It's a jungle out there for some homeowners and poor bungalows!
I was at the Elgin House Walk last weekend and was passing through this neighborhood when I happened to notice a foreclosure by the conspicuous bright orange 'stay away' stickers. Why doesn't the bank just put a flashing red light on the front of the home but that's another post. When checking out the remodeled interior from the front livingroom windows on tip-toe, I decided to go around the side of the house to see how the backyard was.
Then I saw it! The killer vines creeping up the side of the neighbors house going up the walls, through the eaves and breaking through the roof and gutters! These vines were as thick as my wrist (delicate as I am, mind you!) and had been chopped at the roots and left dangling.
I have NEVER seen anything like this so I totally forgot about the foreclosure and starting checking out the 'killer vine house'. Even the front door to the place had been grown over and seemed impenetrable (killer kudzu?) from my vantage point which was no closer than the front entry sidewalk. Around back was a garage that was about to fall down it was in such disrepair. The back door and porch was also a disaster zone and I'm sure no one could possible enter or exit this house. Of course, all the threadbare 'custom' drapes (lol) were shut up tight.
How does this happen? How do people live like this?
Was this an experiment from Miracle Grow that went terribly wrong?