|The other fence that did get replaced.|
Why do fences, always get good neighbors all pink and pushed in? Just the mention of it...
On the other side of us, are my favorite neighbors. Young family with 2 girls, one high school and the other in middle school. The dad goes fishing on the Sacramento river every Monday - He does tend to be cheap...even his wife says so!
A couple of years ago, our "good-neighbor" side fence needed to be replaced. So we had to go in together for a new fence. Being nice, people as we are, we allowed him to pick the fence guy, all because the guy would use screws, instead of nails. 1 year later, the fence is starting to fall apart. It can be patched, here and there. His dogs like to chew at the bottom fence boards through to our side. So we keep patching our side.
Now, we have 3 sections of fence, that actually should have been included with the original fencing replacement but our neighbor did not want to do it ($$$$$) so we let it go. NOW the fence is about to fall.
The neighbor had just gotten back from 2 glorious weeks in Hawaii. He also had just been visited by his black neighbor, about their shared, "good-neighbor-fence. His share about $1000.00
ENTER the husband who was not aware of this other fence.
Neighbor got really upset - and told my husband that it was our problem, not his. My husband, said in a calm but forceful way, "NO it is OUR PROBLEM. We share the fence." The neighbor said he would give it some thought.
I believe they parted semi-friendly - no huge hard feelings. I just hate conflict.
So, the husband went to Home Depot and basically did a mickey-mouse fix-it-job, until next year. If we don't have any strong winds, it should hold up until next year.
To be continued....