Sunday, September 13, 2009

Worst night

Tonight I was sitting at home minding my own business. Before I tell you what happened, I’ll give you a small back story. Our next door neighbors son seems to think that our town home community is a car mechanic shop and has taken it upon himself for the past 3 weeks to work outside all hours to fix his friends car. There has been constant exhaust roaring, tools being tossed and loud noises being made. Geof and I have turned the other cheek to this, when we should have called and made a report weeks ago.

Onto the story; I was watching television and relaxing with the dogs when I heard a commotion outdoors. I looked out the window and to my horror saw the neighbor’s “car project” engulfed in flames and pushed out so that it was completely blocking Geof’s car and partially blocking mine. The concrete ground was even on fire from the oil. I dialed 911 and started panicking. Should I grab the dogs and whatever I can and run in case our house catches on fire? Should I try to at least get my car out of there? What do I do? I ran outside and the police were yelling for me to try and get my car out and I was shaking like a lunatic. My other neighbor guided me out and I was able to move it. I stood on my other neighbor’s deck and watched and waited for the fire department to get the hose going and put the flames out. They finally did and towed the car away.


Not the actual car, but this is what is looked like 5ft. from our cars. I kid you not.

I know that I should be happy that everything worked out and I truly am, but can’t help but be so upset by the lack of respect demonstrated by my neighbors. I really appreciate that they left the fireball of car in back of my house with our cars right there. Real nice. This is just another reason I cannot wait to own a single family home. I’ll be lucky if I sleep a wink tonight.

P.S. What is the matter with Kanye West? Honestly.

39 comments:

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Oh my gosh! My heart was pounding while I read this post, just trying to get to the end to find out that everything was okay!

How awful! Some people have no consideration for others or their property! I hope they at least apologized to you after that happened!

I'm glad that you, your cars, and your dogs are okay! Crazy!

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so glad that no one was hurt and you got your car out okay but I would be furious!!! Have you contacted your landlord about this kids total disrespect? Maybe there is some kind of rule in the lease that says this isn't appropriate.

Hopefully you can get some sleep tonight and I hope you had a good weekend besides that fiasco.

XOXO

Christina said...

Seriously?! That makes me so sick to my stomach!! This is not right! I hope you can do something to prenvent this from happening in the future. This is stress that you don't need. I wish I could say something more helpful, but I have no idea what kind of recourse you can do to prevent this from happening again. Ugh! So sorry! This is really scary, but I am glad you and your cars are OK!

Grissell said...

OM goodness! That is just crazy! Nice how they left it right next to your house... what a bunch of idiots.

We have single home , it was good for awhile but now we have neighbors who are so disrespectful. Noises all hours of the night. They let their babies cry all night every night. I can't wait to move out of our neighborhood. We had 7 years of great living then this ... ughhhhhh

I am glad your home and cars are ok and of course you...it is just amazing the lack of respect people have these days.

Grissell
stay-at-homemomwhoknew.blogspot.com

April said...

OMG - I was just watching the Kanye West re-cap video ... what a jacka#*!! Seriously!! Poor Taylor Swift!
And about your lovely neighbors ... oy!! I feel for you, girl!! Glad your car made it out okay!

short southern momma said...

Oh my gosh! Glad everything worked out OK!! Hope you are able to get some sleep! = )

The Queen of Clearance said...

Kanye is a horrible person. seriously. poor little taylor swift. This story was so scary. Something similar happened to us at our apt. I cannot wait to get a single family house as well. Im sick of other people messing with my peace and quite!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

That is definitely a horrible night - I'm so glad nothing happened to you! And what horrible neighbors - I would be sooo mad! And yeah, Kanye West is officially off his rocker.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow, I'm so sorry. I'm just glad everyone got out safe.

And seriously, what IS wrong with Kanye West? A$$hole.

Melissa said...

OMG how scary! I'm so glad everyone is safe and your car is OK! I would have been really upset!

Kanye West is an ass. I felt so bad for poor Taylor Swift!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Oh goodness!! That is scary! I am glad that everyone is ok, but it sounds like your neighbors owe the neighborhood an apology.

Sunshinemeg said...

Wow! The car and Kanye are both insane!

Loving Life said...

That's horrible and very rude of them!!

I'm glad you and all your stuff is fine!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Oh No! So glad everything turned out ok in the end! I would have been freaking out!

the future mrs Hinz said...

