Breaking the law – Homeowner Association style

Wow! Talk about embarrasing and humbling.

I opened our mail and saw “Covenant Violation – Landscaping” from the Belfair Homeowners Association. The box that was checked was “Edging”.

Now, I’m the first to admit that I don’t pay much attention to our yard and am so busy that when I get a spare moment I spend it with Karen and the kids but….I went out to check the yard and only noticed we may have FOUR little strands of grass extending over the curb. Talk about a tough crowd. I even used to serve as President years ago.

Now being the tightwad I am, I don’t even own an edger. I often joke (self-deprecation) to Karen that I feel like our neighbor, Steve Pesek, is “dad” because he has all the tools and oftentimes even edges for me.

Rather than complain to the HOA (which everyone usually does), I’ll just accept it as a “constructive criticism” and go clip those four strands tomorrow.

UPDATE: I have been told that over 40 notices were sent out in the neighborhood. Wow! At least I’m not alone.


UPDATE (August 31, 2008): No chance I was gonna go out and BUY an edger ( you know how cheap I am )! Fortunately, my father-in-law had one to spare and today he helped me get “compliant”. Glad that’s over. Would hate for that to come up two years from now during an election! : )