Why living on a corner lot is a bad idea

So I still managed to get 3000 words written today despite this:

It turned out that our neighbor decided to back into the fence. Judging by the damage I actually think the driver was settling some cosmic score between them and the fence. Three full sections of fence destroyed and two posts snapped. I had heard the noise when impact happened but just assumed it was the train. It was only when I left to pick my kid up from school that I noticed the giant hole in our fence.

At least nobody was hurt and I had just moved most of the kids toys to the other end of the yard a couple days ago.

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  • Byron Westcott

    I hope you know which Neighbor did it!  I’m glad you were focused and got some work done.  

  • http://twitter.com/thisisspain Steve Hall

    Sad that the neighbour did not own up. #fail

  • http://twitter.com/webjock Mike Shollenberger


  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    The neighbor eventually came forward, so we’ve got everything straightened out (I think). I did most of the clean up tonight, will finish tomorrow.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    The neighbor eventually came forward!

  • http://twitter.com/writerlisamason Lisa Mason

    Sorry about the fence but as you said, at least no one was hurt.

  • Robert Akeroyd

    Hi Brent

    Sorry about you fence, for such a brief article your being extremely generous giving away 500 eaves.

    Warmly Robert.

  • http://callHART.com/crazy call HART crazy

    Could be worse …  he could have kept going and back into the house as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.slaughter Joe Slaughter

    Amazing – that your neighbor admitted the accident & that you are giving us eaves for just taking a look. Thanks so much.

  • Ridexc

    That’s quite a demolition talent your neighbour has.

  • Anonymous

    Ain’t no stopping you now . . . good luck with your novel and the last 25,000 words.

  • http://twitter.com/MySOdotCom Kevin Green


  • http://twitter.com/MySOdotCom Kevin Green


  • http://twitter.com/silucky Lucky Nugroho

    That’s horrible… :(

  • http://twitter.com/rubberdragon Rubber Dragon

    How about planting an English hedge, flexible and they don’t fall over easily : )

  • http://twitter.com/StevenLJohnson Steven L. Johnson

    I’m relieved to hear no one was hurt. Well, maybe their pride… not physically at least.

  • Liz Pullen

    How inconsiderate! And he/she didn’t even contact you about the damages? What a jerk.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they fix it! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/russ.bastable Russ Bastable

    Cosmic score settled, lol!

  • http://twitter.com/inspireleaders Gabriel Flores

    Wow – glad you and your family are Okay!

    Happy Holidays, my friend!!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah that would have been bad. I’m surprised they got as far as they did… the fence actually hit the garage… all while they were driving in reverse…

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah, they could probably start a new career!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thank you!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    I’m not sure they grow here? And I’m not much of a green thumb. Plants generally wither around me.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yeah, they mentioned they weren’t going to ever drive again :)

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    They did eventually find us… after they saw me taking photos of the damage. They’ll pay for the damages.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Yep, they’ll have to. I called the police and whatnot and the driver admitted their ‘guilt’ to the officer. We have some contractors coming out today to give us quotes and whatnot.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles


  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks, Happy Holidays!