Monday, July 30, 2012
So I had to tattle on a neighbor today. I didn't want to but I had no choice. Seems as though my neighbor left his housing with no one in it for two months now. We aren't supposed to leave it vacant for more than two weeks without giving notice. The weeds in the front of the house and the back yard are enormous! We mow our own backyards here and weed our own flower beds. Newspapers, and flyers decorate his flower beds and door step.
There are rules in place for a reason. He could have informed housing even from the road if he had to leave in a hurry. He could have asked someone to house-sitt. He did neither. No one has entered or exited his house in two months or quite possibly longer.
I'm afraid it could be a fire hazard to the neighborhood if there is a power outage, which does happen often enough around here, caused by it coming back on and causing a short. I'm afraid of food contamination of epic portions if he left crap lying about in his house. Hell, the sneakers have been left on the patio for two months...they left in a hurry. Something just isn't right. For all I know the owners of the sneakers could be dead inside...active imagination here.
But I called the housing office. They said it was the right thing to do. We get notices in our flyers all the time to report suspicious activity, empty housing, and other possible offenses. I stay to myself as much as possible since I don't like drama. I have enough drama with my infertility. And now of course I feel bad for calling it in. But I did what I had to do.