Some things are just so obvious that when someone makes an issue of it all I can do is laugh. Laugh, and shake my head in disbelief. By know, I suppose everyone knows how I got the Chick Magnet stuck behind my house. Obviously, not among my finest moments. Still, I took it like a man and stepped-up to it. With the help of friends, we freed the van this weekend and I thought that would be the end of it (except occasional, well-timed reminders from Sue).
When Sue comes in with the mail last night, she tells me we received a warning from our Homeowners’ Association (HOA). I swear her eye twinkled in restrained glee when she told me. My mind immediately turned to my post earlier that day about getting a nasty letter for the amount of trash I take to the curb. Nah, that can’t be right, based on Sue’s seemingly smug smirk. What could possible be wrong, I wondered?
Sometimes I worry Sue can her me thinking, because right on cue she tells me the van in the backyard is a violation of our HOA agreement. I immediately think she’s bluffing. This must be her way of poking fun at me. A way to let me know that my idiocy will not soon be forgotten. Now, I’m not saying she was having fun at my expense but the sad news is we did get a warning. It’s like adding fuel to the fire! Now, I’m officially a doofus. I have it in writing.
What the hell? It was just four days behind our house! Which means they probably mailed it on Thursday or Friday. Did a neighbor report us? Did the HOA read this website and then decide to play a bad joke? I begin imagining the HOA staff (I know most of them all, personally… which makes it worse) creeping around like the Gestapo. Seriously, what would have been wrong with someone picking up the phone and calling me? Or knocking on my door?
So, what’s all my ranting leading to (besides the obvious embarrassment)? I received word that we a “go” for getting a small cement patio and sidewalk (hopefully wide enough to drive on) to the basement. I don’t know any of the specifics right now, but should hear more sometime today.