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Sunday, October 3, 2010

SO BLESSED!!

First, let me start out with why I needed help.  We belong to an HOA and we are out of compliance because we have left our garage door open all day too many times, we have "weedy" flower beds (their wording, not mine), our wing fence broke in a fierce wind storm 2 years ago and we haven't had the money to fix it, it appears as our side yard isn't finished, it is, but again its just rocks and we haven't had enough money to get more rocks to make it look more "finished".  Now, I take FULL responsibility for us being out of compliance what I don't understand is why our HOA has done NOTHING the last 6 years and is suddenly coming down hard and only giving people 30 days to get into compliance, I should send them an email, as my husband had his procedure done and cannot lift, pull or exert himself for at least 2 weeks.  Then again, I'm afraid that if I get an extension I will lose my fire to get it done in the 30 days but maybe on the things that cost money??
ANYWAYS, the reason I'm seriously SO BLESSED....   My aunt came out on Thursday and we got my front flower bed completely weeded, I finished a few things in the main front yard on Friday but yesterday I went to the gym so I was burnt out and sore.  My aunt had mentioned that maybe she and her 2 boys would come out on Friday, they weren't able to, so she said that they would come out today, so they did and we got SO MUCH done!! I feel so extremely blessed that they would come help and that we got so much done, I feel confidant that we can get all the weeds taken care of and we kept all the pieces from the fence and Andy thinks he MIGHT be able to fix it and make it work til we can replace the broken piece, and the rocks?? IDK what to do about those, we were able to buy mulch and bulbs so I want to get all of them planted and put down the mulch so my front flower bed doesn't get so "weedy".  I LOVE my family and I'm one lucky girl!

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

It's so great to have awesome family.

Tiffany said...

I would like to add a minor correction... the issue with the garage door. We don't leave it open all day. Apparently the rule is to never have it open except for temporary use...? lame. --Andrew--

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

OK....weird rules.
Yea for getting a TON done. I don't know what I will do when I have to worry about a yard. I guess my children will them become my slaves!!! Hahhahahahah (evil laugh)

Kristy said...

thank goodness I dont belong to an HOA..lol

lizy_girl said...

What kind of rocks do you need? We have some we are cleaning out of our back yard. Also, We might have spare fence parts. We moved our gate last year... anyway, I think their might be leftovers... I would have to ask Adam.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

What a pain! I'm so glad we don't belong to an HOA!

How very nice that you have family close by that's willing to help you. :)

You may be able to find the kind of rock you need on craigslist. Rocks are posted in the free ads all the time around here. Might it be worth checking?

Curt, Colleen, CJ and Cassidy said...

So our renters had parked their RV on the side of the street and our neighbors complained. I know which neighbor it is because they called us about it. We received a letter from the HOA saying we have 30 days to move it or we will be fined. We forwarded the letter to our renters which told us they have now moved it. Well long story but the point is, our neighbors complained to the HOA and said that they will not pay the HOA fee any longer if they don't start enforcing the HOA CC&R's. I think that they are cracking down now so that the HOA will stay intact. I think that it's a little out of hand but what do I know?? --Colleen

The Peterson Family said...

FAMILY....What would we do with out them?! I, once again, know exactly how you feel. There is never enough time and/or money. Being a Mommy and Wife, our work never ends!!