As it turns out, we’re not fostering a sense of relationship with our neighbors. Instead, we’ve created a barrier.
You see, our patios are separated by a cement wall that did not go all the way up to the top of the roof.
Here’s why this is a big deal.
Both our neighbors and us live with our patio doors open whenever we’re home. We eat, work and hang out on our patios. Often at the same time. So, we hear one another. (AHHHHhhhh…. Remember that one time my neighbors had a full-fledged wedding at their house? During the week? Complete with mariachi band and music until the wee hours of the morning? Yeah. Love them.)
So the final straw: not too long ago my neighbors made the decision to welcome three lab puppies into their home. Sweet? Yes. Incredibly noisy and annoying? Absolutely. They leave these puppies to bark and fight on their patio all.day.long while they work. Not in their yard. On their patio.
(I blame these dogs for encouraging Lila’s barking.)
It was RIDICULOUS.
So we decided it was time for a wall.
It may not look amazing, but in real-life it does. And, it’ll look even cuter after we do some decorating.
Best thing? WE CANNOT HEAR a peep (or a bark) from our neighbors.
Best purchase of brick EVER.