Thursday, November 15, 2012
That's pretty standard. Right?
Well, not in my neighborhood. You see, I have this neighbor whose idea of dealing with the leaves that blow into her yard is to rake them in a pile and leave them right on the property line. She's done this every year since I've lived next door. We're going on eight years. Her hope is that traffic and the wind will blow those leaves away.
It works. They usually blow into my yard.
Now, to be fair, I do have a rather messy sycamore tree in my front yard. However, recently I had the tree trimmed way back. And this year I've already bagged ten bags of leaves from said tree. So, I'm doing my part.
I'm at a bit of a disadvantage. My neighbor is elderly so I humor her. But seriously, there's something a wee bit beyond eccentric when a person goes out after dark to rake the leaves into the property line piles you see above. There's also cause for a raised eyebrow or two when a person calls the superintendent of schools to complain that the leaves from the trees across the street at the middle school blow into her yard and inquires just what the superintendent intends to do about it.
It's not as if we have control over where the wind blows our leaves. Right?
So, while I don't intend to lose any sleep over the "Leaf Wars," it got me to wondering if anyone else out there has come across...er...eccentricities that make them shake their heads or sigh. Or maybe it's you who has the...issues. Whatever. Weigh in.
And since I won't get a chance to blog Thanksgiving, I want to wish you all a fabulous Thanksgiving. Stay safe and don't go too crazy on Black Friday if you venture out.
Posted by Kathy Bacus at 4:30 AM