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I'm Officially Pissed Off

We returned home today to a message from the landlord on the answering machine. It seems that the county has, once again, noticed D's total lack of care about the six foot high weeds in our back yard. Instead of doing the basic yard maintenance, he's catting about, helping one of his new lady friends prep a room for a new tenant. Thanks a bunch.

We have until May 14th, then the county comes and *inspects*, and if it's not cleared up to their satisfaction, they have a crew come in and do it and bill the landlord, who then raises our rent.

I have been commenting about the weeds for two months now. Am I listened to? No. He'd rather play Sir Galahad at someone else's house.

It's not like we don't have the tools needed. We have a gas powered weed whacker, and he know where to get parts for it if needed. We got that one year because he dawdled because it was wet, and he didn't want to risk electrocution using the electric one.

If it's not done by next weekend, *I'm* gonna be out there, with the fucking weed whacker, trying to cut the crap down. Ever see a gimp with power tools?

Next Saturday is a yard work party, I think. Gatorade, chips, and beer, then dinner when we're done. Contact me if you're interested in watching this gimp while helping with yard work.

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weofodthignen
May. 2nd, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
Damn. Wish I could help. I've never used a weed whacker but I am deadly with shears and a mower.

However, beware of guys with magic whetstones.

M
maida_mac
May. 2nd, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
If I was closer, I'd SO be there.
jemyl
May. 2nd, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
Kiddo, if I could even figure a place for Bill and Gma to stay for a few days, I'd even come out and whack those weeds and you know how bad I am about being out to do yard work ----- have you considered calling Petey Bow-wow? He is really good with yard power tools and I'd bet he would want to help. Damn! I get Gma's and my places cut for $25 each about once a month. Tell D he is also on top of my shit list, not that he cares. LOL Love you -- and I know you will get it taken care of.
treecat
May. 2nd, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
If I get half a chance to post what's been up with me the last couple weeks and especially the last couple days, you'll see just how much I can relate to this!

Let me know the details, I think I will be able to help. Kind of a passing on for some of the help I've gotten with my own recent hell. I think I know how to email you contact info so you can tell me where and when.
siliconshaman
May. 2nd, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
How about napalm ?

No seriously, a mix of a fuel like veggie oil and some emulsant, eg a fat like lard. You mix the two until you get a sorta runny paste. paint it onto an area and burn it off. Do it checkerboard pattern, one square at a time, and then go back and burn off the odd squares. [thus creating fire breaks].

It kills weeds, sterizises the soil so it kills any dormant seeds and tap roots, and the ash fertizlises it again.

Slash and burn gardening, the only way to deal with stubbon weeds [oh and immense fun too!]
ravan
May. 2nd, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, it's against the local air quality regs to do trash and agro burns. Not that we wouldn't love to do that to the goddamn ivy....

Plus everthing's too dry already - it would get out of control way too fast. That's why the county fire marshal is snarling politely at our landlord, who in turn is snarling at us.
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