My wife and I built our dream home and started a family in Westmere after moving from the city in 2005. Since I always take extra care in the look of my yard, I find it really hard to see the constant garbage (cups, straws, and fast food wrappers) in my yard. But where does it come from? I put it all together when I was trying to get my 4 year old son back to sleep from the usual “boom car” out side with the muffler which is almost as big as the car it’s on, at 11:30 on a Tuesday night.
A quick survey of the street along the side of my house, you will count at least 7-10 cars lined up. Most are beat up, leaking oil, with a couple of tires on my lawn just enough that I can’t maneuver the lawn mower around them. But who are they? Where do they come from? I know nobody own’s the street, but come on! You never hear a door slam as the owners leave, because they appear from the back door of a walkout basement. The reality, my neighbours have a constant stream of renters coming and going at all hours. My kids want to play in the front yard but as a concerned parent I can’t let them with all of the cars coming and going.
I’m frustrated and concerned with the lack of respect of a street I take pride in. My question is, what can I do? I hate to move, but if my neighbours wanted an apartment building, why didn’t they buy one in the first place? Am I the only one with this problem?