Our subdivision is having a war of sorts with some local government entities. It involves a lot of technical stuff like utility easements, water runoff and drainage systems, collapsed pipes, ownership and more. One of two results is likely to take place. One is that the local government and all neighbors involved, which is where we are currently having an issue, play nice and we each pay $300-$600 and the local government board picks up the rest of the cost and lays the groundwork so we don't have this situation again in the future. The other is that a small amount of people, including me and my hubs, split a $400,000+ repair bill.
I am kind of staying out of it and letting my husband and the other neighbors handle this tedious and time consuming situation. Believe me when I say this makes me a good team member with MG. He is so much better at keeping his emotions, or really maybe their just emotions I would show under the circumstances - rage, anger, fear and more - under control. This allows for reasonable and logical adult conversation.
I, on the other hand, am better at the smackdown. Need someone to come in and ruffle feathers? I'm your girl. Need some namecalling, some big picture scenarios, maybe a pounding fist on the table - all riddled with profanity? I'm in. Need someone to send the bullies running in the other direction? Call me. Ask me to stay calm and collected in a situation that needs a lot of technical details and facts? A situation that may result in not only what I see as an unjust decision but one that would put a huge financial burden on our family? Hhhhmmm...I think you better call someone else. I would suggest you call my husband.