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66HIPO&more
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Posts: 4244
From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-10-2006 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more        Reply w/Quote
Last summer I posted about being visited by the County Code enforcer and several police officers due to complaints by an anonymous neighbor.
At that time we had two non driven cars in a side driveway that weren't registered. Mike had been shuffling stuff from the garage to the back of the house and there were some old fenders and hood in a the back of our old pick up truck.
Also we had some club members over for a few days and were working on their car in the driveway.
Nothing was out of place for more than a couple of days.
The code agent told Mike complaints were made about "running a business" and numerous unregistered vehicles.
The agent said we couldn't even keep the engine hoist in the backyard - behind a six foot security fence. All tools and non-running vehicles must be inside.
Both cars that were not running were exchanged with other cars and he put away the parts that would have been put away soon anyway.
He explained to her that all the cars here belong to us and we have passion for our hobby and do not run a business. We have friends over occasionally that Mike helps out.
She told him not to help anyone out at our house, to pack up his tools and help them at their residence.

One Sunday morning during this same time frame Mike was running a grinder with the side garage door open. The parade of folks coming home from church went by. Within minutes two county Sheriff vehicles were at our house saying "someone" turned in a noise and doing business in a residence complaint.
The cops were decent and liked seeing the projects. They laughed about the complaint and said they told the complainer we can make noise between 7 am and 10 pm.

So to get to my point.
I think I found out who the complainer was.
Last week when we were loading the new trailer with INDY to go to Las Vegas, we moved the flatbed open trailer out onto the street. We live on the corner of a cul-de-sac. It was up against the curb about two houses behind us for about 20 minutes.
While I was directing Mike to hook up the enclosed trailer in the driveway, here comes the old guy that lives two houses behind us.
He yelled at me "Who do you think you are scattering your junk all over the neighborhood?" "Why do you have to put your stuff in other people's way?" He ranted for several minutes without letting me say a word. I tried to explain we were just shuffling things for a few minutes and would quickly have the trailer back in our driveway. His body language and the hostility and animosity were unreal. It was obvious he has a bug up his butt for a long time.
The trailer is licensed and can be on the street for up to 24 hours at a time. I'm damn near ready to go park it in his front yard.
I'm just waiting for the county agent to come calling with a complaint about the new enclosed trailer. If she harrasses us about it, she better go after the other neighbors with RVs and boats too.
We live in the un-incorporated County. There is no homeowners' association other than a few spiteful retired old fogeys who have nothing better to do than keep track of other's comings and goings.
I've envisoned a lot ways to get revenge, but the reality is that by living my life as I enjoy it and him being a miserable SOB, that is already revenge enough.
Why can't people mind their own business and let others alone?

J.

66HIPO&more
Gearhead

Posts: 4244
From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-10-2006 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more        Reply w/Quote
Bla...Bla...Bla...
Sorry, didn't realize I got carried away with previous post.
Anyone that actually reads all that rambling and ranting deserves a prize.
J.

68 Coop
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Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-10-2006 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I feel for you Joyce, neighbors can be the biggest pain in the ass. I only hope it gets better for you, but from the way this POS is, I see it getting worse from here on out. Want me to come up there and talk to the old coot??? I'll put the fear in him for ya, no problem what so ever.

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William
M&M# 4256
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68 Coupe
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3:55's/Trac-Lok

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

ccode67
Gearhead

Posts: 3285
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-10-2006 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
The best revenge would be to have several "beaters" for your daily drivers, of course mufflers and paint are optional (LOUD and RUSTY). It would be best if they didn't run very smooth either, maybe remove a plug wire or two. Of course, you need an early shift also, fire those babies up at about 5am and let them warm up real good before driving away, midnight shift would work well too.

indyphil
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Posts: 3394
From: Senoia, G.A. USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 10-10-2006 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
Joyce
I understand your pain.
Truth is that you live in the county. If he wants the protection of covenants he should have moved to a subdivision with a Homeowners assn.

