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That's it - cardboard cutouts. That would be hysterical. I think I'll do it. I can get lots of cardboard from work. Even get DH, DS, and DDIL involved. They are gonna love it.
The day of the driveway I was definitely lucky. Had left work early due to a power outage. Or I probably would have come home to a finished job. I can guess the mess that would have caused, what with police, attorney's and such. But that was'nt the first time she had tried something like that.
There are 5 massive elms on the property line that have engulfed my fence. I would love to have them cut down and have the fence replaced, but it would cost around $6000. The trees have grown so big that they are actually half on each property. One Saturday morning I answered the door to a tree company wanting permission to bring their equipment into my back yard to cut the trees down. I asked who was paying for the tree removal. I was told that the neighbor had contracted the work but we were splitting the cost. Needless to say, the job wasn't done. If she had talked to me and offered to split the cost, I probably would have gone for it. Especially since I know lots of tree companies thru work, and could have gotten us a "deal".