Monday, July 30, 2012

Tater Tale

My garden is producing  food finally.  I planted two purple and one Yukon gold potato early this spring.  Last night I saw a few potatoes popping above ground and just had to snatch them up.  This is what they look like washed.  Hey, its a start.

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 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.


  1. Good for you... hard to do, but the right thing.

  2. I think you did the right thing calling it in. Did you see them leave or move? That would concern me. Very odd.

  3. The neighbour thing sounds worrying - I hope it's nothing too dodgy. The potatoes look good though!


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