Monday, January 5, 2009

Good News!



We had some good news today!  After posting this sign in our yard for 10 days, not sure if you can see the flourescent pinkness of it, we had no complaints from neighbors about doing a rear addition that violates the side setback under code.  We had to put this sign up for a review period to let everyone in the neighborhood know that we were building a non-conforming structure - the addition behind our house.  I had seen white signs like this, and was very surprised to see that ours would be bright pink, yikes.  But so far so good as far as the complaints go - if someone had said something, we likely would not have the opportunity to build the master bedroom and bathroom and basement addition as planned.  Send some good energy our way though, people can still submit comments for a couple more weeks.  

The night we went to post the sign in our yard we discovered a busted pipe gushing water into our basement - 1" deep - which we had to shop-vac out right after Nick's company holiday party.  Who knew negative 17 degree temperatures with a hole into the crawl space could cause such a thing?

3 comments:

The Ghost of John Brown said...

Typically people won't make a comment in that type of administrative proceeding unless (a) they are crazy and have nothing better to do than prevent you from getting what you want on principle, or (b) you've wronged them in some way and they have nothing better to do than prevent you from getting what you want on a personal level.

kellifornia said...

Um, well, your (1) describes 1/2 the population of Colorado. Just kidding.

Meredith said...

nice! Good work!