture was distributed across our yard for sale/pick-up rather than their yard/driveway/garage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2019, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
24,479 posts, read 18,224,127 times
Reputation: 28748
Quote:
Originally Posted by MI-Roger View Post
I was planning to post this as a hypothetical situation, but Hey! It happened to us today just as written below.

Lets assume you were planning to have a small scope Yard / Garage Sale to rid yourself of some unused furniture.
And the day or night before your planned Sale Date you learn the Home Improvement Contractor your hired to replace all your windows will be on-site the next day.
So what do you do?
  1. In your wildest thoughts would you ever consider staging your Yard Sale in the next door neighbor's front yard after they left for work?
  2. And would you plan this sale to be on the same day as a Quadruple Garbage Day? Garbage, Yard Waste, Recycleables Pick-up, and Brush/Limbs for the Chipper?

My wife came home at lunch today to let the dog out because we both had late meetings which would delay our normal afternoon arrivals, and discovered the neighbor's Yard Sale in OUR Front Yard!

Oh well, time to go outside and move the front sprinkler, now that the neighbor has moved his van from in front of our home. Grrr......
I would never think of just "setting up shop" in the neighbor's driveway. That's asinine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-19-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,941 posts, read 27,110,529 times
Reputation: 20758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ariadne22 View Post
My neighborhood has been changing the past five years or so as older neighbors die off and homes are sold to 30ish couples w/small kids. Boundaries??? They never heard of 'em. Not for parking (in front of my house when there is plenty of space in front of theirs), or where their kids can play, or obstruction of public walks - right now a swing overhangs the public walk to the house north of me.

I resorted to planting 12 arbor vitae along my front yard north property line last year to keep kids and balls in their own yard - seeing as their parents had bought this property w/no back yard, expecting our adjoining front yards would be a perfect playground for their three kids and their friends. Of course, they never asked. Unbelievable gall. We became the bad guys for asking that boundaries be respected - both for parking and soccer/football/baseball - you name it, they never heard of ball they don't have.

But - gotta say......those twelve trees made quite a statement for the entire neighborhood - a wake up call, as it were. This year, of late, everyone is much better about where they park - and the kids are now playing ball so balls fly in the yard of the neighbor to the north of them. ...lol...

So, in answer to your questions, yes, it is probably time to look for a more appropriate environment where others will not infringe on your space.

That I am increasingly surrounded by people not like me - and that I am getting older - is causing me to consider a move. No clue where to, as yet.

We started parking in front of the neighbors house when they parked in front of ours. The kids are all older and all five of them drive. The mom loves to park in this one spot in front of her home. I get home earlier and when her kids were parked in front of our home, where we always park, I took the moms spot. It did not take long to notice that the kids were parking further down the road.

As far as the neighbor kids using your yard, That is why I love fences. We will be putting one in next summer. I have been wanting a fence that surrounds our lot. Currently only the back yard is fenced in. We are allowed to put upto a 6 foot fence between the homes, that can come out to the home closest to the street. Luckily for us the neighbors home is closest to the street. In the front of the lot you can have a fence that is 42" tall between the property lines and in front of your lot up to the sidewalk. Additionally for us, we have a manicured lawn and the neighbors don't always cut their grass. My wife is all in because of the neighbors dogs using our yard to take care of business.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top