Not a Good Time

We are living in a state of angst and anxiety right now.

Our neighbor knocked their old house down, and then promptly placed a modular bi-level home 5 feet away from our property line. The size of this house would have it better suited on an acre of ground; not on their double lot. It is placed 17 feet from the curb, and my poor neighbor has lost her view from the front door. Once trees, now cracker box house.

We are upset,as we left the city  to have a little space with our house; our RETIREMENT house. Now I can no longer even open my side bedroom window because you have a scenic view of a monstrosity of a home. Might as well be back in the city. We both are spinning between anxiety, anger and depression. If we try to sell our house now, who would buy it overshadowed by a ugly modular. We are thinking of putting it up for sale and going to a 55+ community.

It broke my heart to leave our home on Rochelle. Just thinking of all the work and money into this house, well……..

Please send some prayers and good karma our way. Sunday’s sermon at Mass was love your neighbor. I would hope God has a sense of humor and makes it a 2-way street.


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Sixty two year old married female, care-giving, loving former government employee who is writing to try to keep her sanity.

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