Tis the season to hate my neighbors, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
They burn their leaves and smoke me out, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
They wait until the wind blows my way, fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
They don't even get a permit, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
If it was only once a year, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
I could probably tolerate it, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
But twice a week is quite obnoxious, fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
I would like to call the cops, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Seriously now, if they were actually getting a permit and burning for a couple hours once, even twice a year, I'd be nice about it. But they seem to wait until the wind is blowing away from their house, directly at mine to burn and do it so often, rarely on burn permit day (Tuesdays) and we have to close our house up, and even then cough and choke for three days, at which time they start burning again.
And I will admit that after several years of doing this, the guy talked to me for the first time since we've moved in and said, "I wait until the smoke will go straight up and I burn hot and fast. Let me know if it ever bothers you and I'll put it right out."
While I appreciate the sentiment, IT ALWAYS BOTHERS ME. And he DOESN'T WAIT UNTIL THE SMOKE GOES UP they wait until it goes away from their house. And hot and fast doesn't indicate the EIGHT HOURS OF BURNING that takes place several times every fall.
I don't have an answer. But it does seem like they could rake one big day a year and burn once. We rake one big day a year and fill the landfill. I'd burn, but Hubs won't. I like the leave the leaves and let them rot method, but that doesn't go over well here.
Ugh. Ya gotta tell them. That's my vote (do it with a plate of cookies, maybe...)
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