BG: (NN = Noisy Neighbor) but this has nothing to do with the noise. She's been rather quiet lately. She's also been rather cold to me. (Skip to "the reason for my post if you don't need the BG)
A follow-up to this thread: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=122196.msg2818868#msg2818868
. . . The last time (mid-December) I talked to NN at any length the conversation went like this (NN was working in her yard, I approached her for over-the-fence friendly chat):
Me: Hey, Neighbor! How's everything going?
NN: Fine. I'm just trying to get the leaves raked and everything ready for winter.
(5+ minute chit-chat about the weather, upcoming holidays, etc.)
NN: So, I hear you don't like my stereo?
Me: I love your stereo. It's a pretty decent system. LOL! Just not late at night, when I'm trying to sleep or watch TV.
NN: That guy that came over and complained. Does he live with you?
Me: No. He's my DDs BF. They couldn't hear the TV over the (music . . . she cut me off)
NN: He.doesn't.live.with.you (yes, the comment was pretty stern) and thinks it's okay for him to knock on my door and ask me to turn down my stereo?
(She throws up her arms and walks away, shaking her head, before I could respond or finish my statement.)
Ever since then she's been rather cold to me. Whenever I see her I give a wave and a "How are you? Great day isn't it?" happy type of greeting. She pretty much turns around and walks away. /end BG.
Okay, so we'll never be great neighbor-friends. I can deal with that.The reason for my post
and it really is starting to bug me, even though it isn't a huge deal . . . NN has thrown a rather large canvas type of tarp over my fence. It is a shared fence (bordering the properties) but technically it's mine (on my property, I paid for it to be put up.)
It hangs about 4 feet wide and drapes to the ground on my side of the fence. It's been there since mid-December. It's not a hill to die on but it's becoming an eye-sore to me.
Is there a polite way that I can approach NN (since she's been cold to me) and ask her to remove the tarp from my fence? Or should I just look the other way and not stir up more strife?