I’m a little ranty today. When we moved into this house, we had to join the HOA. Not all that expensive per year, so okay. We wanted this school district and we liked the house a lot. Only it turns out that every time the board changes members, it changes its interpretation of the CCR’s, which are Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. So anyhow, we built a pergola and a added a patio and fixed an enormous drainage issue in our back yard at the same time, and now the HOA is saying it wasn’t approved. But our understanding at the time was that it didn’t need to be approved. They aren’t saying take it down, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Working on it.
But here’s the thing. It’s barely visible from the road. Barely. And yet someone is so freaking nosy that they have to get on our backs about it. Do people not have anything better to do? The thing is lovely with cedar wood and the roof can’t even be seen (and they are complaining about) unless, of course, you look from the neighbor’s yards. So I don’t know what’s going on and I’m highly irritated. And yes, I know. I knew it was an HOA before I joined. But I’d hoped they weren’t so freaking annoying. And after the kids graduate high school, we’re moving somewhere where we don’t have to listen to other people tell us how to live.
I swear I’m going to do a story about an obnoxious bureaucratic collection of people with too much time on their hands and a deep desire to micromanage other people’s lives.
That is my rant. Got HOA horror stories? Maybe I’ll feel better about mine if you have much worse to tell me.