Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Driveway Annoyances

I did a six month check in post a little bit ago where I outlined what I like and dislike about our house, and I forgot to list one aggravation: the little medians in between the townhouses. Aka: THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE.

If you're shopping around for a Ryan Homes townhouse, be sure to check out the back of the units to see if you have this delightful number going on in between the garages:

I don't know if they do this in other communities, but Ryan Homes chose to separate the driveways with these big rocks, which means the trash bins don't sit on a stable surface. The trash bin is usually heavy enough to stay anchored, but the recycling bins blow over without the slightest hesitation. Recycling bins rolling around like tumbleweeds are now a permanent fixture of Greenbelt Station due to RH's poor planning. We're not total jerks, we've learned to store the recycling bin in our garage, but it would be nice to have the option of keeping outside.

On any given day (but especially recycling pickup day), this also means we usually have at least some trash blowing through the neighborhood, although to be fair, some of that is from wind blowing trash out of the big construction dumpsters as houses are being built.


1 comment:

  1. It doesn't seem overly smart to me that the HVAC condensing unit would be put there either without any sort of protection again a car running into it.