Yes, you read the title right – I got a “love note.” It has been over a decade since my last one from Joe.
However, this is one I NEVER want to get again.
Last week I found a “love note” from my city taped to my door. The note stated I had 15 days to replace my broken sidewalk.
I am not able to pull that kind of money out of thin air. Who do you think I am Jeff Bezos? Warren Buffet? President Trump?
My neighbor is a contractor and last evening we discussed the situation as they got a “love note” too. There’s is in better shape than mine and they still got a “love note.” He will fix theirs and the 3 broken spots on my sidewalk.
So all is under control.
Check with your city and see who is responsible for the sidewalk.
Then save up thousands of dollars in a sidewalk fund so if / when you have to replace it, the money is there – especially if you happen to be a one-income widow when a “love note” is taped to your front door.
By the way, they even used red tape. 😀
Hey!, wait a minute…what’s my city doing using my hard-earned tax dollars to buy colored tape? Plain old grey duct tape should be sufficient and cheaper.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com
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One of the many reasons I may never want to own a property.
I found this news article relating to sidewalks quite interesting;
That was interesting. Unfortunately, city code here states that property owners are responsible for repairs. Something which I wish Joe and I planned for.
If you truly believe that your taxes-sponsored muncipality should fix it, then take them to court.
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