Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dear Neighbor...

Dear Neighbor,
I wanted to personally write you a letter to apologize for the "eyesore" in our back yard. While it was not our intention to have the kids pool up this long, or for it to get "green" there were extenuating circumstances that pulled us away from the task of getting it drained in a timely fashion.

I started draining the pool 3 weeks ago and was diligent to drain several hundred gallons every other day, so as NOT to flood the yard next to us or behind us (yours). I realize my mistake and will make sure next year to siphon it ALL through the hose and let the water flood wherever it may, probably towards the back of our property, so this won't happen again. Anyway, when my husband was rushed by ambulance 2 weeks ago to the hospital, and then had to stay for 4 days, I lost track of this pool project and thus it looks the way it does now. I'm sorry.
Thank you so much for calling Codes and Compliance, the nice man and I had a good laugh that someone would call over something so petty. While the nice man could not tell me who the complaint came from, I recall watching you clear the bushes, and weeds from your back fence line (and throwing all the crap into our yard) thus exposing your new view to our yard, just days before the complaint came in. I'm not mad, I'm sure you had good reason to call, and I'm writing this letter to open up the communication between us, so next year when I flood your yard emptying the pool, you can just come to the cleared fence line and tell me your displeasure to my face.
Your neighbor with the "green" pool.


  1. LMAO! Gotta love neighbours. Flood 'er next time girl! We had neighbours putting in CONSTANT complaints about a piece of plastic flapping in our backyard, apparently waking them up at night from 4 houses down.

  2. That's awesome.Funny blog! I'm coming back to read more of your posts right after I burn off the pint of fro yo I ate last night. By my calcultions, it should only take 20mins. I come to this conclusion because I ate it in 5, and the amount of calories you can consume in 5 minutes maxes out at 200. :)

  3. i hope your husband is okay...

    i think the neighbor went too far calling Codes and Compliance. i agree petty. they could've just came and talked face to face.

    for some reason the picture i get of your neighbor, some grumpy old man, or elderly couple who has nothing better to do...

    it's sort of sad that our culture has become this way, that our closest neighbors are but distrusted strangers, alienated from each other by fences...

  4. Oh please tell me you really sent the letter to your neighbor!

  5. Things will be a lot better in this world if people only knows how to talk. But all I can say is... you go girl!

  6. I didn't send the letter, sorry. But it gave me an idea for a new blog of letters I SHOULD write. You can find it at
    Enjoy them, because I sure do enjoy writing them, lol.


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