Many, many Scotches
Clearly there was a natural order established before you moved in so if you want to maintain that order you need to become either a pensioner, or a small-time hood.When I bought my home in 2003 the street was full of pensioners and small time hoods. The houses were all 30+ years old and there was a teaching vineyard and the end of the court behind a cyclone fence. It have a lovely untouched 70s vibe to it. Last year the house next door was replaced by a two storey McMansion with fake grass and white. At the start of this year the vineyard was bulldozed for a public green space. Today our neighbours on the other side tell us they have plans in council for a subdivision to put a two storey house in their backyard as a retirement plan.
I spent a mountain of time and money updating this house to get it to the pint where my wife loves it. Not anymore.
I am tired.
The latter does sound more fun!