Monday, May 7, 2012

Uhh Okay


Last night my neighbor told me she hates my sunflowers because they hang over the wall sometimes.
I won't show you the 36 freakin foot motor home they have jammed right up against my back wall. I say nothing. My husband said there went my chance. I am too nice I tell you. Too nice. I let her insult my sunflowers while she blocks the daylight from one side of my house. My momma didn't raise me to be rude like her momma did.

50 comments:

Beth said...

oh, that is just too silly. why do neighbor not have a clue. why can't we all be more understanding. if i seriously thought about everything that drives me nuts about my neighbors it would be such a tough life we would lead. but i hold it back & think what would Jesus do? your sunflowers are just gorgeous. what is the big deal?!!! if they are not on her property what is the big deal? live on. (:

Echoes From the Hill said...

Maybe she should get in her motor home and look for a change of scenery! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I love your sunflowers!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Chuckle, chuckle...you are definitely too kind my friend. But I would probably have done the same thing. Your sunflowers are gorgeous and make 99% of passersby smile. Ignore the 1% and plant on...How does this Friday look for you? Patty

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Sounds like we have the same neighbors. Camper and all. Blocks out our view and the sunshine. I was planting some bushes near the property line and he came over to ask me if I made sure they were not on his property. And I am too nice also. I did not bring up that he put his driveway on our property and part of his camper is parked in our yard. What is wrong with that?

It's All Connected said...

I hear you! My neighbour said I shouldn't have my teeny, tiny chicken coop where I do in case it smells. That's on the same fence line he built a big shed, a greenhouse, stores old windows, let a walnut tree grow (so I had to move my veggie garden), stores his boat with a big orange tarp AND has his rabbit hutch! I just laughed and shrugged. ~ Maureen

Lois' Laughlines said...

WHAT!!! who doesn't love sunflowers Maybe you should take her a big bouquet of them. Blessed are the peace makers. Does she know you have chicken?
Blessing to you.

Lois' Laughlines said...

WHAT!!! who doesn't love sunflowers Maybe you should take her a big bouquet of them. Blessed are the peace makers. Does she know you have chicken?
Blessing to you.

GardenofDaisies said...

I totally understand your frustration. We have a neighbor that is kinda like that. Gets upset if my lilac bush pokes one purple flower past the fence. Once he sprayed my forsythia bush (completely on my side of the fence by the way) with something that killed it. I was furious and made him pay to replace it. I wish you were my neighbor instead. I LOVE your sunflowers!!
(PS- I thankfully have really nice neighbors on the other side that help to make up for the one bad rotter.)

Emily Fay said...

I love your sunflowers! They are gorgeous and so cheerful! Have a blessed week ahead ~

laurie said...

I have never heard of anyone complaining about the beauty of sunflowers, that motor home blocking yous sun is a real bummer but she sounds like the type of person that if she knew she was annoying you she would enjoy it too much, maybe she will move!I would love to live next door to you, I'll buy her out, that way I can visit your chickens too!
Alas thats for dreams, I live thousands of miles away, you are the better person, she is that word that our mama's taught us NOT to say, (it starts with B)!!!

Kerin said...

Poor, poor woman.
She must be so miserable.. causing her to be a hater.

Perhaps she's a little jealous of your beautiful sunflowers; as I'm certain that she would rather have them to look at, than the motorhome~~LOL!

You did the right thing. Never does two wrongs make a right :)

Kill her with kindness.. :)

Grace said...

What kind of a person hate sunflowers????

I'm sticking my tongue out at her and saying "So there!"

You should paint her side of the fence safety orange.

(I'm staring 50 right in the eye so I'm too old to care if I'm immature or not. Lol!)

Kris said...

How on earth could anyone....ANYONE say that they don't like a sunflower leaning over their fence? That woman has a screw loose!!!!
Too bad you didn't think to say something at the time like, " Oh my gosh, you are kidding? I tell you what, you move your motorhome, and I will plant my sunflowers elsewhere? Deal?"

Suzan said...

Wow,
people have a lot of nerve. When we moved into our house I had never lived in farm country. I planted a long row of sun flowers. My neighborhood farmers had a fit. They informed me that the would gum up the farm machinery, when the birds scattered the seeds. I said oh, then I planted them again the next year.Lol

Annette T. said...

I love front yards with sunflowers planted in them. I'm sure everybody else in your neighborhood enjoys them. Something is wrong w/that woman for not liking them!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm with Grace...what kind of person hates sunflowers?? I love them.
Thanks for your comment at my blog!
Have a nice Monday.

Olive Cooper said...

I go with the kill them with kindness method. There is so much incivility already amongst us. The sunflowers are gorgeous.

Mica said...

who could hate sunflowers or flowers? I would enjoy your flowers hangin over my yard. I actually get to enjoy my neighbors wisteria tree totally in my yeard...but so beautiful when it blooms and they gleen from my apricot tree hanging over theres. How rude she sounds....sorry, but maybe better to zip it when it comes to someone like her, who knows what she would do back...sorry you have to look at her trailer crap. Have a great week. P.S Your daughters grad party looked wonderful, congrats again....Our party and ceremony is this Saturday!!! Huga Mica

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Well you can;t move them now and shouldn't....but, I do believe campers are movable. You are too nice, I might have said something!

Jeanne said...

I love your sunflowers! My Mom's neighbor does a similar type flower bed between their yards and we all enjoy it as much as she does.
Thanks for visiting my little blog and drop in anytime!
Jeanne

Tracy said...

I am so over being too nice. When she insulted your sunflowers you should've told her you hate her camper blocking the sunlight to your house. That probably would've knocked her down a peg or two. :)

planetpowers said...

