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October 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

To keep a long story short, new house sits on a golf course only separated by the golf cart track. Our side of the cart path has a huge water fountain and an elaborate six tiered waterfall with a Koi pond at the end, no actual yard. The other side of the cart path we consider our “backyard” as the owner of the golf course has shut it down and does not care for it at all. It is about the size of a football field and we take care of our portion (watered, mowed, fertilized, etc.) Neighbors have thanked us for our hard work and personal expense and several of them have been inspired to do a small portion as it affects their “backyards” as well.  

Needless to say, I was a bit surprised to have the neighbor from across the golf course standing outside of my backdoor with a broom and the ugliest little dog you have ever seen. She says it is obvious that our waterfall leaks and is leaving a slippery, muddy spot on the cart path. The previous owner always had crews out here, he used to keep the place so nice, but he didn’t work so I guess he had nothing better to do. She is afraid someone will fall and especially since her granddaughter likes to ride her bike here she feels it needs to be cleaned up immediately. She’s not blaming me, mind you, but would I mind if she used her power washer to work on it?  

Well thank you, dear neighbor, but I was not accepting any blame anyway. The waterfall does not leak, it has been thoroughly inspected, however, there is a small natural spring under the ground here and after it rains (like the entire month of September) it overflows and leaves a bit of a wet spot. It does dry up on its own. By the way, the previous owner had our company as his “crew” that used to keep the place so nice all the time. Thank you for your ringing endorsement. And I don’t mind at all if you want to clean the cart path. You obviously do not work, so you have nothing better to do. You have a good time!

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  • 1 Sue Lyons // Oct 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    that is hillarious

  • 2 Valerie // Oct 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I’m… confused?

    She used a POWER WASHER to clean up mud? Don’t power washers use water? Wouldn’t more water make more mud?

    Oh, wait! I’m sorry. I forgot what state you live in now. Never mind. Clearly, it’s the humidity.

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