I need your advice. I need for the Penelope Community to let me know if I’m just being normal nuts or over-the-top, somebody-stop-her nuts.
This is the view from my back patio window. And, let it be said that I spend a lot of time working and glancing up at this view. The neighbors that back up to our property (who are very, very nice, quiet neighbors) have this little ancillary building that peeks over our fence.
I have no problem with the building at all, though I do wonder what it is. Hottub? Greenhouse? Sound-of-Music-like atrium?
But that’s not my issue. (Well, actually it is AN issue, but not the main one.)
My issue is that one teeny tiny thing keeps catching my eye when I glance out my window. And it has every day for 3 years. Let’s look closer, shall we?
Let’s look closer even still. Do you see it? I bet you do.
Look. I’ve helpfully added a fuschia arrow for you.
It’s a plank of wood, just sitting there. Like someone was in the middle of work, went to get a sandwich and just stopped.
So, it grates on me. And this is one of those things I know is stupid. I know this.
And if I was really good friends with these people, I’d just work it into conversation somehow when we were…I don’t know…BBQing together.
Them: Boy, it’s great to see you guys. It’s been forever.
Me: Yes! Thank you! You know what else has been forever? The length of time that plank has been on the roof of your…atrium? Hot tub? Greenhouse?
But, alas, we don’t BBQ with them. Which leaves me to go knock on their door and ask them to go get a ladder and get that down. Because….um…I’M NUTS. That’s why. Because you have an insane person for a neighbor.
Tell me: would you just ignore it? I have for 3 years now, I guess I could continue to do it.
What do you think? I really need to know!