Why can’t we just all get along?


Finally healing, although I think I caused a rotator cuff injury while stretching my back that was hurting!  (back fine now..shoulder isn’t).

But we do still get out kayaking and playing with the dolphins….. our new beautiful residence in Charleston is part of a community with an HOA.  Someone on our block decided they didn’t like periodic cars (friends) coming down ‘their’ street with kayaks on the top, so they contacted the HOA and we now have a violation of ‘commercial use’…

Excuse me?  Because we have a couple of kayaks and gear and some of our friends do as well, we are all of a sudden accused of commercial activity of selling kayaks and equipment at our premises…. huh?  So that means if a neighbor has a couple of dogs and a friend visits who either comes with their dog or leaves with a dog, they can be accused of violating policy by running commercial activity in running a kennel or breeding/selling dogs?  This makes no sense….

Since when are we guilty before proven innocent?  Now we cannot get someone from the Management community to respond!

Well, I guess that person who reported the ‘violation’ will have to deal… and we’ll continue to kayak and have friends over… its just a shame that some people have to create issues when there are none… and leave others to clean up their mess.  After fighting breast cancer, this is just an annoyance in the grand scale of things.  It may not be Einsteins principle of Relativity, but it is all relative….

And I am here, enjoying life!



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leni Jeanette
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 20:31:39

    the bylaws specifically ban kyayks???You’re kidding! How is having a piece of sports equipment the same as running a commercial venture? Send a letter regular and certified mail to the HOA requesting attendance at their regularly scheduled session to obtain salient facts and their evidence of a commercial venture which violates the regs and to present your case.


    • msfsw
      Jun 13, 2012 @ 01:15:47

      no…. it doesn’t ban kayaks or boats…it prohibits the use of the premises for sales of kayaks, boats and equipment….. so clearly the woman who alleged the violation made the leap that because we had kayaks and cars coming in and out from time to time had kayaks, we were selling and renting….. pretty broad leap… same as my dog analogy…. silly…she gained nothing by it and harassed us for no reason… but perhaps she really did believe we were running a business…still… all she had to do was ask….


  2. Janie
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 19:22:56

    So is there something in the covenants limiting what you can have on top of the car in the driveway? How about bicycles? Or skis? Pickup trucks and vans can be pretty commercial…


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