Good News

Over the weekend, we heard that the complaining about our neighbor yielded results. Our neighbor has been told his lease is not being renewed.  He is to be out of the apartment by 1-July.  And, I guess our complaint resulted in him apologizing to the other tenants in the building. I’m rather surprised really.  I…

Ganging Up

Over the weekend, we met some of the neighbors that live in the four-plex next door. They have done a great job keeping up the yard and such, and we offered them some of our left over compost for their gardens. They started asking us what we thought of the neighbor closest to us –…

Neighborhood Bully

When we first moved into our house almost 10 years ago, there were really no kids in the neighborhood.  Or, kids under the age of 12 is a more accurate statement. The neighborhood was a combination of rentals and new owners.  The longtime owners had already raised their kids and were empty nesters.  But even…

Day 88 – Neighbors

Next door to use lives a man.  A single man.  He is in his 60s, I think.  He lives in the unit closest to our house in a quadplex. I have a love-hate relationship to this guy.  He loves kids.  He can be kind.  And, he cares about his unit and how the front of…

Save a Tree

Each year, our company embarks on its annual Sarbanes-Oxley or SOX audit.  Anyone who works for a publicly held company will likely moan when they hear SOX…and it’s not the good kind of moan.  And, the higher up the chain you are, the more you will feel sucked into the vortex that is SOX auditing….

Too Fast

We have a great set of neighbors around us. Many of them are like us – and in some cases, they even have kids the age of our kids. We are happy that the parents around us have a similar philosophy about child rearing. The ultimate desire is to let the kids be kids, so…