My mother is in her mid-eighties and has been widowed for close to eighteen years.
Her funds are sufficient to keep up with utilities, insurance, normal upkeep of the house, general care for the yard, and minor repairs/maintenance on her 2004 Honda Odyssey.
The urgency is with the trees.
She received a letter a couple of weeks ago from the Home Owners Association complaining about the trees need major trimming, hanging over the sidewalk, neighbor’s yards, endangering her house and a neighbor’s house.
There were other concerns listed that I have already resolved by cashing in my PTO and vacation time to cover the costs.
She was given 30 days to remedy the situation before the HOA contacts attorneys about the matter.
There are 9 trees that need to be removed as quickly as possible.
The bradford pear could break and crash down anytime which would hit 2 houses (mom’s is one of them), 4 trees are dying and the 4 pines are just overwhelming the yard.
The two large trees that she wants to keep need significant trimming and nurturing.
What makes this difficult, and contributes to the cost of having them cut with stump removal, is how close the houses are to each other and not being able to use larger, more efficient equipment.
Also, there are several bushes that need uprooted.
We have received quotes ranging from $16,000 – $20,000 but my goal with this request is to raise at least $15,000.
Mom is distraught and has cried everyday since the notice arrived.
She will be crushed and humiliated if she has to face lawyers concerning this situation.
Nobody will loan mom the money, I am out of resources and time is running out.
I am not able to take on more work because I still suffer with long COVID since June 2000.
Fortunately, the company I work for has decided to let us keep working from home.
I work evenings and weekends so I can care for my mother during the day and get her to appointments, shopping, running errands, etc.
I hope you will join with me in trying to keep my mom’s property safe and in compliance with HOA standards.
Mom could not endure having to move at this point in her life, especially since she lives so close to her grandkids and their schools.
It is my desire to help her reach the goal of seeing her youngest grandchild graduate from high school, which will be in 5 years.
I appreciate the time you have invested to read this.