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7/13/12

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Oh, wonderful Idaho.

Sometimes I see you as the gateway to Yellowstone.

Sometimes I see the majestic Tetons and the endless nature, and take in every moment.

And sometimes... the banjo music kicks in and drowns everything else out.

Idaho, like most parts of the country this summer, is fucking HOT.  So much so that people don't want to work outside unless they have to.  Since the sun doesn't set until 9:30 right now, that leaves a lot of daylight.

My neighbors have found ways to get outdoor work done without being outdoors, and in the most redneck-esque way possible.

First, my next door neighbor needed to wash his car.  He didn't want to bake in the 99 degree sun, so he did this:


Yes, you're seeing correctly.  A sprinkler has been positioned on top of the vehicle and is 'watering' the car.

...and for some reason, the car was running while he did this.  Maybe so he can hop in and enjoy the air conditioning?

OH BUT WAIT, it gets better.  A few houses down, the residents were working on putting new metal shingles on their roof.  Before they could put on the new material they had to remove the old...

...but taking off hot metal from a hot roof, in the middle of the day?  They weren't going to handle that themselves...


Instead of prying and wiggling and tugging every piece off, they tied a rope to their car, and attached the other end to a metal piece.  They would then drive off, ripping the metal off the roof.

...either that or the car likes to wander off like their dog does, and they were tying it up so it couldn't run away...

So welcome to my neighborhood.  Feel sorry for me yet???
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18 witty retorts:

Mynx said...

Certainly more entertaining than my neighbourhood.
Maybe they were hoping if they watered the car they might get a bigger better one.

Youngman Brown said...

Those are two awesome visuals. One neighbor thinks that his car will blossom into a prettier car by watering it. And the other neighbor doesn't want his car to run off.

Mooner said...

Brandini. Too funny, dude. I hope their plumbing doesn't back up.

squatlo said...

Brandon, stop drinking the local water supply STAT! There is something definitely wrong with the people in your neighborhood, and it might be contagious.

Watering a car? With the engine running?

Ohhhhh-Kay, then.

Zombie said...

Its flipping hot AND humid here in California. lol.

StephanieC said...

Lol @ Mynx!

Are those really from your neighbourhood?

Elvis' Ghetto song is running through my mind... (Elvis' version or the Eric Cartman version. Your call).

Adsila said...

Haha, maybe the guy is hoping his car will grow if he waters it. You have interesting neighbors.

The Six-Fingered Monkey said...

I think it may be time to relocate.

The Management said...

Yep. I feel sorry for you. Get out of there.

Bridget said...

I don't feel sorry for you at all. You have something to do now - taking pictures - probably from the inside of an air conditioned car. You should be thanking your neighbors. Probably with a banjo.

Crack You Whip said...

Time to move...

Amy said...

what the... wow. Why would you water a car? Maybe he put it up there and forgot it, like a cup of coffee...

Thank, Q said...

I know these are not videos, but I'd seriously submit the first photo to Tosh.0 if I were you. That is freakin' hilarious that dude is "watering the car!" LOL!

NellieVaughn said...

Feel sorry for you? Fat chance! I envy you. Let's trade. What is it they say about lazy people? Something about how they are actually geniuses, and they'll always find the best and blah blah blah

Utah L said...

I thought Rednecks had to live in trailer parks ?

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Wow, that is some crazy mess right there. Good luck with neighbors like that, I foresee an insurance claim in someone's near future.

Lady Estrogen said...

OMG - that is crazy and hilarious.

"Sadly" I can't do that with my sprinkler because we have hard water & it would just leave water spots all over ma car. Dammit!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Hey, that watering idea isn't so bad. Gotta keep that sweet 80's sedan nice and spotless for pickin' up Idahoes.

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