Re: Privacy for Introverts
From: Jerry McIntire (
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 06:09:33 -0700 (PDT)
If they want a privacy fence around their yard, why would anyone want to
deny them that preference? Asking that it look nice or is in keeping with
the character of the buildings would probably be better received than
criticizing or complaining about their choice.

Jerry McIntire

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:25 AM, Fred-List manager <fholson [at]>

> Marilyn Seiler <marilynseiler
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> I believe that the inside of my home is my private space.  However, we have
> 3-5 members who have moved in over the past one to two years that think we
> should be able to provide privacy for them in their backyards.  They do not
> believe that "not speaking" is enough.  They do not want to be able to be
> *seen*.  This is now causing dissension and I am exploring options and
> alternatives to privacy fences (which I abhor in community!!).  If you have
> an further ideas, I am open.
> We are a fully accessible, one level community with small back yards, four
> homes attached in each building, as well as front yards that are our
> "public space."  Thank you.
> Marilyn Seiler
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