Friday, March 12, 2010



Dear Compliance Officer,

Thank you for your recent letter informing us of the following, major violation:

You have a Salt Cedar growing inside another plant. This is a noxious weed and will kill your othre plants. The plants noted above are prohibited in the Design Guidelines for planting and according to the CC&Rs Article 9 Section 2 for The Subdivision We Live In. Please remove the plants immediately. Thank you.

Although I appreciate you letting us know that this 'weed' is going to kill our other plants, do you really think we were leaving it there because we like the way it looked? Weeds are prohibited in OUR design guidelines as well and as soon as you can talk Mother Nature in to not raining on the weekend we will be out there removing all of our violations! Also, this noxious weed was growing out of a lantana plant. NOTHING kills lantana!

It seems that you are pulling violations out of your a** in an attempt to collect money from the very few residents who pay their HOA dues EVERY MONTH. With all the foreclosures in the neighborhood and families that, most likely,  just can't afford their dues, I am sure you are receiving drastically less money each month. Maybe you could give us a break for having one weed in our yard when there are many other homes in the neighborhood that are overgrown weed fests!

My anger has subsided considerabley after making you send additional copies of this violation letter to me 3 TIMES! Bawahahahahaha!!
After I calmed down I found this violation to be hilarious and will mostly likely include it in a future scrapbook page.

A Shocked and Angered but Eventually Tickled Pink Resident

p.s. I will probably have to let this weed grow up through the lantana AGAIN so I can get a picture!

Go visit Julie at Foursons to read more Letters of Intent.


Leiah said...

Are you serious? These people have got to get a life, or a job so they don't have so much free time on their hands. I'm floored they sent you a letter not only letting you know you had a weed growing but that it would choke the other plants. Who signed the letter Stew Podasol? (sorry - couldn't resist!)

Michelle Hoad said...

I just did a post on the stupid HOA people. Actually, it was about the stupid neighbor who walks around with a camera, so he can turn in people he feels are in violation. Did I mention I think he's stupid?

He & Me + 3 said...

Really who has time to look through peoples yards for weeds. Are you kidding me? That is hilarious. Certainly they are paying those people good money to waste everyone else's time. For the LOVE.
I'll bet their other guidelines are doozies too. :)

Kmama said...

LOL I love that weeds are against the "design" guidelines. Really?? That is hilarious.

jmberrygirl said...

Hilarious. If my nieghbors would just keep their pigs, chickens, dogs and donkey out of my yard, I'd ignore all the weeds. Dude should count his blessings. And some days, I seriously wish we'd gone with the cute susbdivision we'd initially planned, rather than the scenic country view!

LucieP said...

ooh this is crazy!! HOAs are seriously overrated!
When I was leaving this morning, I noticed there are new plants about 2 blocks along the entry & all I can wonder is what repercussions we will get.

Enjoy your weed! ;)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! goodness! "...prohibited in the Design Guidelines..."? haha

We got one letter from our HOA last summer for leaving our empty garbage can on the side of our garage (the pickup was just made that morning), when only a few houses down there is a house with a huge boat parked in the driveway (for more than a month) (which this is supposed to be a violation in our HOA covenants.)

Thankfully, the first is just a warning...I did immediately move our can. :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Brandi said...

I was hoping you were going to post about this. I was so curious... having A WEED is your serious offense? OMW!! I'm laughing that you made them resend you the letter too! ;)

Big Mama Cass said...

Oh.MY.WORD! I can't believe they sent you that!! Sheeesh. That is quite a stretch!

Lindy said...

i need to get to know Stew Padasal(too funny), i have always wondered what he is like?????
love - the grandma
you know... the one that teaches your kids bad words ;)

Foursons said...

I was going to ask if you took a picture! I am slack-jawed shocked that this was your "offense." Seriously. These HOA people have waaaayyyyy to much time on their hands. I only WISH I had only 1 weed in my yard to deal with.

I love that you made them send it 3 times. I wonder what they were thinking of all of your requests. They may have a lawyer on standby. Hahahahaha

Thanks for linking up and going to such great lengths to share this letter! You are awesome.

Shana said...

This is why I love living in the country. Heck we have more weeds here than regular I want to know what makes a weed a weed? I mean all plants are plants right? Hmm, just a thought I guess. I do think you have them thinking with all the copy requests though.

Danielle said...

Wow. I would be so upset. Like you said, you pay your HOA's, that should be enough. You will get to it.

Rachel said...

They wrote you a letter about a WEED? Not even weedS, but A weed? WOW.

Someone has waaay too much time on their hands! So glad you got it a copy of it (for the third time, haha) - because that was just priceless!!!

Kari @ p.s. said...

LOL so hard. People need to get a life. A letter about a weed that is growing that will kill other plants. Man - dude or lady needs something else to do with their time! Haha!

Emmy said...

Ugh! I hate HOA's.. so glad we don't have one anymore. But glad they are so concerned about your plants not being killed ;) I can't believe they actually wrote the name of the weed that is there, someone has way too much time

Lluvia said...

lmao! we live next to the HOA's president's mom and ahe walks around looking into peoples homes with a flashlight. knewing who she was, i called them and told them there was a mentally disabled woman walking in her pjs down the street with a flashlight doing weird things with a flashlight; that she's scary and my kids are too afraid to go out and play. i rarely saw her after that.