What is it about neighbors? No matter where you go, there’s someone who just drives you nuts. I’ve been reading recently on amygeekgrl’s blog about her neighborly misadventures. Fortunately, she is now rid of the girl gang that’s been roaming her neighborhood. The house was sold and the trampoline promptly dismantled.
We, alas, have not been quite so lucky. You may have read about our annual celebration, Yarnell Daze earlier in this blog. Well, it seems that one of our townsfolk got a little too into the spirit of the Wild West. He proceeded to get drunk as can be then decided that it would be a great idea to go outside and repeatedly fire his AK47 (yahuh, you read it right) into the air. Oh, did I mention that he lives across the street from us?
Now, we try to be the live and let live types, but this was just too much! We ended up having to call the police on the guy. The fellow pleaded guilty and was convicted of Disorderly Conduct with a Deadly Weapon, a Class 6 Felony.
Yep, we are truly out of the suburbs now. Gone are the days of neighbors looking down their noses at my cilantro growing in the front yard, houses that are required to all be painted in the same color scheme of beigy taupish grey, and sadly, pizza delivery.
Ah, at least the air is clean. Maybe I’ll step out for a breather. I’ll just make sure to put on my kevlar suit, first.