The last few weeks have been really hard. have had to get rid of almost all my large-project stuff, which includes almost all of my bike stuff, shelving, metal and wood, etc. Have alos had to cut down a bunch of lantana and take down a privacy fence that was there to keep the dogs inclding jelly bean that i still have safe from the idiots and assholes that walk or run or ride up and down the back alleyway and tease and mess with dogs in everyone's yards, by keeping the dogs away from that back fence by more than 10 feet. apparently i cann only have identical fences to the outer chainlink fence anywhere on the property, so i can't have any privacy fences at all which is frocking stupid and retarded.
Still being on unpaid leave i can't afford thousands of dollars to buy all new fencing for the entire property that would give me the privacy needed, and i cant' even afford enough chainlink fence and a gate to just make a new barrier 10-12 feet from the actual back fence. i don't know what it would cost but i'm sure it's at least hundreds of dollars, inclidng the concrete and stuff i'd need to put the posts into teh ground with and whatever it costs for something ot mix that with (dunno what).
The below is copied from another thread i was posting in just now, so it has stuff already in this thread but says some of the stuff and was easier than retyping it.
Well, so... as long as you can't see it from beyond the bounds of the property line it doesn't matter. My problem is I have a chainlink fence and a corner lot so you can see everything. And I used to have several st bernards so I grew a lot of trees and lantana for shade and to block their view of all the stuff that goes on in the area, to minimize their need to bark at everyhting and to keep neighborhood kids (and other idiots) from teasing them thru the fence. I only have one sb now (jelly bean) because the others all unexpectedly died (which is why i'm still stuck at home on unpaid medical leave the last half year, because it broke me and i'm not really better yet). because I've been so messed up over kirin and yogi dying back in may and june, i haven't been able to do most normal things, and didn't keeep the yard up, and becasue i have no income i didn't water the yard so the grass mostly browned and lantana raggedy. A couple houses in the area went up for sale so the realtors did what they always do and call the city on any imperfect houses/yards in the area, which included mine.
so...here i am.
i kept the pieces of crazybike2 and new stuff for it to someday make the cloudwalker cargo bike from, and my brother's trike even though he has never used it and never will, and my sb cruiser trike and the small and large trailers for it, and some steel tubing and pipe for repairs and such i might need to make to these, etc., and a few spare wheels in case those break, and a couple of regular bikes that are complete enough to sell for a few bucks or use for emergencies, but the rest of the frames, wheels, spare bike parts, tires, assorterd hardware bits, etc., are all gone now, left out for scrappers to take since i didn't have time to try to sell them and nobody here responded to the thread for them. I would've saved some of the small stuff but i didn't have time to go thru anything to sort it out so i had to just dump it. All this has been very depressing, and has pushed me backwards in trying to recover from everything.
i still have a bunch of lantana/grass cleanup to complete, but teh city inspector said that everything else is compliant now. i have until the 29th to finish the lantana/grass, but the hedgetrimmer died and the grass is inside the lantana so i have ot use a single-hand pruning saw and a small single-hand pruning shears to cut a branch at a time to clear enough of the base of each lantana along the street border to then be able to reach and pull the grass out by hand, mostly one or two strands at a time. then i can get the stringtrimmer in there to cut the leftovers out.
all this has generated a gigantic pile of branches and other yard waste that basically fills my section of the alleyway along the back fence, and i have nowhere to put it and no way to get rid of it except to slowly put it into the big alley trashcan over time. at the rate i can fit it in there, that should only take a year or two and not allow anyone else including me to put any other trash in there. bulk trash might take some of it but they only take 1 suv sized section, four times a year. i still have to cut all that stuff up into smaller pieces too, and the only thing i have to do that with is either a crappy electric chainsaw or the hand pruning shears / saw. but all that has to wait till i pass the city inspection on the 29th.
i know there are places that bring out bulk trash containers i could fill up but those are hundreds of dollars, and i cant' afford that either.
i found amazon has the same hedgetrimmer i burned out that i still have a nearly new battery for but it's $70. it had been only $50 a couple days ago but the sale must've ended while i was trying to decide.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZ ... 1KKY&psc=1
and a plugin corded one for cheaper but then i have to deal with the cord and try not to cut it whcih i've done twice when i had a corded one before.
https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-BEH ... den&sr=1-1
back when i was "normal" (for me) i could have dealt with everything that's going on but now it is all completely overwhelming and i just can't handle it. what I really need is people to be physically here with me that can be here to actually work with me and help me do things. But i know that all anyone can actually do is give me advice, but it is always just stuff that i can't follow up on or do anything about, even when it is actually relevant which it usually isn't because people don't listen or read very well and i have a hard time communicating now anyway, since i have to give my entire story to every single person so they will understand what's happening and why i need what i need and i know that's too much for anyone to actually listen to or read. if i don't tell it all then they can't understand. i don't need just advice or guidance i need actual real help.
i'm sorry for dumping all this like this but i just need to say it somewhere.
I know I sound whiny and childlike; I'm at the end of my rope and am unable to properly go it alone. I know what I need, personally, but am unable to go about doing it all.