Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Under God's cloud of wisdom.
Moving and interacting with different types of neighbours.
Alright I just wanted to tell you my experience of going from renting a house to becoming an income property owner what I have learned and had to cope with over the past year and a half of becoming an owner. First I must say that there is no greater joy than becoming a proud house owner after dishing out a fortune over the years on renting apartments and houses, except for when my kids we're born but ownership is a close second. We moved from a small city where we rented a lakeside community property where people didn't really know each other nor really cared, an upper middle class area, this was perfect for my extra curricular activities. After deciding we wanted to be owners we made the decision to move back to our hometown, where me and the gf grew up. We made that decision based on the simple fact that our property price range we got a lot more for our money's worth then the city we resided, the choice was between a 7000 sq/feet average lot size with neighbours all arround with shared driveways and lack of privacy and the average house was about 1000-1500 sq/feet or just a 20 min ride away in a beautiful and peaceful town with tons of nature and wildlife. We settled upon an old side by side duplex of 3200 sq/feet not counting the unfinished basement, a 25 000 sq/feet lot which is bit more than 1/2 acre and best of all no neighbour in back of me, instead a privately owned 300+ acres of forest.. Choice was simple we made an offer became the owners. Alright I just wanted to put you into context, on one side I had an elderly couple as neighbours everything was fine with them and on the other side, and I have to mention that the elderly couple side my property separates us with 200+ feet of distance so plenty of space but on the other side my duplex is right up to the neighbouring house and its sort of placed behind mine, his front porch starts where my backyard facing wall ends, so awkwardly placed, no neighbour in back but side neighbour is slightly off from the rest of the houses on street. The people who lived there where a couple of Jehovah's witness in early 40's with 4 kids and 3 dogs, that house is no more than 800-900 sq/feet :( Anyways I sort of knew the man, he was the older brother of a guy I went to school with and I was told by several he is a good Samaritan/boy scout type and figured I would be ok with my extra curricular activities. Figured he wouldn't know as long as I'm discreet. So shortly after getting the keys before moving in I transferred some clones, well I should say 12-18 inch tall plants from the rental house to the new place late at night on a weeknight thinking everyone would be sleeping, pulled in back yard and decided to go through closed in back porch which is almost aligned with the close by neighbour houses front porch, not the best way but front door was out of the question too many possible witnesses. I couldn't find big enough boxes so the plants we're thrown in back seat and trunk of the car, it was pitch black and kept a close eye on neighbours to make sure nobody saw me. If Everything was fine, about a week later we we're cleaning up before moving in and ran into the Jehovah neighbour, this was second time talking to him and had already met a few weeks before. First time we met we chatted for almost a half hour and was very nice and friendly and introduce me to his wife and kids, had a feeling I was going to get along... Then the second time we talked he saw me in back yard and called me over, I went to see him and after a quick and weird hi how are you he starts to tell me that him and the neighbour across the street and a few others are part of neighbourhood watch and that they are good friends with the police and that they keep the police close and don't want the wrong type of people living arround here and as he was telling me that he wasn't friendly and had a very different and serious look on his face compared to the previous time we had talked, and with that statement he pretty much started walking away ending the conversation with oh don't worry when you're not arround I keep a close eye on your place for you.. I wasn't sure what he meant and why he was so nice the first time and very distant and frigid the second time and I was convinced that he had seen me unloading the plants or that he had some security cameras hidden .. Next few months we're more or less the same thing with him being very distant from us, not much more than a hello, didn't make much effort to have a conversation with me even when I was trying to be friendly and talk about different things.. Usually if we saw each other We both tried to avoid or pretend not to see each other.. Very awkward and eventually we basically never acknowledged each other unless necessary. His wife was much nicer but because of the religion she wasn't aloud to be more than just polite chit chat.. Another interesting thing about this neighbour is that he had 2 brothers, one younger, the guy I went to school with and an older brother, who was also a Jehovah but was arrested and imprisoned at that time in the state of Ohio for a major cocaine trafficking charges, his brother was arrested for talking on his cell phone while driving in Ohio and then they discovered over a million dollars worth of cocaines in his car... This guy is aand has always been a Jehovah witnes and head of security at a private school weirder things have happened. So fast foward and we're summer of 2016, just harvested some stinky skunky weed and usually with the carb filter no odours and no worries but my significant other which is the best damn trimmer I ever seen decided she wanted to watch her tv shows while trimming, normally it's trimmed in drying room with the filter but miss big boss decides to bring over a pound of untrimmed still fresh and incredibly reeky weed upstairs on the hottest day of the summer to trim, with all