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I painted my house lime green, and the neighbors lost their minds...
9-Jul-19 10:35pm
#1
ENIX
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One of the neighbors had the nerve to verbally attack the house painters. He told me about it and I talked to the guy - who has been really nice with me for the past 6 months (he's new here) - and he was a real dick about it. There's a Facebook group for the neighborhood and all the cowards are too afraid to talk to me directly apparently, leaving their wives to post little snide gifs and crap about it without directly referencing me. The guy right next to me has been a real honest and good dude before and after all of this BS. I even told him that if he had even the slightest issue with the color to let me know since the house was only half done, and I would change the color. He had no problem, and said it's my house I can do what I want.... well, today I got a series of texts from him saying that the almost entire neighborhood has spent the whole day today calling him to complain (like he can fudging do anything about MY house), and I apologized that he had to deal with cowards, but his mind remains unchanged and he's fine with me doing as I please with my home.

Here's my take on it:

I've been here 2 years now in this neighborhood. There is no HOA and the only CC&Rs state that you can't have a bunch of broken cars and junk in your yard for more than a month and that's it. So in reality, nobody can do anything. Now, when we moved into this neighborhood 2 years ago, there were and still are at least 3 houses here that look fudging abandoned because of how poor the condition they're in. One of them is the guy on the other side of me, whose house is falling apart, covered in moss, and yard is almost nothing but blackberries. I've said nothing. Nobody else has either. There's also a home that has broken cars in the driveway covered in moss and the house itself looks like crap too, also looking abandoned. There are more homes in generally crap condition that apparently neighbors are OK with, but GOD FORBID my house be lime green.

So...am I the dick here?

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OLD STUFF:



IT ISN'T FINISHED YET
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This is where we're ultimately trying to go with the design:

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9-Jul-19 11:03pm
#2
Mattman2
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews

They're the dicks. This is freedom country last I heard and long as you arent hurting anyone you can do what you want.

Stand your ground, do what you want as long as you arent breaking laws.

More power to you Enix!
9-Jul-19 11:33pm
#3
Archer
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I need to see photo evidence of this lime green house. This sounds like the ultimate fudge you to your neighbors.
9-Jul-19 11:46pm
#4
ENIX
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It's our first (and planned to be only) home we've owned. I got sick of moving every year or two because of renting bullcrap, and my wife picked the color because she loves that color, and since it's my house, I obliged. I really don't give a fudge about the color, and I could care less if a neighbor colored theirs like a rainbow. I'm pretty easy going,, but all the other homeowners here have lost their crap.
9-Jul-19 11:47pm
#5
Jester695
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Are you sure it's the house color and not movie taste?
9-Jul-19 11:48pm
#6
ENIX
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9-Jul-19 11:52pm
#7
Gypsy
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Jester695 wrote:
Are you sure it's the house color and not movie taste?
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9-Jul-19 11:52pm
#8
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Yeah, I need some pics too before forming an opinion. I would rather someone paint their house lime green than blast music or let their dogs bark for hours a day.

Have the astronauts complained that its the ugliest house that they can see from the space station?
9-Jul-19 11:54pm
#9
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Just saw the pics. Holy mother of god
........
9-Jul-19 11:57pm
#10
Jester695
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Reminds me of when I was a kid, and some of the people in the neighborhood I lived in wanted to start up an HOA (mainly to push around some people). Those few came to my father (ex-marine, ex-cop) and wanted him to lead the thing. He basically said no, wouldn't be any part of that fascist crap and they should go mind their own business. They tried off and on for a couple years to get it going, but most of the neighbors followed my dad's lead. Even at ten years old or so, I remember not getting why those few were so obsessed with such a middling level of power. They just wanted to boss around other people over the most juvenile crap. So basically, fudge HOAs. Commie bastards.
9-Jul-19 11:59pm
#11
ENIX
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 13 Reviews

Apparently back in the 80's when this neighborhood was built (1979), there was a gated community with an HOA, but over the years it dissolved along with the gates. Hope I'm not the reason it ends up coming back. wry smile
10-Jul-19 12:03am
#12
Jester695
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ENIX wrote:
Apparently back in the 80's when this neighborhood was built (1979), there was a gated community with an HOA, but over the years it dissolved along with the gates. Hope I'm not the reason it ends up coming back. wry smile
Whoa. Segre-gated neighborhoods. Glad someone had a dream and ended that crap.
10-Jul-19 12:06am
#13
ENIX
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This is where we're ultimately trying to go with the design:

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10-Jul-19 12:14am
#14
tonymack21
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ya dude tell them to eat crap!! flip them off every morning when you leave for work and every day when you get home.

10-Jul-19 12:49am
#15
Archer
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I actually like that. Not what I was expecting at all. Your neighbors can fudge off. I thought it was going to be like some super shiny bright green. But that crap is normal in this area (northwest). I've seen a bunch of houses that color green.
10-Jul-19 12:55am
#16
Prime
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I'm not sure I love the color but I'm a huge fan of ruffling feathers. Points awarded. All the points.
10-Jul-19 1:08am
#17
Jester695
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Prime wrote:
I'm not sure I love the color but I'm a huge fan of ruffling feathers. Points awarded. All the points.
Precisely. I might not love the hue, but I love telling people to go fudge themselves. So.......winning.
10-Jul-19 1:25am
#18
SwiftJAB
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Our HOA sends out letters every so often letting people know that they need to keep their house paint looking good along with the approved paint colors and where to buy the paint.

The house looks fine. Once the trim and doors are painted, it will look better. Ignore the neighbors and enjoy your home. People will get used to it.
10-Jul-19 1:26am
#19
swinghi
Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review

I say go for it, your lawn needs some work but it is Washington so the water shouldn't be an issue.
10-Jul-19 2:05am
#20
Sam
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 5 Reviews

Hoooooly crap that looks so bad it makes me want to watch A Dark Knight
10-Jul-19 2:08am
#21
Sam
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 5 Reviews

For the love of Christ at least get some contrast going on with the garage doors


Fudge

edit: And gutters holy crap

I painted my house lime green, and the neighbors lost their minds...