There's an interesting article in the current issue of Consumer Reports. Yes I get that magazine, and yes I consult it before every major purchase. Doesn't everyone? Ok, it's a gift subscription my mom renews every year. Don't judge.
Actually I hadn't yet read the latest issue. It was sitting in a pile of magazines waiting for me to stop doing mindless things like blogging, so I could do more productive things like
It's titled, "Neighbor Wars: Keeping The Peace". They mention things like Noisy Neighbors (something we know a little too much about), Encroaching Elms, Forbidding Fences and Perilous Pools. But the section that is most interesting to us, is the section entitled "Blight On the Block". It says, (and I quote) "What about homeowners who paint their house purple? Landmark districts tend to have the firmest rules about what is acceptable and what isn't. Housing associations and planned communitites often have Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) you can check. But in some places, you'll just have to learn to live with the quirkiness next door."
Guess that last sentence is directed at our neighbors. Which leads me to ask...
What's so wrong about painting your house purple?
(that is a rhetorical question. I'm not actually looking for answers, unless you are going to leave comments telling me that I'm right... that there's absolutely nothing wrong with painting your house purple... and that Consumer Reports is just being silly.)