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  1. Nov 30, 2004 #1
    Today I took the GPS and headed out of town for work. On the other side of one of the big indian reservations is a slowly developing area. I had to shoot in some monuments and property corners. I was walking down the road when a lady came up to me and told me that her neighbor is stealing her land. She said her neighbor sneaks out at night and moves her property corner little by little. She figures that she's lost about 4 feet over the years. I told her it would cost about $750-1000 for me to come out and put her property corners where they are supposed to be. She said she just wanted to see how much land she had lost and didn't need the full blown treatment. I was shooting in the property corners anyway so I told her for $50 I'd shoot in her neighbors two front corners and her two front and tell her how wide both of the lots were. She ran into the house, grabbed $50 and some paperwork she had downloaded. She showed me that her neighbors lot should be 220 ft wide and her's should be 222 ft wide. I shot in the neighbor's first and came up with 220.08 ft. then the lady said that the corner to her property, not shared with neighbor, had been washed away in a storm, but she could tell by looking at her back corner exactly where her corner should be. She dug a little hole and chugged her beer and half buried the can where I was to take my final shot. I took the shot and found that she had been pretty close in her guess. her lot which should have been 222 ft was really 222.9 ft. When I told her this answer she said but really this lot should be on a diagonal so the corner should be right here. She moved the beer can to a new spot. I shot in her new corner and lo and behold now her lot was 218 ft wide. 4 ft short just like she said. She was very happy then and asked me to please put something in writing for her. So I drew, in pencil, on the back of a piece of scrap paper, 3 dots in a line. I wrote the horizontal distance from this rebar to this rebar is 220.08 ft and the horizontal distance from this rebar to the beer can is 218 ft.
    I gave it to her and she was happy as could be and I was $50 richer.
     
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    So did you properly submit a 4 mil mylar copy of that map to the county recorder?
     
  4. Nov 30, 2004 #3
    I should, shouldn't I
     
  5. Nov 30, 2004 #4

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    :rofl: I wonder if she plans on taking her neighbor to court with a survey map drawn on a scrap of paper, in pencil, and a beer can for a marker?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2004 #5
    Funny it would be...
     
  7. Nov 30, 2004 #6
    What I found most interesting was that, upon hearing the first number for her property and knowing exactly how far she needed the can moved, she was still excited and felt vindicated when the second number was the one she wanted. She needed 4 feet, she moved the can 4 feet, and was satisfied that this proved she had been right all along.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2004 #7

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    And it didn't phase her a bit that the neighbor's property marker was exactly the right place, not 4 feet too long. Maybe it's her other neighbor she needs to be worrying about. :rofl:
     
  9. Nov 30, 2004 #8
    Her poor neighbor came outside while we were out there and tried to do some work in her garden. My lady started muttering, "look at her. She's a nosy, troublemaker.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2004 #9

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    Just how many other cans of beer did she have out there? How early in the day was this?

    Did she have a neighbor on the beer can side? If so, it was quite nice of her to donate 4 feet to them! Probably makes it worth putting up with her as a neighbor. 220 feet seems too close to live to someone like that.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2004 #10
    This story is priceless
    only in america
     
  12. Nov 30, 2004 #11
    like you don't have crazy drunks in Canada! I've been there.
     
  13. Nov 30, 2004 #12

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    But in Canada, they're all that way, so they don't stand out as much. :rofl:
     
  14. Nov 30, 2004 #13
    Drunks? Yes, but people who sneak out at night and slowly steal their neighbours property at a rate of 4 feet per year.... not yet at least

    Moonbear: Also true.
     
  15. Nov 30, 2004 #14
    I have relatives there. They've got em.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2004 #15

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    But, nobody was stealing property, that was the point. When she heard the number that said she was wrong, she moved her beer can!
     
  17. Nov 30, 2004 #16
    Suuuure, that's what HE wants you to believe. Come on, who are you going to believe? Tribdog? or some crazy woman in backwood Arizona, think about it. :biggrin:

    Edit: Yes, made it to page 2!
     
  18. Nov 30, 2004 #17

    I thought tribdog was a crazy woman in backwood arizona? I'm so confused...
     
  19. Nov 30, 2004 #18

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    Not if you have it set for 20 posts per page like I do. Keep trying. :biggrin:
     
  20. Nov 30, 2004 #19
    haha. That one made me giggle.
     
  21. Nov 30, 2004 #20
    Page 2 Is Mine!!!
     
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