the windows open... Yeah I know what the??? And worst of all it's 6 o'clock weekday every one is outside and active.. My neighbour comes home from work and it stinks like a skunk orgy outside, as soon as I get home I smell that and go see why, start arguing with the gf why oh why would think that is possibly a reasonable idea and she's like I don't see what the big deal is and thinking I'm over reacting and it's normal to trim daytime with windows down lol So I go out on front porch and grab my shoes and look towards the neighbours driveway and what do I see! Oh just your everyday mounties SUV parked in the neighbours driveway and nobody inside vehicle.. Ok so let's think, neighbour got home, smelled that terrible odour and called cops, They patrol the town like Nazis and even have a helicopter fly over the length of the town up to twice a day, they fly right over my house, forgot to mention it, so back to the story, I'm panicking thinking this is it, there coming and I'm completely screwed, evidence everywhere and the obvious odour and the grow rooms in basement and the old grow rooms in garage(started in garage and moved to basement) and don't know what to do, everything happening too fast, can't start ripping everything down and take out of the house cause neighbour has clear view of my back entrance and back yard, alright no time and no way I can get rid of all the grow equipment I've collected over the years. Best bet is to wait for darkness and start emptying and hiding everything, equipment in boxes and bins and plants outside in forest behind the house.. Spent the night dismantling every thing and hiding stuff including quite a few plants that I had to haul up a 75 foot climb because before I can get to the forest I have to climb the cliff in my back yard, of course trying to be discreet so forget the flashlight, turn on the cell phone screen once in a while to make sure I'm headed in right direction. Fell about 7 times and managed to stray off about 1000 feet in wrong direction when headed back home from the last load of about 4-5 complete darkness trips, came across a buck, wasn't sure or not if it was a deer or something else, black bears are seen regularly around here lol, buck was making these noises trying to scare me away, they act different at night when they don't see you, not as scared. I started running towards his direction to scare him and I was grunting and stomping at first he wasn't budging so started thinking it might not be a deer lol but finally he took off running and making his weird hissing noises trying to scare me back. So after about an hour of trying to find my way back in the dark, my cell didn't have a camera flash/flashlight so I had to try to see far enough ahead of me, I was on top of mountain and could see people's backyard lights and was trying to find mine but it pitch black with branches and leaves and obstacles everywhere it's difficult and I had to make sure I didn't trip and fall down the cliff, I ended up right behind the Jehovah house so I was happy to be close, problem is trying to walk in forest at night without seeing and being quiet is impossible, too many crunchy leaves and twigs on ground, its completely silent but your crunching away and people leave windows open so here I am hiking down behind the neighbours house at 4 am all scratched and sweaty and full of mosquito bites just happy I got everything out... I was sure if they did not come that night they would show up the next morning with a freshly stamped search warrant. Nothing happened, they did not come, never showed up, kept wondering why, why not?! Why where they at the neighbours then? It seriously smelled like a field of cannabis arround my house the evening they went to my neighbours, they would have been scentless idiots not to smell that. Why did they go see him? Why did they go in his house. The Jehovahs youngest son was about the same age as my daughter and since he wasn't aloud to leave and play with other neighborhood kids he became friends with my daughter and would come over to play every day during summer break so I had my girlfriend ask him about the police that went to his house, he was a bit of a hyper kid with ADHD and was a bit hard to follow at times but he basically didn't know much he said they went in the basement with his father to help him out with something??? Wow now I was trying my best to puzzle the clues but couldn't figure out why they would go talk to him in his basement, at first I was convinced that they installed cameras in his basement window facing my backyard and they must have filmed me doing multiple trips with bins full of clones. Finally after a week later I obviously realized they weren't coming for me.. Not long after that when school started again his youngest son stopped coming over, for 3 months straight he would come over and knocked on door average of 5 time a day and came swimming in the pool everyday during the day when his dad was at work.. Then he stopped comming altogether and the wife started avoiding us and things turned cold.. Finally one morning the doorbell rings and it's my j hoe neighbour, he informs me that they are moving out next week, he decided to give back his house to the bank(foreclosure) because there's too many problems with the house and he is sick of it, then he offered me his kids old swing set and trampoline because he has no room for it at the house he rented and that's how this whole story ended... False alert basically, analyzed the situation and logically assumed that he was snitching on me. Still haven't figured out why cops was in his house. Not long after that I found out that the house down the street where his two oldest kids hanged out with their friends is the house of a retired mounties agent, that same retired agent also came over the same night the mounties SUV was over.. So I'm usually good at figuring out stuff but this one was the weirdest close call I've ever experienced...
Last edited by BlackMarketMic; 05-08-2017 at 12:13 PM..