I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but the house we recently purchased is brand new. Its located in an existing neighborhood, but the section we live in is currently being built up. This means that a lot of the lots around us are empty and about to have homes built on them. The houses on either side of us are already built, as well as across the street.
There are, however, a few lots at the end of our cul-de-sac that don't have houses on them yet. We knew this when we moved in. We figured that someday the builder would sell those lots and they'd begin to build houses down there. So it should come as no surprise that there are backhoes, tractors and bobcats driving through our backyard all day, right?
I'm totally serious. They drive directly through our backyard several times a day.
Let me explain.
Our lot is large, so about half of it was cleared for the house to be built, which means that the other half is wooded with a little path along the backside where they accessed the water main.
The front of our lot (where the house is) has been sodded and the back 40 (where the path is) was seeded before we moved in. Well, the builder has been using this path to access the lots down the street.
It didn't really bother me until I realized that when they drive through they're leaving large ruts and divots in the ground.
I mean, seriously, people, this is OUR property. That sign in the front yard, you know, the one that says "Private Residence" applies to our backyard as well as our front! There's a perfectly good road in front of our house that you can use to access the other lots, please do so!
I guess there is a downside to living in a brand new house, after all! :(
1 day ago