Of course I wouldnt care about a bunch of Mustangs and cars, but I did choose to live in a subdivision with strict covenants.
I like it because I dont have to worry about senseless crap (like people painting their house purple) But the HOA (i am on the board) still has trouble with people like him or people who refuse to live by the rules. Truth is there are always complainers and whiners - you can never really get away from them. They either complain about others or they complain about the money they have to pay the HOA...

kwazykat
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Posts: 8279
From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-10-2006 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
yah.....sounds like the ol' buzzard needs someone to take his focus off you guys and turn it to himself..... crotchety fella is prolly miserable in all things.... how sad.... and what a nuisance for you!

everyday, i am sho' nuff thankful we live in the country with a little land around us....

kk

exlocal
Gearhead

Posts: 1552
From: hacienda hts., CA, USA
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 10-10-2006 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for exlocal        Reply w/Quote
I live in a condo with a homeowner's association. I think they are just a group of people that take in money and turn their deaf ears away. Yes, we have a board of people but the company that does the actually work doesn't care. We pay for landscaping that really sucks. We pay for security that won't even help me with dealing with neighbors. There are so many problems, but what can an individual do? The association just keeps raising the fees and do less.

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69 Sportsroof
Gearhead

Posts: 2814
From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-10-2006 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof        Reply w/Quote
That SOB wouldn't stand out on the side of the road and yell at me like that. Joyce, you truly have a heart of gold to have not trashed the old fart.

When we bought our house we were the new kids on the block. We tried our best to be neighborly since most of the other folks hade been there for years and were older retired folks or on the verge of retirement. Now, we're the ones that have been in our section the longest and folks never complain. Heck, we just know each other and try to work together on stuff. I can't think of anyone that would call the law without talking about whatever the problem was. Heck, that's what I thought a community was suppose to be.

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-10-2006 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Getting one's pound of flesh is poetic!

Had a neighbor who complained about my work. Having a car on a rotisserie in a one car garage?? LOL! Well, he caused me some grief and I was afraid to bring my newly acquired 68 Shelby home-it was apart and a roller. The zoning guy came and he was an a$$hole to say the least. Knowing someone is always a good trump card even though it cost me a C!

Bout a week later, my lady comes out in garage and says someone is smoking weed. Well, go out on pooldeck, look over fence(it's dark) and there's neighbor, kicked back on his patio, tokin' on a number!

All I know is, hospital's take a dim view of "weeders" and "cokers" and whatever! re employees-particularly those in the phamarcy dept! And heard that he flunked a drug test. Not good....for him.

They had complained of noise in daytime. Borrowed a good cassette recorder and recorded sledge hammers beating vise, laying into an 1/8" chunk of steel with a skilsaw and a carborundum blade, cutting up a roof section on a coupe,etc, etc!! Stones, Clapton, rap musice, dubbed in, etc.

Now at that time still owned 68 mellowyellow cv and it had dual Cherrybomb turbos with NO H pipe and they were LOUD! They got recorded too!

Mellowyellow sold, now a nice fully restored 66 cv in garage, floor freshly painted, garage spotless, etc. Had a "concert one AM at about 11, on a Sunday, and waited for police or whatever. Two green and whites showed up. They had a complaint, etc. and I also had a statement from the zoning board(The C-note trick) that contradicted the original complaint. Took them on a "tour" of my small yard, pool area, etc. Had no other cars there except driver.

They then went over to neigbor and cut them a ration! They finally moved.

New neighbors move in. Guy out in driveway with an 80's Nissan Z and another on side of house. Good neighbors!

Ol' country expression I heard in a bar, in Ill., one nite, just before two guys slugged it out.....
The soon to be winner shouted at the other...

You play f*** f*** with me and I play F*** F*** with YOUU!! Very short fight!

Dayam!! Just looked at thread title!!! I must be the CRANKY OLD MAN!

[This message has been edited by mellowyellow (edited 10-10-2006).]

68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 10-10-2006 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by exlocal:
I live in a condo with a homeowner's association. I think they are just a group of people that take in money and turn their deaf ears away.


We have a Villa, which is just an expensive way to describe a duplex, and have the same problem with the HOA. Bunch of Nazi bastards if you ask me. No offence to you Phil, just my HOA.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

mustangs68
Moderator

Posts: 27681
From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 10-10-2006 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't move anywhere anyone can tell me what I could do with my little piece of dirt.

How do you think we got that 67 Coupe so cheap,,HOA was on that boys butt 24/7.

I would have told them to piss-off,then painted my house Lime Green.

It just ain't American to have someone tell you how high the Grass should be and what color mailbox to put up!!!
Sam

Dave Gibson
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Posts: 10769
From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 10-10-2006 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
It just ain't American to have someone tell you how high the Grass should be and what color mailbox to put up!!!
Sam

Now you know why we refused to live in Base Housing.

Love our nice, quiet neighborhood where everyone waves and looks out for one another.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 10-10-2006 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Joyce, maybe you can get a big old tub of Preparation H, stick a bow on it, and pop it in his mailbox?

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