Monday, February 25, 2008

Looks Like We're Moving.......Again!

Ugh......I hate moving. You'd never believe it by how many times I've done it, but I really do. There is nothing I want more than to own my own home and know that I never have to move again, unless I really want or need to.

We've been in our current house a little under 15 months, and have had nothing but trouble since moving in. If it's not the nosy, nitpicky neighbors, it is the homeowners association. And you'll pardon me if I put a HUGE emphasis on the word ASS in "association". I really don't understand what the neighbors have to whine, er, complain about anyway. We are up at 6:30 in the morning and let our dogs out to pee.....and they are quiet little dogs who don't raise much of a fuss. We are all our the door by 7:15 am and are usually gone from 10-12 hours. When we get home in the evening the dogs get taken for a walk, and are let out again for a half hour before we go to bed. No big deal, right? Apparently, wrong. We've had 3 seperate complaints lodged about dog noise from this one snooty, irritating lady who lives across the back alley from us. Plus, we've been fined for running an office out of our home, which we don't.......and havn't for months.....but we still keep getting fines and notices for it. No one wants to bother coming and inspecting the house to see that we arent running a business from there. Heck, we're hardly ever there. Stupid neighbor lady. I really don't know what her problem is.

Ugh, so the bottom line is she has made our lives completely miserable since we moved in.....complaint after complaint that is completely unfounded and not followed up on by the HOA. They just blindly take her at her word and either fine us, or fine the guy that owns the house. Well, I guess the HOA has decided to hit this guy where it hurts. They have told the guy that owns our house that they are fining him $500 a month until we move out. Needless to say, we fully expect to have our months notice handed to us on the first of March.

I was really hoping that we didn't have to move until the boys were out of school, but I guess that is not meant to be.


Maren said...

Good grief! I'm so sorry! I think I've heard more horror stories regarding HOA's than good ones. I'm adding this one to my list. I'm glad that we only have to worry about the Plano yard police driving around every now and then.

Mindy said...

That is so rotten. So much for doing what you want in your home. I didn't realize you couldn't run a business out of your home.??? So you can't work from home? what a pain. let us know if you need help.

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