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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
We moved way, WAY, out in the country for a reason!
Peace and quiet when we want it is one of the big ones.
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
Happy memorial day... it's raining here... i just got triggered by my neighbor... here we go...
Does using a leaf blower in the rain to blow off your driveway have some secret benefit that I'm not aware of? Is it just the therapeutic nature of starting up a blower EVERY DAY and listening to that baby "purr"?
I've watched a neighbor be totally manic about his blower for years now, multiple times a day, in the rain, on the roof, on the roof in the rain... you name it...
....but recently when factoring in all the new construction in our area (roads, water lines, sewers) he's been especially jerk-ish, blowing GIANT clouds of dust and dirt on present construction crews and directly into neighbors open garages. This dust gets EVERYWHERE inside and out.
Oh and never mind that we are knee deep in a respiratory pandemic right now and maybe shuffling around hydrocarbons from gasoline, animal droppings, spores, fungi, pollens, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, brake-lining dust, tire residue and heavy metals, might not be worth a perfectly dusted off driveway and street (that the rain took care of anyway btw)
At what point does maintaining a lovely property cross over into straight up neurosis.
I'm not anti blower, they are a valuable tool that can lighten the workload of maintaining a property. I use one, but sparingly because I am highly aware of it's annoying nature. But this guy next door is just being a nuisance and looks like one bored nut.
Thank you, that is all... back to the bbq.