Today, I got yet another one of those lovely letters from the Community Development people. Before I opened it, I had already recited the entire complaint against us. I’ve memorized that complaint over the years. I shouldn’t have to have it memorized.
Yes, our grass needs to be mowed, but it doesn’t look that bad. In fact, I think that the letter might have been sent a little early. The law says that you have to have your grass at 8″ or below, which I would think that ours is not quite 8″. Maybe the letter is preemptive? Who knows? We have until the 21st of this month to get it cut.
I think it’s a bit odd for them to issue a complaint right now. Let’s face it, it’s too damn hot for anyone to be mowing your lawn. We’ve had 12 days in a row of 90°. Right now it is 95° and the dew point is 60° with an air quality that is listed as moderate. That means that anyone who went out right now to mow the lawn would be in for a world of overheating and getting sick from the pollution levels. The only time the temperature is even slightly decent is in the very early hours of the morning, when its not quite light enough to really mow the yard.
So I guess we have to get the guy next door to put his health on the line to mow it. It’s either that or another trip to court, forking over another (at least) $100 in fines plus the extra court costs, being talked down to (again) by a judge, and the threat of being put in jail. Yeah, I really hate this stupid rule.