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.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I gave it to her and she was happy as could be and I was $50 richer.

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