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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    I am so upset with the lady running the estate sale next door! I was exceptionally good friends with the lady the passed away and I want to be nice about the family selling all of her worldly goods out of her house, but they keep parking in my driveway and blocking all the other driveways in the cul-de-sac.

    I have been crying all day seeing all her things drug out in peoples arms and by truckloads. But, when I asked the lady to please keep the driveways cleared by phone three times she turned off her phone! ,When I walked over to ask her to have someone move from my driveway (again) this time in person, she loud talked me in front of people standing waiting to check out, saying she was hired by the family and she was trying to sell this stuff. I just walked out...
    I really am upset. I don't know what to do. The "family" can not be reached by phone, and I am this close to calling the police!

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    Just call the police!

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    Sorry to hear this. I would just call the police because no one has a right to park in your drive way with out your permission.

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    yes, call the police as they are parking on your driveway on your property, if they fall on your property can sue you, please call the police and make them come out and put up ribbons to block off your driveway!

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    Call the police in your area . All states and areas have their own way of handling such problems !

    In my state the police cannot do anything about someone else parking in your drive way, they will advise you to call a tow truck and have the vehicle towed :wink: Once it is towed it is the owners problem , YOU DO NOT have to pay the tow truck, they get the money from the owner :lol:

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    I would call the police and explain the problem to them. Let them take care of it.

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    I am grieving over the loss of my friend and right now I have zero tollerance! I called the police and I hope she is cited fot being so mean to me and none caring about these people. I am thinking of filing a report with the police and the better business bureau! Oh man ...I am upset now!

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    Ok you called the police now calm down and let them take care of it. Go have a cup of tea and relax. I imagine a lot of anger is coming from your loss. {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} for you.

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    I am sorry that you have lost a friend!!!!
    Hopefully the Police will take care of the matter!!!

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    Now I just can't stop crying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Now I just can't stop crying...
    I'm so sorry, if I was there I would cry with you. :(

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    It is hard to things sold to strangers when u were friends with the lady. Sit somewhere where u can't see all the commotion happening. Have a cup of tea, Close your eyes and breathe. Hugs

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    (((HUGS))) I am so sorry that you not only lost a good friend, but are having to deal with this too....

    Maybe put up a no parking/tow away zone sign, and call to have cars towed that are parked in your driveway.

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    I am so sorry that you are going through this.

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    That is certainly not a very professional company. I'd call the police & the Better Business Bureau...or at least I'd call the company & talk with the head person/owner about the people that work for them.

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    Garnet...I really don't have any advice for you other than to remind you that it will be over with soon...and as long as you don't have to go anywhere, it should be ok...annoying as it is!
    I think you're more upset over the loss of your friend, and the seeing her treasures going out with strangers than you are over the parking...I agree with reach 4 the stars...go somewhere in your house where you can't see the happenings out front...I would add...have a good cry, remind yourself that even tho they were her treasures that they really are "just things", and that the loss of her things won't take away the wonderful memories that you have of her.

    ~HUG~

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    I am just praying I can get though this day without snapping at someone. I hate hurting anyones feelings. I am tring to stay away from the front of my house and stay cool. I think the one lady parker set me off by being a smart_ _ _ to me about it. Boy... people can be so dang thoughtless!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss and aggravation. Can you write a bit of a journal, memoir or letter to help remember the value of your friendship and let the good memories take over? I'm glad you called the police. We all send you a big hug.

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    Get them towed. Is your right, since they are in your property, and it will be at their expense. Bet you she will stay away.

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    HUGE {{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}!!!!

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    after you get your driveway clear of other's vehicles can you block your drive with bikes or something so noone can pull in but you? We used to do that when we lived in town. There is an annual Old Threshers and people would park in your parking or your yard without asking. I would take some stakes and run a chain or rope across your drive. Put no parking out there where people see it.

    So sorry people are so rude at a time when you are suffering the loss of your friend. But this too shall pass. Hold on and it will be over soon!

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    Awww. I feel for you. It must be so hard to see your friend's stuff sold like that. I bet the new owners will enjoy those items as much as your friend did. Everything is finding a good home, so take comfort in that.

    As for the parking situation, yikes! It will be over soon, but the estate sale company should really be more considerate and professional. Some signs would have been nice.

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    Hugs and positive thought for you. It's a lose for you also. Look at all the support you have here.

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    I think Charlee said it all.

    I know this is a difficult time for you. At least you'll always have the memories of your friend and in the mean time you have all of us to help you through this!

    {{{HUGS}}}
    It's better to come on here and vent then confronting someone out there. At least you know we are here to help!

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    I think that I just know now she will never be back. The memorial isn't until july 10th, so I will be trying to get a grip before then.

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