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Saturday, August 22, 2015

The land survey



There's a guy who bought land near me. Our property is separated by another piece of land and that's great. This guy approaches every problem with heavy equipment and really made a mess of his land. Maybe I'm just a tree hugger, but he seem to be a tree hater. Anyway, it was his land.

Then he bought the property across the street from mine for his daughter. Of course, they cut most of the trees down and brought in the excavators and trucks. One day last year I pointed out, very politely, that they were encroaching on my property. He apologized, changed the angle of the driveway, and I thought that was the end of it.

A few days ago I let the dog out for her morning ritual. She went nuts barking at some guys in the road. They were surveyors. They had just marked out all the property pins on my land. Once I settled the dog down the surveyors and I had a chat. It seems my neighbor hired these guys to chech his boundaries. Okay . . .

The surveyors confirmed much of what I already knew. My lots were originally surveyed by the paper mill who once owned the land. They were highly skilled professionals who did a solid job. Beyond my land the survey work is not nearly so good. Because of that my land is the reference point for the new survey. Once I found out what was going on I even pointed out an old paper mill survey pin that they were unaware of.

I don't know how my neighbor made out with the rest of the survey. As for my side, he lost a bit more of his driveway and I gained a bit of land. It does amuse me somewhat that the guy paid a surveyor big bucks to lose a little land.

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. Serves him right it seems Sixbears. Too many are chancers who would go to any lengths to gain a square foot of land regardless of cost or bad feeling created in the process.

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    1. I'm not too sure what motivates the guy, but I don't think it turned out the way he wanted.

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  2. Not everyone who moves to the country is someone you want to know.

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    1. He's not even a city guy -just lived in another part of our very rural town.

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    1. That's how I feel about things, but some folks have to struggle.

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  4. Love watching the neighbors across the road from us. When they mow their lawns, not one blade of grass is cut on the others side. It's as if the tractors are laser guided.

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    1. Maybe good fences really do make good neighbors?

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  5. I love it when a greedy person looses!!

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  6. that kind of thing is why I can't stand to have people living near me. They always find some way to force you to interact with them. They want to make you toe their line, dance their jig. If people lived around me I'd have done murder and been in jail a long time ago.

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    1. I used to be pretty much alone here. Maybe I just stayed in one place too long.

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