So, that ^ had to happen. Let me tell you a little story about our property. When they were building our house, the Town workers came in and tore down a whole bunch of trees from the back of our lot so that they could access the hiking trails with their machinery to build some bridges. Since doing that, people seem to think that our property is an access point for the trails. Our house is just like any other house in a sub division... two other houses on either side. It's still unfinished (no grass yet) but you don't normally just walk between two people's houses to get somewhere, do you? The Town has since come back and replaced the gaping hole with these little cedar trees, which completely do not blend in with the rest of the 100 foot high ones. This was their attempt to stop people from using our property. Let's just say it hasn't worked.
Two days ago, I woke up and looked outside and noticed a woman and two kids trotting up through my yard as they exited the forest. I watched them walk across my driveway and out to the street. I was annoyed as I always am when I see someone do this (it happens too often).
About 15 minutes later, I was in the backyard with my dog, in my PJs. This same woman and her two kids come back, going the opposite way now into the forest. As she crosses my driveway and enters my backyard my dog starts going nuts. "HI! :)" she says with a smile. Ok, what? Wait... HI?! Do you realize that you are clearly trespassing on my property right now? While I am right here even! I was a little shocked and caught off guard and said "Hi" back, in a sort of confused tone. She continued on her way as her boys screamed and ran off into the forest.
I don't know about you, but this completely irritates me. The windows and doors on the back side of our house aren't covered because we back onto the forest. We purchased this lot for the privacy in particular. What if I was walking around in my underwear, or even more awkward what if I was outside sunbathing on my lawn? What if I just wanted secluded privacy!? What if her kids got hurt on my lawn?? This makes me so mad. I immediately started constructing that sign you see up there and put it in place. I'd never been so proud of my sign skills and angry at the same time as I hammered it into the ground.
Am I being totally nuts about this or not? What would you do if people continued to travel through your own property whenever they pleased? Until we can get a fence, here's to hoping that they get the hint....