In a message dated 10/15/03 10:53:34 PM Central Daylight Time,
> I respectfully disagree with your suggestions. One, I own the house,
> and my roommate lives here on the condition that he keeps his Lotus in
> the garage (although I did use the garage for a few months while
> rebuilding the U-joint). Two, I don't want to store Peanut at a
> friend's or relative's place. And three, I definitely don't want to
> store Peanut at some garage somewhere. Basically, I believe that I
> should be able to keep my truck parked adjacent to my property, as long
> as it's not a danger to anyone (parking brake's on, truck's in gear,
> wheels are blocked), not an environmental hazard (it's no longer
> leaking oil), and not an eyesore (perish the thought!).
I have to respectfully agree with Carl, on this one. I see and understand
your views, but I also feel we have an obligation to get along with our
neighbors, and keep the neighborhood as nice as possible.
Take a look at your current and future situation, and plan accordingly. Are
you gona have the time and money to fix your truck in the next few weeks? If
so, try writing a letter to that pesky neighbor, and explain your situation.
Assure him that you are trying to fix the problem, and agree that the street
needs to be "cleaned up." Win him over to your side, so he'll "over look" what
If you won't be able to work on the truck for a month or two, (look at the
time of the year, and the weather), then I feel you should do something with
the truck. Last year, when I was facing surgery, and knew that I wouldn't be
working on the ol truck for the winter, I took the truck out of the garage, (so
could keep the good vehicles in for the winter). I didn't want an eyesore in
the driveway, so I took down a section of fence, pushed the truck onto the
patio, next to the garage, and covered it with a tarp. Out of sight, out of
You're right, you should have the right to do with your property as you
want. As long as it doesn't take value away from the neighbors house. And
remember, you don't own the "curb space" in front of your house, that is public
The general public doesn't always share our dream, of what could be.
Sometimes we need to take extra steps so as not to upset the general public.
they get upset, they make more laws, to further restrict our hobby.
This is just my opinion. This and a dollar will get ya a cup of coffee. :)
Pat Hollister---'58 step
West Burlington, Iowa
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