She's a little nutty, & it's amusing to laugh at the crazy things she does. And once again, she didn't disappoint today.
She's at war with her neighbors - but she's the only one who thinks so. Shortly after we moved into the house where she lives now (10 years ago), she & my stepdad were making some improvements on the backyard. They built a new, bigger deck & garden area. These neighbors, who I will admit are a little off, approached my mom in the backyard one afternoon to adress their "concerns" with the home improvements. While I can't recite the entire conversation, I can tell you how it ended.
Crazy neighbor: How would you feel if someone new moved in & suddenly made all these
Crazy mother: I don't really fucking care how you feel.
I think it's safe to say any cordial, neighborly relationship was over at that point. From then on, my mother spied on them through an upstairs window, & Mr. Neighbor purposely threw sticks & shoveled snow into our yard.
Well, not to be outdone, my mother had a fence built - down only one side of the yard, which happens to be between these two houses. Really mature, right?
After that, she continued with her spying, but they were powerless to throw random things into the yard anymore. That's pretty much how the relationship has continued over the better part of a decade.
She spies so much that she knows all the following informaiton:
- Where & when they grocery shop
- When they are planning a birthday party for their children
- When they are having medical issues
- When the couple separated, & ultimately reconciled
And the saga continued this evening, when my mother attended a school board meeting.
Why you ask?
Because Mr. Neighbor works for the school district, & they are planning to make spending cuts - so she wanted to know if he would be fired.
She seriously needs to get a life.