Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New fence

from w
This morning the fence man put up a 220 foot fence in three hours - after the uprights had gone in with cement yesterday. Seven foot high! There goes the neighbourhood. For six weeks one little black dog from two doors down has had the run of three compounds, even barking at us as if we don't belong! Anyway with the plan for four units going up next door, Chris, the owner of the land, decided a high fence was a good idea. There is not much chatting over fencelines these days. You have to hold up a glove on a stick to say hello! When I was a child we even had gaps cut into the fence or a small gate to run in and out of the neighbour's gardens! Not now. People want PRIVACY! So here are quick pics of the new fence. It's a bit different from living in a Fijian village like Vatuadova, our other home, where there are no fences between houses.

A couple of months ago Bill's house was here and it was demolished in a few hours to clean the compound for the planned units.

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Blogger Alison said...

Yes, I agree, fences are regrettable. In Oxford we lived in a complex where we each had a little courtyard with a low fence and in the middle was a large common area - best of both worlds, i thik.

1:55 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I get cranky about a few things, but I've just posted something about Oprah that is a bit more disturbing than our new fence!
Sounds like Oxford had the right idea, green or open spaces no matter how small and low fences.

2:34 AM  

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