Monday, January 19, 2009

How Dare We?

This post is just in case our HOA and property management people read my blog. Proof that we did in fact fix the situation for which we were in violation (see, no car in the driveway). We actually parked our car in our driveway (GASP!). We have gotten in trouble for this before...when we have had guests over who park in our driveway. It's a shared driveway so I guess they don't want our car to burden any other cars...even though our house is in the back and in NOBODY'S WAY! Instead, they want everyone to park on the street, so the streets are lined up and down with cars, even on the corners, so people can't see other cars coming. I personally have almost come head on with several cars. Yes, I can see how this would be better than my friends parking in the driveway. What bugs me the most is that our new neighbors have had both their cars parked in their driveway for 3 weeks since they moved in. How do they not get nasty letters in the mail, or have their car towed from their own driveway? So, my darling lawyer of a husband emailed not only the above picture, but a few choice words and legal discrepancies he had found in their letter. Parking here in these las vegas neighborhoods is a JOKE!
This is the end of our street...it goes around the corner where the street sign is and that's where people always come close to running into each other...plus...car in the driveway, right there!

And here is our neighbor's driveway...how is this fair?!

17 comments:

Jenn said...

I totally agree, parking here is such a NIGHTMARE. I just don't get it, and don't get me started on those HOA people.

Aimee said...

That is ridiculous!! I really don't understand why your neighbors are getting away with it. But I'm kinda glad they've bugged you since you have a lawyer that will send a nasty letter! Hopefully that will get you somewhere, I'm crossing my fingers.

Kara said...

Way to be you guys! I hope you told those HOA people where to stick it!! It's such a nightmare. I guess that's something I should add to my list of requirements for my next house- PARKING in my own driveway and wherever the Hell I want!!

Ilene said...

Seriously lame. There is someone in the neighborhood watching you guys. Find out who that is and park in front of their driveway.

Or park in your neighbor's driveway. No one seems to care if you do that.

destiny said...

Yikes! You are sounding so tough right now, I am scared of you! You just sick yourself on them and they won't know what hit them.

I would DIE if that happened twice! I'm so glad our HOA is cool, it also helps that John is on the board.

Christi said...

Seriously Emily I can't believe that you want to park in your own driveway, you are so greedy!

Lizzy said...

You really can't park your car in front of your garage? That is so dumb. I'm with Ilene, someone must be watching you if you're getting those nasty letters and your neighbors aren't. Who have you been egging?

Megan and Greg said...

Ok that's just dangerous! That makes me mad!!! It looks so much tackier to have a car on the street! Why do people have driveways? Who thought of this rule? What the heck! I feel for you!!!

Meg said...

That's just dumb. Let them know it.

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

What a dumb rule! I would be pretty ticked, too. I can see maybe not parking in the middle of the shared driveway, but there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to park in front of your OWN garage!! Our neighbors would be in SERIOUS trouble. They often park 2 cars end to end in the driveway so that the second one is in the sidewalk and partially into the street, too! At least you have a lawyer husband who can help do something about it! :)

Bringhursts said...

Death to HOAs.

Matt and Shannon said...

Yes, I have almost been hit several times in your neighborhood since people park on the corners at intersections - you can't see if anyone is coming unless you pull out into the street and then WHAM! And thanks for keeping our towing incident alive - that still makes me so mad!

Jill said...

Way to go Steve! This sounds so stupid. Way to fight it.

The Webb Family said...

Hey Em
Why didn't I think to get your email address when we were on the phone?? Anyway I booked our condo for those dates just in case. Here is my email and I will give you all the details. andrea.webb@imail.org
435-674-7159 home
435-668-5011 cell

ps I didn't know Holly lived down there too?

Jeanine said...

I LOVE nasty letters, We have had a few choice post-its on our front door.

Aimeeable said...

Blech! I remember the whole parking challenge when we visited you. What HOA snobs! What did you do to tick them off?

Oh and congrats on gettin' pregnant again... two kids are better than one!

Amy said...

I know that I am a post behind but I just wanted to say congratulations on the pregnant!!!! That is so fun and exciting!!
I totally don't understand how you are not allowed to park in your own drivway. That is nuts!