Originally Posted by churumbeque
You at least have to giver her some credit for talking to you directly about her concerns which she has the right to do instead of calling the law or something.
I would offer an aplogy for loosing your temper and that you will talk to the kids and respect her wishes.
I am not going to apologize, and if she had come, say the day of or the day after and explained her position, I wouldn't have even posted this. She came a week later no one had rode on the road since and when she started off, I tried to tell her that we were under the impression that it was state owned, then she started with the I'm going to get the county attorney on you. I found her to be intolerable by that point.
I wished I had handled it the way my husband would have, let her vent not say anything till she ran out of steam then wished her a good day and carried on with how I was going to ride off my property based on the law. My husband rule of thumb was she was looking for a fight, don't give it to her and she will leave more disappointed then when she came.
Some people think I'm a bad neighbor but when the church moved in next door and couldn't access their land we let them drive over our lawn to get to it, she on the other hand inacted a law where if a business moves next door to you they have to plant a tree screen, so the church had to go out and buy 20 white pines to place between their property and hers. I guess she doesn't know that when they reach full maturity the pine needles will kill some of her grass and pine combs will litter her yard.
My husband runs a free petting zoo here on the weekends for families and kids, some kids have never touched a baby chicken or felt the wool on a sheep. We have emus and a llama and have people on our lawn parking all the time. They bring their lawn mowers up here so my husband can fix them, hell one of our neighbors asked if she could borrow our truck to go get mulch and her exact words were, "our friends have newer trucks and don't want them to get messy" lol and we let them borrow it. So all you preachy souls out there, you don't have to worry that I don't look after people and their needs.