There is a very good place for rules and structures within our civilization and our communities.
- I’m all for that.
I suppose having a sense of structure and parameters for behavior is wise and important. But, when you go after someone for the shade of their HVAC machine cabinet. That might be an example of going too far. This is what I am currently dealing with. The HOA in our planned community is threatening me with all sorts of penalties and litigation. What did I do? Did I paint our home orange or put in live chickens in the backyard? No, I simply had a sunshine faded heating and air conditioning outside the cabinet. That was my deep transgression. When we bought our home, it had a very nice and new Heating and Air Conditioning. But over the years, the paint has faded out on the cabinet holding the compressor and condenser. Honestly, I never even noticed it was happening. It’s in a part of the home that I rarely go by, anything having to do with the heating and air conditioning is left to the professionals. However, the HOA noticed. I had to have it painted to bring back the color however this wasn’t a great enough solution. They wanted me to update the cabinet with a new one or get a new HVAC device. That is, of course, beyond ridiculous. So, I told them they were in for a fight. Well actually, our lawyer told them that. I was dealing with the HOA’s hostility. Once they threatened legal action, I simply turned it over to our lawyer. We’ll see what happens. In the meantime, I had the Heating and Air Conditioning cabinet repainted.