Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PORCH SAGA II

It seems like it was just yesterday when I moved into this loony bin compound. Let's take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?

Do you remember when I posted about my porch, and my neighbor from hell? And how bad I felt when I decided to tell her I didn't want her crap lovely plants on my side? And remember how indignant surprised she was that even though I thought her plants were beautiful,
I was allergic to all of them? That was in March.

This is what her side looked like then.........
Fast forward to today.....

Now, it's her side, and God love her if she can cram one more spider plant or creeping charlie on there...but her plants are infringing on my carbon footprint!

There was one thing I didn't document back in March. That was because I had no idea there was a sleeping, giant, PURPLE KILLER PLANT lurking underground! But take my word, this plant sprung up from nowhere and started choking my tiny under-nourished hedge. My hedge is the only friggin thing I want bordering my side of the dinking porch. I want it to grow higher, I want to keep it neatly trimmed and happy.

But this purple stuff, to the delight of my neighbor, flourished! My hedge cried out for help. Yesterday, I mentioned to my neighbor in passing, that I was going to remove the purple stuff, but since I knew she had planted it, I wanted to let her take it out if she wanted to plant it somewhere on the compound else. She thanked me and said she didn't really want it, but I could take it out if I wanted to. I was surprised that she seemed so pleasant. Thank you nice neighbor!

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE! I love opening my bedroom curtains and blinds in the morning!
Since my bedroom faces the east, I don't pull the blinds up until around ten.
Holy mother of all things sacred!


My neighbor must have worked all night gotten up at the crack of dawn to dig this stuff out!
This is the view from my car.

I guess she's leaving it there until the landscapers come tomorrow. Yeah, it's not their job so I will probably pick it up and take it to the dumpster.

But readers? One thing never changes...My side is still plain and bare. This has to drive my neighbor crazy.

13 comments:

Cortney said...

Such Drama!

I again want to point out that you tagged me regarding The Mole so I started watching it and now you never talk about it. I think it's the girl. She always does this big drama queen thing about how she's gonna quit or how she's getting kicked of this week and never does. It HAS to be her!

Lori said...

At least it's not garbage all over her side of the porch!?

Jason said...

Neighbor problems send me right over the edge. There's nothing worse. Well, okay, almost nothing.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

In times such as these there is only one real question to direct how we respond:

What would Rita do?

Grandma J said...

CBW, Rita would totally out-do the neighbor, and the neighbors would look like weeds in comparison. I am so not the apple off rita's tree...more like the pit.

Pumpkin Delight said...

I agree, neighbor issues are a big pain in the a&%! I have a neighbor who has 5 automobiles and they are all parked in front of MY house. But they're your neighbors so you have to be careful about what you say and do. I am impressed that you dealt with the porch issues. I'm not that brave.

Rebeckah said...

That plant is ugly. I am glad you told her you wanted it down. Way to go, Grandma J. Since you are so good at dealing with life's nuisances, please come to my job and talk to my boss. She is driving me CRAZY! Really, truly crazy.

CATHY said...

Less is more.. Your side looks refreshing.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Introduce your neighbor to 'Blogging'...maybe she won't have time to take care of the plants and they'll all die!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

"her plants are infringing on my carbon footprint" is the best line I've read all week.

Mom on the Run said...

Your side makes me want to sit down with a book and a cold drink. I think I would be too distracted to read on your neighbor's side...very cluttered!

The Dorsey Boys said...

Hmmm... I don't see pics of your CO grandkids?

Katrine said...

My neighbor had that purple crawly stuff. It is next to impossible to get rid of! Good luck with your fun neighbor!