Saturday, July 7, 2018

We are Free



This Fort Has Been Destroyed by chainsaw wielding yard workers... YAY!  For our Backyard Freedom....


The story of the back yard Fort Bratz was first posted January 2015.

Standing on our pool deck, looking to the West.. we have this view of Fort Bratz
25 years ago, we bought the house and there was a 6 foot chain link between us and the house next door.

Perfect because the lady who lived there was a shut in with no family and never had company and never came in the back yard. 24 years ago she passed away and  we added a second fence for... well... PRIVACY..
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The reason being a man and woman with three small boys.. We nicknamed the middle boy Rambo... get my drift? he was 3 at the time. There dad built Fort Bratz jammed up against our fence. the boys loved to stand on the fort and toss oranges, grapefruit, toys, balls, anything at all trying to hit the pool. or the dogs.



They bought a new house, we celebrated the day they moved...they rented this house to a friend. They moved in  1 girl 5 boys. OMG  The little girl can break glass when she screams and she does this ALL DAY LONG... talk about crying wolf... there is no way to tell if she is ever hurt or not.


Last week I stood in the yard laughing.. War games were ON all day, they had added two visiting boys... the 4 year old girl was The Enemy, attacking the boys LOUDLY... I wish i could remember all the things they said, but at one point they TOOK the fort and planted this flag..


They repeated every sentence you have ever heard in a war movie.. it was hilarious...except for the part about the war will NEVER end.. for us that is.



This photo is Just the flag, it looks like a stick is in it. i cropped it close below. Isn't this strange? 
If any of you have a need for dirty diapers (free shipping) let me know, since at times they are tossed from the fort into our yard.
Happy Birthday USA I hope Freedom continues to ring

2018 NOTE: the children left 2 years ago, a new family moved in, it was empty for a year, we met the new family during IRMA the hurricane when it blew down the fence. Not a year later they to are gone and 3 adults and a baby moved in 2 month ago... they are the ones who tore it down.

Once Again We are Free of being Watched While in our backyard.

20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

So they are all still there, or did they move? I am glad you can laugh at it!! Otherwise you would go nuts. I would be a wreck. It sounds awful!!!

Ann said...

So glad you don't have all those kids living next to you anymore. I hate having to listen to screaming and yelling all day. My neighborhood is pretty quiet, most of the neighbors have been here for a very long time. There are very few kids in the neighborhood any more.

Hootin' Anni said...

I would've collected all those diapers & dumped 'em at their doorstep & fort entrance. I know it would not do any good except for making me feel better. lol

eileeninmd said...

Bye-bye, you have had many different neighbors. We have had the same families for the whole 28-29 years we have been here. Thankfully they have been nice! The kiddies sound like a real terror, glad they are gone now. Enjoy your day!

Karen said...

There is a lot of turnover of neighbors here too. Right now it is HEAVENLY with quiet peaceful neighbors!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ugh... I'd've been topping my fence with razor wire... glad you finally have neighbours with no desire to invade your privacy!!! YAM xx

G Dazeez said...

Kids! We have neighbors down our road that have 60+ grandkids! And now those kids are parents, averaging 10+ kids each. They constantly move in and out, leave their pets, and recently moved in a large storage building and turned it into a dormitory. They are all polite and no trouble but when they come over to visit us 4 kids quickly turn into 15 kids! Lol it is sad sometimes because they are all on welfare, 2nd and 3rd generation and counting! Poor Grandpa is the only one with a job.

Madi and Mom said...

Clapping wildly for peace and serenity returning. What is wrong with parents who let their kids throw things into other yards? I know...as long as the kids are not indoors they don't care.
Hugs Cecilia

KB Bear said...

Thank goodness that the terrible families moved!!!!!! It sounds like the new family might be good neighbors! I hope so! Why didn't the parents of the previous families insist that their kids behave reasonably? The eternal question...

Chatty Crone said...

No dirty diapers here please!

LET FREEDOM RING! That was a lot of years suffering.

photowannabe said...

Wow, what a story and what a history...
Neighbors and fences are strange bedfellows.
Our neighbors in the house that burned behind us , I guess will eventually be back living there.
Heavy demolition is beginning...glad for the house to get fixed up but not glad to have them back again.
The yelling and swearing were enough to make one's toes curl.
So glad there is FREEDOM for you at last...

Mevely317 said...

OMG … dirty diapers?! I'd be tempted to coach Jake or Baby Girl to jump the fence. (Of course, then I'd be in jail …) I'm getting all irate, just reading of your experience. Love the "Fort Bratz" reference, tho!

FREE to BE … YAY!

Gayle said...

I know rising above the situation is the answer but retaliation can be tempting.(Jake's diaper contents minus the diaper--kidding). That would only up the ante.

We live within sight of about 14-15 homes (no fences); raised our kids along with everybody else etc. etc. but just normal adults and kids making normal noises.

Until . . . the 4th of July. The house isn't next door but close enough and suddenly there was an argument about a beer bottle complete with accompanying obscenities along with the occasional LOUD fire cracker. Nothing to call the cops about but after 40 years not a welcome occurrence either.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Yikes!! Sounds like a never ending circus/war zone in the neighbour's yard.

The Gang at LLB said...

It sounds as if the fort had a long full life and it was ready(or overdue) for it to be torn down :-)

Kim Standard said...

That is freedom! Glad you have quieter neighbors now. The flag pics are pretty

Denise inVA said...

Good grief, I think I would have been away with the fairies, literally ;) Glad you have finally gotten things put back in order. I would have built a sling shot for the dirty diapers but then I guess that would have been considered an act of war, and goodness knows what you'd have had tossed over your fence.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I wonder sometimes how parents can be so uncaring and why kids are so full of playing war games? I guess all the movies so play a role. When the western movies were a hit in my youth we imitaed some of that .Roy Rogers was cool then lol. And Zoro. Glad that independenceis back.. i cannot imagine a hermit living in a house for 24 years. Sad really.

Felicia said...

they throw diapers in your yard??????? throw them back.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's great news!!!