Okay. Up until four years ago, Bubby and I lived in a variety of places. We always had lived in a place where you could park your car in your front yard if you wanted to. All the neighborhoods were nice enough, there were just no CC&R's telling you what you could and couldn't do on your property outside of your home. We have totally gone to the opposite extreme now. We moved here out in to Mayscary...um, I mean Mayberry so that our kids could grow up in a picturesque place with an award-winning school a block away.
But really, how many neighborhoods across the U.S. are militant about their CC&R's? And how many are only militant to the very few that will not win any popularity contests? (i.e: me)
In addition to us not being allowed to have a trampoline (although we are surrounded by at least 20 other homes within a 5 block radius that do), our newsletter reminded us today that our cats must be leashed if they are outside.
Huh? That's right friends. There have been several complaints that cats have been up to their old nasty tricks again....hunting and eating birds. And we definitely don't want any birds dying in Mayberry. That could be seen as a bad thing.
The icing on the cake was when my husband overheard a couple down at our local mercantile the other night. I was listening to the band, Bubby was listening in on the latest CC&R Nasty-Grams that arrive on people's doorsteps. Want to know the crime?
Clover growing in their front yard.