I spent the rest of yesterday afternoon, weeding the border of my property where the "neighbors" hedge had been. I pulled a lot of dead roots out and evened out some of the ruts that my neighbor had left with his stupid truck. Anyway...the good news is that apparently it's against city ordinances to park anything - boat, car, anything in a yard. It has to be on a HARD surface. So even if my neighbor decided to pour a slab, it has to be 6 feet from the main structure, which is the property line! WaaHoo! No boat to look at! I also went out and chatted with him as he was pulling out the hedge and asked if he was going to also pull out the second higher portion of hedge and he asked what I thought. So I said that I thought it would make a nice screen. So luckily he left that part up....so now I'm just left with the issue of blocking out the view of his clothesline and defunct hottub.
So I'm working on my border flowerbeds and I was transplanting my little peach tree that was sun-starved in the backyard when this man pulls up at the end of the drive. He leaned out his window and yelled out to me. He said that all my hard work was looking really good and that it had been a long time since there had been anything like this around here. Then he looked over at my neighbors yard and curled his lip. I waved back to him and yelled a Thank You! That made me feel really good because all the neighbors yards are very nicely landscaped (except of course my neighbor to the North...but still, it made me more motivated. I have SO many OTHER plans. But Hey, gotta go and get back to work...more later!