Well, crap. It looks like I'm going to be in for a few uneasy days. It seems that someone is buying a property in back of me. That's not a problem. Well, I'd just as soon no one bought it, but .... Anyway, in the process of buying property, a survey is always in order, and guess what? Their survey says that a small slice of MY property isn't really mine!
Now here is an interesting little factoid. This same survey company (Survey Co. A) did a survey of my property in 2002. Then another company (Survey Co. B) did the survey when I bought this property in 2007. The measurements varied between those two but an inch or two here and there, but nothing significant. Now reenters Survey Co. A to survey the property behind me, and NOW they say that a skinny pie slice eighteen feet at the base and approximately 170 feet long/high belongs to the other property. WHAAAAAAAaaaaa?????? And "they" seem to think it would be a nice idea if I would just quit claim this over to them!!! I don't freakin' think so!
Tomorrow or Wednesday we will have everyone in the world out here to locate the definitive markers, those set by the Powers Almighty of the World of Land Ownership. There are brass markers out there somewhere that denote the longitude and latitude, set in place by the Powers when the original plat was done on this land. I don't know who all it will be, but Allan (my Realtor). Company B who did my survey, Company A which is contradicting his own survey, the County head of the department of Power(OK, the Assessors office), and ????
I don't want to be in a fight with these people, because after all, they are going to be my neighbors, and it would probably be nice if we weren't at odds beginning right now. However, I'm also not going to lie down and let them drive over me with a Hummer, either! Hell's bells, I'm not going to let them drive over me with a golf cart! I don't know what my recourses will be, but I'm not planning to just give it up. Period.
So keep me and my little green spot on the earth in your kind thoughts and prayers.