Thursday, March 14, 2013

Neighbor rant...

I've lived at my current address for 10 years, buying the house after my divorce. Several couples haved lived in the house to my left over these years. I've had pleasant relations with each couple. But now! A divorced woman has moved in and is a rabidly annal-retentive creature.  She measured "over and over 84 1/2 inches" and whacked my azalea bush where she claimed the property line is. Please look at photo #2 below and tell me if you think the property line is that far over. No, it is not! It does not make any sense that the line is that far over. Anyway, when I have money, I will hire a surveyor to ascertain the correct line, then I will put up a six-foot fence so that I never have to look at that woman again!  Two days ago, we had words over her actions, my resulting actions, and names were exchanged! Even if she is wrong, which I claim, I hacked off my bush to shut her up, even though blooming season is nigh.

                         (Note: Photos below do not show what I hacked off, just her action. I have since learned that a neighbor may not cut anything on another person's property without express permission which I have not given. Hmmmm....)
My neighbor's whacking product--

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Books on my very ambitious TBR list (*denotes read)

  • *Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox
  • The Odd Women by George Gissing
  • The Zen of Fish by Trevor Corson
  • How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell
  • The Cod Tale by Mark Kurlansky
  • In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
  • *Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  • Dag Hammarskjold by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
  • The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Rabbi Michael L. Munk
  • Children of Strangers by Lyle Saxon
  • Spiritual Writings by Flannery O'Connor
  • Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O'Connor and the Catholic Grotesque by Gilbert H. Muller
  • The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
  • Flannery O'Connor's South by Robert Coles
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  • Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey
  • *Vincent de Paul by Margaret Ann Hubbard
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
  • Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
  • *Ruined by Paula Morris
  • Say You're Not One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  • Wandering Star by J.M.G. Le Clezio
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • *The Assault by Harry Mulisch
  • Kari's Saga by Robert Jansson
  • *The German Mujahid by Boualem Sansal
  • Western Skies by Joseph Conrad
  • *The Giver by Lois Lowery
  • *Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski

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