My neighbor has two dogs that are completely undisciplined. They are so out of control, she has to keep modifying her fence to keep them from attacking peoples' faces. Seriously; at one point, the fence was the perfect height for one of the dogs to jump up, grab onto the fence, and bark ferociously at passers by right at face level. My neighbor is so awesome.
So anyway, up until recently, there have been four phases of The Fence. Phase One was my original fence; a basic chain link fence that stood about three feet high.
When one of the dogs started jumping the fence and getting into my yard, Phase Two of The Fence was erected. Phase Two of The Fence brought the total height to about 4 1/2 feet. Here's the best part... Phase Two, which was simply built ABOVE Phase One, is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT style of fencing than the original chain link, so it was an unholy eye sore. On to Phase Three!
It soon became clear that more work was needed, as Phase Two was the phase that allowed the dog to jump up and bark right into your face. Thus, Phase Three was added - an extension to Phase Two, but only in the corner where the dog would jump up, and of course - a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT style of fencing than the other two phases! For real!
This weekend, Phase Four emerged - a simple, square lattice of thin pieces of wood that sort of covers Phase One. At this point, I do not understand the purpose of Phase Four, but I do know this - my neighbor should be charged with crimes against humanity and put on trial at the Hague for her atrocity of a fence.
For your viewing pleasure, here's a fun drawing to help you understand The Fence. I could simply go out there and snap a picture, but this is way more fun (clicking on it will make it much clearer):
Can you kind of see why I sometimes think the universe is just a huge plot to drive me nuts?