August 4, 2019

You know that day destroys the night

The Hitler Youth that run the Homeowners Association here in the neighborhood have been on letter writing campaign ever since they were hired a year or so ago.  I have received threatening missives regarding my mailbox post color, my trash can placement, and algae growing on the side of the house. I should admit it is really multiple letters. I painted my mailbox post to the appropriate color last summer. 

Seig Heil mofos.

I finally moved my trash cans so they can no longer be seen, even though they could only be seen from exactly one part of the street if you looked for them from the neighbor's driveway. 

Seig Heil mofos.

I first got the algae letter last November. They were not happy, nor too cooperative, when I told them there was no way I was going to have high pressure water sprayed on (and thus under) my siding in the dang winter. I got another couple of written admonitions this spring. You may recall we about 18 straight weekends of rain. Then the weather turned nice and I forgot about it except when I mowed.

Then I lost my job. 

I got the "clean it by Friday or we're gonna sue" letter early last week. I called the nice firm that runs things to explain I am out of work and got a real sympathetic "too bad have it done by Friday" in response. 

I had tried the spray on chemicals before without success. I power washed it myself only to see the green return in a month or so previously. So I called professionals and paid to get it done right. I even have a guarantee. 

I was told by a neighbor who is on the neighborhood board the company they hired to manage the day to day operations gets paid for every letter they send. They are owned by a lawyer, so he gets costs and legal fees if they get to sue. the previous board signed the management contract so they cannot get out of it for five years. 

Seig Heil mofos.

Yeah, I don't know why the line spacing changed and I don't know how to fix it. 


Jan said...

There were no--or few-- HOAs in Indiana when I lived there.

You can't go home again.

Practical Parsimony said...

I thought HOAs were a board of members, not attorney-owned. Stupid HOAs.

Cappy said...

I see France has folded, as usual. Tonight the HOA marches on the Sudetenland!

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

PP, they're not attorney-owned. Joe made it clear that the board (actually the previous board) has offloaded responsibility for day-to-day operations to a management company under contract. One assumes that this contract allows the management company and its lawyer(s) to run roughshod over the residents without much recourse to the board.

I'd say if that contract doesn't have a any-reason-90-days-notice-and-out clause, the board that signed it should be hanged.

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