Things have been pretty rough on this board for the past few weeks, so I just wanted to put up a positive post for everyone.
Our neighbors moved in a couple of years ago and have two girls (we have two boys) and eventually we put a gate at the end of the fence so that we could run back and forth between our yards more easily, since we were using their pool until ours was built, and then they used our pool because they're having trouble keeping the chemicals straight (they're chlorine; we're salt, which is WAY easier to maintain, but that's for another forum). And we were always borrowing their grill and taking food to them or they were coming over to eat at our place.
And they are just as crazy as us! Right now they have a camper trailer in the driveway that they are completely gutting and renovating, so maybe they are just a tad bit crazier than us, us being four+ years into our home renovation.
Of course, we keep putting our stuff on hold for crazy projects like this:
From Drop Box
We tore down the fence and gate between our backyards (you can see the end of the white fence that we left up between the side yards) and built this fabbo tiki hut across the property line (we had the thatch professionally installed because it was the same price as doing it ourselves). We share the giant grill/rotisserie as well, it just happens to sit nicely on our old hot tub paver pad.
The RR ties across the middle are to keep the tortoise on our side - if you can see the small yellow hibiscus plant on the left edge of the photo, the tortoise is right next to a brick or something just to the right. He has to stay on our side because he can get under a couple of their other fences - we found him down the street after missing him a few days.
The dogs prefer to poop on their side of the yard, of course. The boys have to do poop patrol regularly anyway.
Right now there's a bunch of bananas hanging over their side of the fence and one on our side, but I'm not sure if they'll ripen in time before the cold stops them.
Our craziest project to date is the 1150 gal cistern that is under the coiled hose. You can see the one gutter downspout on the corner of our house, and they all feed into the cistern except the one in the front corner of the garage, of course. Just filled up last night with the light rain. We use it for filling the pool, watering plants, and washing the boats (I'm standing on the dock to take this picture).
The first thing everybody says is, "What are going to do if one of you moves or you get in a big fight?" I suppose we'll tackle that when the time comes. For now, that's a big joke and we were thinking about throwing a "big fight" party and inviting everyone on Facebook.
Best wishes to all who are moving and/or having neighbors moving, that you can have neighbors willing to help build something like this to share!