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  •  I don't care who wanders through my land (2+ / 0-)
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    as long as they don't destroy anything.  

    In fact, a bunch of neighbors and their guests have easement rights to a strip of my property.  In my state, I'm in no way obligated to maintain it--or even keep it at all passable--but I still feel guilty because I can't afford to fill a couple of foot deep pits with gravel.  Srsly, during the spring snow melt I joke about stocking them with bluegills.

    Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

    by Ice Blue on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:07:29 PM PST

    •  this brings back memories (1+ / 0-)
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      when we sold our old house that was in a cluster of five formerly family-owned acreage, all of a sudden the lawyers had to get involved creating all sorts of hell because we didn't have an official easement for our water lines.  If we had had to put in new ones, that would have involved digging up our mutual and commonly-maintained one-lane road, thereby inconveniencing everyone.  Fortunately the neighbor in front agreed readily to sign an easement right.  To top it off, the road was never officially approved by the county government.  Took forever to sell the house because of this.

      Oh, for Pete's sake!

      by sow hat on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:38:00 PM PST

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      •  Something like that's my worst nightmare. (1+ / 0-)
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        I already have one pain in the ass neighbor.  He's a man who thinks the anal retentive ordinances from his big city are federal law or something.  I tried telling him that's not the way we do things out here but he won't listen to me or anyone else unless they're wearing a badge.  He's already yelled at me a couple times for not keeping my 100 yards of dirt road clear of snow.  And, OMFG, I thought he was going to pop an artery when he saw my dog  poop across from his house, even though that half belongs to another guy.  If it was just him living back there I'd be tempted to leave my old junker of a red truck up on blocks in the road and snap a pic of him driving around it so I could get him cited.   Actually, if I pulled a stunt like that, LE would know full well I was badgering the guy and they'd be pissed at me.  One deputy told me that fully half their calls were for urban-rural clashes.  One of them was shot to death a few years ago over some damn trees.  They don't need any escalation.

        Other than him, the rest of my neighbors are tolerant.  When we get a dumping of snow they chip in and hire someone to plow it for us all.  They all know I'm destitute so I get plowed out for free.  In return, I don't care if they want to drive their snowmobiles through my backyard.

        Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

        by Ice Blue on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 04:09:39 PM PST

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