Let's talk about idiots
In particular, idiots that have been responsible for damaging your yard or garden.
Tuesday - around 4:30 pm - I heard a thump, looked out my kitchen window, didn't see anything, so went back to making dinner. The phone rang. It was my neighbor - frantic. "Did you see the car that just took out your fence in the front of your house?"
I ran to the front window and sure enough, the entire fence the entire width of my property was down - EVERYTHING - posts, concrete pulled out of the ground, everything was shattered and thrown all over the sidewalk and my yard. The car was gone of course.
As far as I could tell, the car must have somehow left the road and then drove down the sidewalk taking out the fence in the process. We don't have any snow or ice, so that isn't an excuse. Who knows how this happened. I live on a residential street, so traffic isn't an issue.
I finally cleaned up the mess yesterday because of Thanksgiving and all that. The hedge I had just planted along this fence this past season was generally OK, but a few plants were broken off at ground level. I don't know if they will resprout, so I may need to replace them. Because it's almost winter, that's about all I can do this season. The ground is frozen several inches down already.
Too boot, I planted this hedge around the entire front yard with the intent of taking the fence down in maybe 2 years when the hedge had grown some, so it doesn't make any sense to replace this part of the fence in the spring. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I guess I have the winter to think about it.
My initial rage is over. That lasted about a day and a half and I hate that feeling so much, it's just better for my own mental health to move on. Cleaning up all that broken lumber yesterday actually helped a lot. Physical work like that always seems to help me when I'm angry.
So please tell me about your idiots. I can't be alone.