Sunday, April 27, 2008

Just Curious...

I don't want anyone to think that I go through life making decisions based on what people may think. I guess that is fairly obvious based on the facts...seven children, two born at home and all home schooled, breastfeeding past a year, sometimes past two years. With that said, I am curious about something. You see, we live in a neighborhood of lovely homes, most built in the seventies, all well maintained, with about an acre of well manicured yard. Our back yard connects with the backyards of five other homes. It is really pretty especially this time of year with everything green and blooming.
So now I have a question for you. Should I put up a clothesline? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As large as the yards are and the distance between the backs of the houses, I think it would be perfectly acceptable to. With nine peoples laundry, would you need to put up more than one clothesline? More than two might be overbearing.

rachel said...

I say, "It's your yard... you can do what you want!" Hopefully you have nice neighbors & they will be understanding, but if not? THen it is YOUR yard. They can put up a fence!
If you are truly concerned, though, then try to put it a not so obvious place. I can understand both sides, but i have been less then happy with my neighbors decisions in what they do in their yards plenty of times. But i get over it & move on. I am sure your neighbors will too. THey will just have to take some time to get used to it.
Good luck!

MARIE said...

YES!!! THINK OF THE $$ YOU WILL SAVE ON THE ELECTRIC BILL!!! I HANG CLOTHES ALL SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL! I'VE EVEN STARTED HANGING THEM INSIDE DURING THE WINTER. PUT IT ALONG SIDE THE THE FENCE ON YOUR RIGHT. MARIE

Tammy L said...

YES! Haha ;) You probably expected that from me. ;)

Seriously, though we have never lived in a "fancy" neighborhood, our neighbors (usually ages 40+) have all told us that they LOVE seeing our clothesline full of clothes! I'm not sure what demographic of people dislike clotheslines, but there is definitely also a demographic of folks who LIKE seeing laundry hung outside. :)

But, if you're really worried, you could always go around and ask them if they mind... take a plate of cookies along. ;)