Thursday, August 9, 2007
We got yet another nastygram from our Home Owners Association, and I'm starting to feel picked on. They thanked us for moving the trailer off the premises (actually it's in the garage...Mwahahaha!) The letter mentioned a very detailed letter that was sent last November concerning the fact that our trim did not match the window color. We were told at the time to either paint the windows to match the trim, or the trim to match the windows. This all came about when we put in a request to replace our downstairs windows and front door. The upstairs windows were replaced by the previous owners. As far as I know no mention was made to them about the trim not matching. So, the HOA says we have to fix the previous owners' mistake. Nice, huh? Well, obviously we lost Evan in November and haven't really thought much about working on the house. We're just trying to keep our heads above water with this grief thing. Justin did replace the downstairs windows in the spring, but it was too cool to do exterior painting. We figured we'd do it later, when it was warmer, and when we could afford it. Of course, now it's 100 degrees. I wouldn't ask somebody to paint in that kind of heat. But they want a "time frame for the project." I know my neighbor told the Architectural Committee lady that they were to leave us alone, because we were a "family in crisis." So, do they think that after eight months we should be over losing our son?! I'm livid! Who the hell cares what the paint color is? Nobody mentioned it for the five years before we made the request last fall. So, what's the hurry now? Arrrgh!