We had a card on the gate about a week ago from an Ada County Code Enforcement Officer. To make a long story short, Ival has been working with them for the last week trying to get this to go away. But, according to Ada County, "you colored outside the lines."
Cost? $350 fine. Then we have to hire an Engineer to come and and tell us how badly we destroyed our property and how to fix it, then we have to hire someone to do the work.
I know Engineers aren't cheap. I have a feeling this will cost us several thousand dollars. And we're nice people damnit! We even did this
after the fire to ensure the hillsides wouldn't slide away and that the wildlife would have food on our place.
Between this and not selling our house, I was tempted to cry today - but I didn't. Instead, I spent the day thinking about the fact that our son will be home soon, while 30 families received their sons draped in flags this week. I've missed him so much.
Things could definitely be worse.