Since my wife asked me in a polite but forceful way to please remove the "yard art", I went out this morning with every intention of complying with her directive. Just as I walked outside, the code enforcement gentleman pulled up again. Guess my sign jerked the right chain! He is really a nice guy, said I am completely within my rights to have this junk in the yard, but since the jerk called again, he has to come check it out. Well this visit changes everything....
obviously the jerk doesn't get the point. So its off to the tire store for some dead tires and Home Depot for some dayglow spray paint.
I worked furiously on the new planters / yard art and new sign, Suzy gets home at 2pm and not only did I not remove this idiocy as instructed, now its doubled in size and is dayglow. My belief is that her fury is is a small price to pay for setting a bully straight... Yes, I AM that stubborn.
Anyway many people slowed and honked, giving me the thumbs up, some even stopping to take pictures. All but one old man down my street who just this last year gave me a long disertation on private property rights and how the neighbors had faught him when he built his shop ( which he ran his business out of, a big can't do around here) behind his house, a fight which he won (this happened well before my time living here). This man slowly drove by and gave me the finger! I guess private property rights only apply to him.
So here's the latest and hopefully last of the big member contest. I really want to get back to building my bus.