Monday, January 13, 2003

Clean Your Freaking Gutters
Anybody who owns a house should know the importance of cleaning your gutters at least every two years. Some people clean them out every year if they live near tall trees (such as my neighbourhood). I don't think my stupid neighbour has ever cleaned out his gutters. I can tell from the ground that they are clogged up with leaves and debris, and are definately not draining out thru the downspouts properly. Every time it rains (or when the snow melts as it has been doing here recently) the water overflows from his gutters and pools on the walkway between our houses. During the spring and summer this is not a big deal, but in winter this water then freezes when the temperature drops overnight, resulting in the pathway between our houses becoming a dangerous patch of ice. Stupid neighbour doesn't realize the long term damage he is doing to his house by not taking care of simple things like this. However he is probably so stupid he never paid attention when people told him that improper drainage can cause serious damage to both your foundation and roof.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

More of the same stupid shit...
Well I'm back from the Christmas holidays and stupid neighbour is back dumping garbage out on the wrong day. Funny thing is that this whole part of the country has been caught in a major winter storm. Lots of roads are closed, huge snowdrifts are piled up everywhere, cars are stuck in ditches, etc. My neighbour piled a bunch of garbage on his lawn sometime last week. My guess would be New Years Day, which would have been the regular garbage pickup day, except he is too stupid to realize it is a Statutory holiday. Anyway, the pile of garbage has been sitting there for about a week, but now its covered under about 3 feet of snow. You can't even see it, in fact you wouldn't even know a pile of garbage is under there unless you were familiar with how stupid this guy is. It really just looks like a 6 foot pile of snow on his front yard. If the snow does not melt by the next garbage pickup it will probably sit there another week.