I hate my neighbors
My fiance and I rented a very nice house in the country. Sits on about an acre. The landlord leaves us alone (haven't seen her since we signed the lease) and also takes care of any problems with the house right away. It is a beautiful area, used to be very peaceful. However, recenly some new neighbors moved in next door (bought the house) and they are annoying the h*ll out of me. It is a shame too because they are a young couple around our age with a 2 year old daughter (my fiance has a 9 year old son that lives with him full time). They seemed nice enough in the beginning and I guess they are still "nice".
First of all they have a dog that they allow to run loose most of the time. Normally they are outside and will yell at the dog to stay in their yard if they see him wandering off. They only own maybe a quarter of an acre of ground so not a lot of room for the dog (large mixed breed) to run around. However, they seem to encourage the dog to run around in OUR yard. Yesterday they were throwing a tennis ball for the dog and throwing it out across our driveway and into our yard. I really don't want them encouraging the dog to use our yard as it craps all over the place and most recently in flowers I just planted this weekend.
My fiance is on friendlier terms with the neighbors than I am- he gave them some firewood for a bonfire and when the guy was trying to find his septic tank my fiance helped him dig around to find the lid. The neighbor also came over recently and asked my fiance if he could borrow our shovel so he could cover the septic tank back up. They have also thrown a large antenna on a pile of blocks our landlord has near the property line (but on OUR side of the property) The guy told my fiance he put it there so he could mow his grass but has NEVER moved it. My fiance doesn't want to make waves with the new neighbors and is generally more laid back than I am anyway. So he just says they are hurting anything.
Last night my fiance's son saw a boy his age at the neighbor's house and went over and asked if he could play. They said ok so they played for about an hour. (It was their nephew). So then the kid comes to our house to play (which was fine) and is there about half an hour. The kids are in the house and the woman from next door (she is 30) came over and I was in the bedroom and the kids were in my fiance's son's bedroom and this twit doesn't even knock on the door, she just opens it an walks in and yells to the kid "get out here it's time to go home!" and waits for him. I find that incredibly RUDE and offensive. You don't just walk into someone's house without knocking, especially someone's house you've never even been inside!
They also annoy me with their costant burning every single weekend and this past weekend they kept letting off fireworks. (just the noise makers) Now I don't care if my neighbors let off fireworks all day on July 4th but in the state I live in they are illegal and there is no need to let them off just to make noise! Also their dog chases our vehicles up our driveway every time we come home. The dog gets so close to the front tires if you just drifted to the left a little you would run it over. This infuriates me because # 1 control your damn dog! #2 I accidently hit a dog (at night on a freeway) last year and I was traumatized by it. I felt horrible. I don't want that to happen again.
My fiance says if the dog runs in front of him and he hits it he's not going to lose any sleep because the neighbors should control their dog.
I did tell them not to throw the ball for their dog into our yard yesterday. I said it nicely but i'm sure they took offense to it. I just don't understand why people don't have any common courtesy toward others anymore. I don't expect perfect neighbors but these yahoos just irritate me to no end. We've tried to be neighborly (my fiance invited them over to a cook out, I invited them to bring their daughter over to see our kittens, my fiance has helped the guy out with a few things etc. I just don't understand why they think it is ok to walk into your house without knocking, and let their dog use someone else's yard as it's personal playground and bathroom?