I am not enjoying my neighbors, and they aren't enjoying me.These are the same folks that have had to replace my solar lights and required a new mailbox and serious work on their truck's paint due to us.
They chose to put in a patio right along our privacy fence. Their children play here, occasionally losing toys and trash over the fence. They party there occasionally on the weekend with loud latin music. They work on their cars there. And their little chihuahua barks at my big dogs there...I'm in the process of trying to get a hedge going all along the fence line but that takes some time. I don't hang on that side of the yard. It's hot and sunny and too noisy for my taste. The dogs will run to bark at them when they are near the fence line.
Yesterday my dogs were barking at the men as they revved/worked on their muscle car. I was annoyed and called the dogs. The second time they went barking in earnest I went to gather them to go inside. I was just too tired. This is when Dude called me aside in front of his friends to ask why I did not chain them up on the other side of the yard because they scare his children. He gave me the "I'm trying to be a good neighbor, but..." line that I'm sick of hearing...
My dogs are house dogs. They are never out when his children (and the extras at the under the table daycare) are out playing all day. They've never gotten loose (unlike the dogs he's failed to take care of and given away in the past) and when they are out, I am too. He says he's sick of them barking and frankly I'm sick of him..Candi and Janice took his side and said I was over eacting but I'm sooo over it! They wake me coming in late, they wake me leaving early for work. They drive a loud car and while she speaks to say hi (but no more) he never so much as waves and will only come with complaints.
We seem to be bothering each other and I guess the bad blood started with his truck. He wanted that new paint job pretty bad and I would not pay for one. Now he's getting on my nerves....So, which of us is the bitch? Thoughts?