In the interests of neighbourhood harmony I was going to refrain from posting anything else about my fuckwit neighbour, I figured that if he (or his stupid family) ever saw this page they may take offence (in much the same way we did when he sent that moronic “you poisoned my trees” letter around).
However, desperate times call for desperate measures, and posting a whine on a blog is about as desperate as I get these days so here goes:
Several months ago we received a letter from council asking us to comment on the new construction approval they had received for the block next door. They had some concerns that the structure was rather large and the proposed construction method may cause concern to neighbouring blocks. In essence, they had proposed a 56 meter long transportable house which was essentially 3 full houses joined together by common walls and doors (lockable, I’d assume). This little scheme cleverly gets around the dual occupancy laws by joining the houses together, with the side effect that it will look like a demountable school classroom, a dodgy hotel or a cult complex.
“OK” we say, “to each his own, if he wants to live with his parents in a house that looks like a block of flats, that’s ok, AS LONG AS THE COLOUR DOESN’T MATCH THE SHED.”
So, rather than send a letter off to council to make sure/complain (because our OTHER neighbour had done this to us without first talking to us and we know how it feels), we had a neighbourly chat with the fuckhead (notice my change in tone from the last update, note though, that I wasn’t referring to him as “fuckwit” back then, however, from now on, I will, if the shoe fits….)
We expressed our concern over the shed colour (pink, you’ve seen it here) and he ASSURED us that the house was not going to be the same colour (the shed colour was a mistake, in his words, we agreed!). He told us at this time that the house colour was to be “wheat”. So, we left it at that, the house will only be partially visible from ours anyway, and as long as it wasn’t pink, we could live with it.
Yesterday the house arrived.