update on crazies across the street
We met the neighbor on the left of us - small world, he graduated with my eldest son. He likes neighbors who say hello, are civil and mind their own business too. He has called the cops twice because of the screaming also. For the last few weeks it has been quieter, they don't emerge from the house until 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Now the entertainment for the street is watching these teenagers building projects: the completely demolished the 4 x 6 front porch (stair stringer, floor and joists and side railings - all wood) with a hammer, hack saw and baseball bat. Another mom brought an suv full of used wood, and these nitwits are now rebuilding a deck of some sorts to the side of where it used to be. 3' long 4 x 4 pilings put into 6" holes (no cement) not level, hammering 2 x 6, 8 footers on top of these, no center joist system. The neighbor next to them has called codes, no permits. I think codes is waiting til they finish and then yank it down. Til then - they're quiet, no fires - just free entertainment. Mind you - the "mom" is in the house all the time. It's comical watching teenagers with no common sense using only a hack saw, hammer and one power drill try and construct this thing.