Sorry if Rot in Hell threads are passť (that's why I didn't capitalize it), but I need to vent.
So I come home tonight from a very hard, long week at work. As I'm driving into my neighborhood, I think, "you know, I need to mow this weekend." I stop at my mailbox, and I just barely notice a soggy piece of paper stuck under the flag. It's a notice from my HOA that I have 24 hours to mow my yard or they'll do it for me, and put a lien on my property of $500+.
Now, I'll admit, it was long. It was starting to seed (which is the first time I've seen it do in a year and a half living here.) I just mowed last week, but I mow it to 3" (on the advise from my landscaper neighbor) because it's so thick.
The note said that "there had been numerous complaints" about my yard, but on a hunch, I drove around and saw 7 other notices (and this was at 8pm). So I think it's safe to say that the state of lawns in our neighborhood was brought up at the board meeting last week, so someone just went around with a bunch of form letters. And while some of the lawns were on par with mine, some were much worse.
Now, if you really want to go around plastering notices threatening legal action, that's one thing. But to do it on the day before a 3-day weekend when it's been raining all day? That seems a bit ridiculous IMO. I'd hate to be one of the people who comes home Monday to have that waiting for them.