omimouse: Digital painting of a mouse wielding a spear (Mouse)
Right. We have got to find a way to stop spending holidays like this.

At about 9ish this morning, there was a gunshot fairly close to the house. Okay, it's the 4th, it's July, it happens, no biggie. I don't remember who looked out the window, but a few minutes later, it was noted that our neighbour (he of the Chow and stalking of the fence-line) seemed to be trying to get our attention from his side of the fence. With much yelling and arm waving.

[ profile] ebonunicorn went out to see what the problem was. The neighbour was throwing a fit over the drainpipe for the well. It was either throught the fence-line or very close to it. He was bitching about it being on his property, and that we had damn well better fix it.

Somewhere in all of this, the phrase "knock your fucking head off" was directed towards Drkn.

A phone call to the sheriff insued. Neighbour in question, FTR, seemd to think that being an honourably discharged marine meant that the cops weren't going to do anything to him. At all, no matter what. He expressed this thought with some volume. Much talking with police and deputies ensued. A fair portion of Sanctuary wound up trouping downtown to talk to a magistrate. This is where we learned that a Captain had had a talk with our neighbour. The advice we got was to go to the courthouse tomorrow morning and talk to someone there. And to completely ignore the neighbour. Said neighbour has been informed by the Captain that he is to leave us alone, and call the cops if he has a problem with us, and the cops will come play go-between.

The drainpipe has been shortened, and will be shortened further later today. The Captain says that the runnoff is not a problem, as the pipe is pointed downhill towards the drainage ditch that runs along the property line. He commented that "Water runs downhill, that just is. Me, I'd be happy to have water run onto my land."

Tired now, and more than a little jumpy. The family meeting is scheduled for today; it stands a good chance of being postponed so that we don't try to hold a rational discussion while still coming down from fight-or-flight mode.


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