Finally, I got hold of a neighbor the next morning that could answer most of my questions. There was nothing to stipulate the way a fence faces, except having pickets to the curb. Also, we have a POA, not a HOA. Not near the power, news to me. (I know this is long, guess how I felt in the middle of it?!) Friday morning I went to talk to our neighbor, nothing had changed. I still didn't know what I was going to tell the crew when they showed up. I didn't want a neighbor to hate me over a fence. I've never liked him very much, but I didn't want him to not like me. A few minutes after the crew got here, my neighbor came by and told me to go ahead and turn the fence. YEA!!! With us paying for most of it, maybe all who knows if I'll ever receive his money, and we plan on staying here, they think they will be moving in 2-5 years, he decided not to fight us on the fence. He also called the POA and found out that nothing would happen if I chose to turn it without his agreement. Anyway, we have a new fence that is beautiful!!! I love it!! I am soo glad he changed his mind, I still don't know what I would of told the crew. I love having the pickets facing us.
Yea!! I won!! OK, I got lucky and didn't have to make a tough decision.
On a side note, last year Brian and I debated about putting in new stainless steel appliances in our newly remodeled kitchen. The dishwasher is really showing it's age. I told Brian if we do one, then all of them will need to be replaced. We decided to wait, so we put the money in savings. I am glad we didn't spend it. They say things come in threes. We have installed a new A/C, now a new fence, and our small garage door needs many new parts if not totally replaced. We didn't fix the door, just unplugged the opener so we don't use it and make it worse. Does that count as three even though we didn't invest money into it? I hope so. I'm counting that as three. Hopefully we are done for the year, or longer would good with me.