OMG when i first saw the picture i thought it was YOUR car that caught on fire. thank goodness it wasnt!! boo to disrespectful people - they are out there and it sucks.

hope your week gets off to a better start!

Poolside with the Girls said...

HORRIFYING!!!!!!

PinkSass said...

Oh my goodness, how very scary. I was shaky reading it.

The New Black said...

I would be SO pissed off!! Did the neighbor get cited or anything?

Glad it wasn't worse and your stuff was OK though.

Oh, and yep...Kanye sucks.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I'm so glad it all worked out ok for you!!! wow. I would have been so scared.

That's how I feel about my neighbors....lack of respect and yours are far worse than mine with that fire!!!!

You're far nicer than me by turning the other cheek, I don't do that with people when they're disrespectful.

Lindsey said...

Oh no! I am glad your was okay. How scary.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

What a nightmare! I am so glad no harm came to you guys, but honestly, so scary!!

Katie said...

Omg that is so ridiculous! I would be so pissed! You should give your neighbors a piece of your mind!

I'm glad you were able to get your car out safely though!

sarah said...

OMG! So scary! I am glad everything (and everyone) was alright!

Lis said...

Jules!! Oh my goodness girl!!! I am so glad you, Geoff and the puppies (and your cars!!!!) are ok but WTF!?! How crazy!! I would have been scared out of my mind too!!! Your neighbors need to take a freaking hike!!! Ugh!! I hope your day today is a million times better!!!

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

i would have panicked! o my gosh! i am glad everyone was safe! hopefully after this [tragic] incident, he will take his homemade mechanics shop, elsewhere!

Annie said...

OH WOW!! that is just crazy!!
so glad to hear you are safe!
i hope your week gets better hun :)

Kassie said...

Oh my glory goodness!! I'm so thankful you are all right, but I'm sure that doesn't do anything for how you're feeling. Keep us updated.

I know how you feel about neighborhoods: the people living downstairs in my apt building are major stoners, and everytime I pass their landing, it's like a big party. I hate it!!

The Pink Chick said...

I am so, so, so glad everything turned out okay! What horrible neighbors!!!

Geof said...

I really wish I was there to help you. There is no worse feeling than being hundreds of miles away from you, getting a call about this as it's happening and being feeling helpless!

In a way, I am so glad I was not there because I don't know how I would have reacted. I might have done something I would have regretted, especially since our d'bag of a neighbor caused a car to go ablaze and pushed it in front of our house and cars to somehow make it OUR problem. What a real man!

That's alright baby. In a few days we are going to be on the beach drinking Mai-Tais and soaking in the sun.

I am so sorry you had to go through this alone. I love you! XOXOXO

Thanks for being brave and handling things the best you could. I am also glad our friends/neighbors were there to keep you calm.

Brittany Ann said...

Oh my gosh! So glad you're OK! But you have every right to be mad! What are your plans now? I mean, they have to be held responsible, so they don't something like this again! Ah! I'm mad for you!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

I own my own home which is a semi and the place next door is a rental. I too cannot wait until we buy a single home and hopefully out of town with no neighbors too close. I've had to phone the city on my neighbours for parking their vehicles all over the yard, as well as the police for noise. They have since been a lot better. The city threatened to charge the landlord if they didn't comply.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Oh No! That is terrible! What horribly rude neighbors. I'm glad you are okay and no one was hurt. I sure hope the police talk to him soon about it and fine him.

KW lost it for sure. I felt so bad for Taylor Swift. I think it worked out in the end when Beyonce was so sweet to her.

Jill said...

I'm catching up on your blog tonight... OH MY GOSH! I'm so sorry this happened. I would've been shaking too. I hope the neighbor apologized.

Taryn said...

Ohmygosh!! How in the world did I miss this post?!?! I am so glad you're ok, Jules. I can't even imagine how scary it must have been. :(

klynch said...

glad to hear your ok and yeah I'd be pissed as well and sorta ticket given there?

Nat said...

Just catching up- I can't believe that, good to hear that you and the cars are safe! Did he get any citation or anything?

Katy said...

Wow. That is absolutely crazy!

Tasha said...

First of all, I'm so glad you guys are ok! That's really scary! I'm so sorry you had to go through this but thank goodness no damage was done to your property!

Kayne is such a loser! He would have absolutely no talent if he didn't have some remix machine in the recording studio. He only wants some attention for shocking people. Kayne = Fail.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

God, that sounds scary. Have the neighbours apologised?

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