I can't believe your neighbors attitude! How can anyone see a sunflower and NOT smile? How can a sunflower make you cranky? You are absolutely right about her mother. I agree that sometimes you have to be the bigger (and non-rude) person... but sometimes I think you should say something like "It's really amazing that they can even grow with your motorhome blocking out the entire sun". Smile and enjoy your beautiful sunflowers!

CraveCute said...

Love your sunflowers! You have choices, choose to ignore her or let her know that you are bothered by her motor home. Check your city ordinances to see if there is anything in there about Huge motor homes. Make sure you are within all of the ordinances before you start anything (just to be safe). If you are safe and she is breaking an ordinance start complaining to the city. Good luck. I have had a couple neighbors that I prayed would leave, eventually they did!

Renee said...

Ugh!! That was a bit rude! When people are rude to my girls, I just tell them that their momma never taught them manners...just like you said!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Sounds like she's a miserable soul.

Shelia said...

What a nasty lady. She should be ashamed of herself! Regardless, you showed love by not saying anything! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~~Carol~~ said...

What a sourpuss! She sounds very unhappy. How could you not enjoy the sunflowers and the butterflies and the birds that visit them? Can she rightfully park that motor home there, or is there some kind of town ordinance about it? Our town is very strict about those and boats too. Just remember this: You don't have to be friends with your neighbors. I've learned that the hard way, from being too nice, when I should have been calling the police every night. You have a very kind soul, and I hope you never lose it. I've just had way more than my share of horrible neighbors!

Molly said...

umph! I don't understand why anyone would complain about someone who has a beautiful yard and grows those beautiful sunflowers! Hopefully you don't have to see her very often!

Bonnie said...

Who doesn't love sunflowers? Sounds like she needs a mother. You took the high road. Hope you a wonderful week. Bonnie

Kathleen Grace said...

Really? Sunflowers offend her? Hmmmm. Bizarre. My neighbors used to have the biggest german shepherd I have ever seen. The goliath of german shepherds. They used to walk him over the property line to do his enomous daily doody. I never said a word, but one day she looked up as she held the leash while he relieved his big self to see me watching from the bedroom window. Busted. After that she walked him across the road to the neighbor on the other side of the street. Good for me, not so much for that neighbor.
Another time they had a big beer party and the power went out. I happened to see some of their guests taking a roll of toilet paper into our woods to, you guessed it, do their business. (These people have such class) After the party, I (carefully) walked out there, took the toilet paper roll off the tree branch it was hanging on and knocked on their door. She opened the door, I handed her the roll and said "next time you have a party I would appreciate it if your guests didn't use our woods as their toilet." She took the roll, apologised quietly and closed the door. We wave to each other, but I wouldn't call us friends.
Too bad we can't choose our neighbors...

Sandra said...

I agree with a lot of the commentors...who doesn't love sunflowers?

I'm constantly amazed at what people will say to others. Why would she feel the need to even mention it to you? Please don't let it bother you and enjoy those flowers! :o)

Susan S. said...

hahahaha...I popped into your blog from Cozy Little House and read your post about the Sunflower and had to laugh. LOVE your style AND your blog so I added myself as your newest follower. SO glad your Mama raised you right! :) Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston, TX

deb said...

I hate when that happens, teh perfect opportunity arises and nothing will come out of the mouth...happens to me all the time!
your border looks amazing and I wish you were my neighbor so I could look at it all teh time!!!!!

Ms. Redo said...

My Momma taught me to keep my sunflowers exactly as they are.

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Never trust a person that hates sunflowers, that's what I say. Give me a break, what is the world is wrong with that person? I guess I am so blessed, my neighbors are my father in law, my daughter, and a wonderful church that sing like angels when they gather together.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is why you are a much better woman than I!!! Wow.

Give me her address and I will anonymously send her an FDT sunflower bouquet!!! ;P

Cheapchick said...

I would fertilize them - in an effort to grow the tallest ones yet. Seriously, you took the right path. Cheers

Diane Writes said...

Sigh... I won't mind seeing sunflowers and having a beautiful front yard. But I believe you took the right decision, it's a more educated and human way to handle things. But at the end of the day, I believe those who are compassionate and respectful will be blessed.

NanaDiana said...

Your SUNFLOWERS are hanging on her side of the lot line? Seriously? I think you should put a clothes line ring on the fence line and hang all your underwear out there to dry!

My second idea? Buy a motor home that is 2' longer than the one they own and is a year newer. That'll show 'em!;>) xo Diana

Michelle said...

Sunflowers are a lot nicer to look at then a mobile home. Your adding beauty to her yard.

Andi's English Attic said...

I wonder where she goes in her camper? Obviously not to sit and enjoy the glorious views of nature.

I grew up with neighbours who'd share a cup of tea over the garden fence. I wish I had that kind now. xx

ImSoVintage said...

That girl definitely needs some sunshine in her life. She is probably just jealous of your green thumb. Tell her she is welcome to pick any that are over her property line. I'm sure she could use some of those pretty sunflowers in her house.
Hugs,
Laura

mary said...

Tell her to build a higher wall.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh sweetie, I know where you're coming from. I love sunflowers and you could come live by me and plant all of them you want :)
Hugs~Carol

p.s. go plant some more! LOL.

Our Country Bungalow said...

I love your sunflowers and I would be grateful to be able to look out and see their sunny faces every day!
~cathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm always too polite to speak up, too but the older I get....I might be able to now! heehee! Your sunflowers sure are pretty!

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Sunflowers Rock!

Precious said...

Sometimes neighbors just have no class. You are the classy one.

Karen @ THEBUZYBUG said...

PLANT SOME MORE!!!! HEHEHE I have the same problem with that stupid HUGE motor home!!!

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