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Old 08-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Trouble in the neighborhood for topping off my oil in driveway

I found out after we moved into our house a couple years ago that the Homeowners Association rules say I am not supposed to "work on my car" in the driveway. I have tried to do my best to pull the car in the garage before I do anything other than check the oil or put air in the tires. Oh, and did I mention that I have the great privilege of living next door to the Homeowner Association President. So, very long story short, I had to replace my washer pump on the 2003 Cobra I just bought, so I pulled it most way in the garage, changed out the pump and then changed the oil while I was at it. Then I backed it into the driveway with the hood up, to let it set for a few minutes and let the oil settle back out to top it off, and so I could clean up and put tools away. So, then I top it off and my wife comes out and asks me to show her how to check her oil in the new Pilot she just got, so I did that. Then I am putting my funnel away and about to drop the hood and over walks my neighbor to say hi, and then he starts to tell me that he knows I am aware that the rules say that I am not allowed to work on my car in the driveway, and I said are you serious? I just did all the work in the garage like I am supposed to and then backed it out to top it off and show my wife how to check her oil. He tells me he sells auto parts and he knows what changing my oil and working on my brakes looks like. I said if he sold parts and knew anything about cars he would know that I was just topping off my oil and everything else was in the garage. He basically calls me a liar and then my wife jumped in and told him he didn't know what he was talking about. He said he didn't want to argue about it and crawled back to his hole.

I was so pissed I couldn't see straight. This is the same guy that mows the lawn without a shirt and his big fat belly hanging out, that really makes the neighborhood classy!
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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That's why I will never live in an HOA. Even a condo would be better.

This guys sounds like he has let ALL the power of running an HOA go to his head.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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Ah HOA, such a great system.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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HOA's are the worst and best thing for a neighborhood.

But I have to ask, why couldn't you pull the car in the garage all the way and top off your oil in the garage? I do because my garage floor is flat and my driveway is angled.

Also, there aren't any rules about him mowing his lawn with his fat gut hanging out. But maybe you'll get luck and one of these days he'll mow the lawn with no pants and you can walk over and ask him if he knows the rules of the law about open penising.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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sell the house and remember not to be stupid next time and buy property where someone else has control over it.. especially living in georgia no self respecting southern would do such a thing
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #6
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What a rear. That's why I love where I live and the place where I plan on moving. You get a nice plot of land live just far out of town to make it a short trip. And neighbors outta sight. People need to keep to themselves. I told my wife a hoa is awful. Wouldn't choose to live in one if I had a choice
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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See, this is why I don't live in a HOA, it's nothing but teenagers in 40-something bodies that didn't get enough drama in HS. OP move if you can. People like that will make a life a hell for you just so they can get their dick hard.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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My wife and I are actually planning to buy a house in a gated community with a HOA. Why? Because when we moved to Florida and I had my true street car (basically a street driven X275 car) I thought it would be smart to buy a house outside of town. I can get to the grocery store or gas station within about 7 minutes. But I'm far enough out of town that no one would complain if I started up the racecar and drove it around.

Well, that was all fine and good until our house got broken into back in June. (during the day) Seems the criminals have realized that these houses out here in the country are so isolated, they can walk right in and steal whatever they want. Thank God I have a decent security system so they just ran scared after they set off the alarm. They didn't take anything. But now my wife doesn't feel safe here.

To top it off, there is ONE other house on my street... and this summer we had the joy of becoming familiar with the phrase "squatters rights". You guessed it. We had squatters move into a vacant house down the street, and I'm talkin' stereotypical thugs with long dreads, pants sagging almost down to their knees, hanging out in the middle of the street, and giving us dirty looks when we would come and go. The cops knew they were squatters (confirmed by the homeowner who is in foreclosure) but they "couldn't do anything about it."

These are just a couple of reasons why we're looking to move to a gated community with an HOA.
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squatters rules are retarded.

but yeah OP sounds like your HOA president is a dickhole.

instead of moving, next time they hold elections, run for it yourself and win, when you win, then make all sorts of rules that ruin his day... like you cant have a house painted whatever color his is. or have as many windows as his has.....

that'll show him
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My wife and I are actually planning to buy a house in a gated community with a HOA. Why? Because when we moved to Florida and I had my true street car (basically a street driven X275 car) I thought it would be smart to buy a house outside of town. I can get to the grocery store or gas station within about 7 minutes. But I'm far enough out of town that no one would complain if I started up the racecar and drove it around.

Well, that was all fine and good until our house got broken into back in June. (during the day) Seems the criminals have realized that these houses out here in the country are so isolated, they can walk right in and steal whatever they want. Thank God I have a decent security system so they just ran scared after they set off the alarm. They didn't take anything. But now my wife doesn't feel safe here.

To top it off, there is ONE other house on my street... and this summer we had the joy of becoming familiar with the phrase "squatters rights". You guessed it. We had squatters move into a vacant house down the street, and I'm talkin' stereotypical thugs with long dreads, pants sagging almost down to their knees, hanging out in the middle of the street, and giving us dirty looks when we would come and go. The cops knew they were squatters (confirmed by the homeowner who is in foreclosure) but they "couldn't do anything about it."

These are just a couple of reasons why we're looking to move to a gated community with an HOA.

no one said move somewhere in the middle of nowhere..just dont live in a HOA neighborhood :P I live in a historic district in georgia(think like Savannah's but a smaller town) the only real problem i have is the city making up parking rules. I laid the smack down in court last time they ticketed me though and havent heard from the code enforcer and his made up 4 car rule again LOL
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