Yesterday morning I got out early and got groceries. It gets so hot here and I don’t think my stamina is quite what it was before the shingles episode. But I’ve read it takes quite awhile to get there.
I came home and made taco soup in my electric skillet.
You know I’ve been at the apartment complex ever since I moved in to fix the fence back. Well, that has never happened.
Although I did get Israel, when he was still here, to extend my fence into the guy behind my patio to give the tree another maybe three feet.
And that was against the rules. But I was kind of desperate and management wouldn’t respond.
Well, that was last summer, and the massive tree has already taken up that space and more. The fence is falling over again.
But what I’m most concerned about is the fence that goes out front. I just realized a few weeks ago that the other tree has started pushing that section over. And I fear my dogs will get out.
I have things piled up in front of both fences, and I don’t think the dogs can get past that. But the trees grow so quickly, and I just can’t keep doing that and solve the problem. Sooner or later the fences will just fall over.
We have a new manager. Yes, again. No maintenance man. I went in and talked to her last week and told her something needed to be done now. She said she’d work on it.
After I got back from the store yesterday, I called her again. I told her I’d have to consider moving if they didn’t get on this. She said she’d work on it. She wasn’t happy. But neither am I.
Working on it will pretty much mean the removal of the trees, which I hate. But I have to fence in the dogs.
And the owner so far has not gone for that. It costs too much.
He lives in Texas and a management company manages this 100 unit place.
Problem is, I really don’t want to move. And I’ve looked and looked, and there really just isn’t anywhere for me to go that I can afford that would have a fence of any kind.
I told my daughter that when Andrew gets closer to school age, I might try to move over there to help her. But it’s expensive on that side of town. No more in my budget than any place else really.
But the fact that the fence that goes out front could mean my dogs could potentially get out, rather than just go in the back yard of my neighbor behind me, means I can’t sit on this long.
The tree is against the fence about a foot up from the ground. So it’s not like trimming will help any.
What to do? What to do? I go round and round this problem and I can’t find many acceptable choices anyway.
I don’t need much room. But I do need a fence.
Anyway, that is what I’m worried about if you’ve been able to read between the lines.
So we’ll see what happens around here. Hope it’s something positive. And soon.