|Originally posted by Sushipunk |
Just had a pretty LOL conversation with my diagonal neighbor up the back here, who I've never met before. They had some huge trees in their back yard cut down about two weeks ago, lots of chainsaws, etc.
Se saw me and said happy new year, and I said the same back. He apologised for all the noise for a couple of days, while they were getting rid of the trees, and I said "no probs mate".
I asked why they took out the trees, and he said "The house was in a shadow from them all day, and we want to put in solar panels on our roof, so we can save heaps off our electricity bill. We're really into green energy".
Apparently the solar panels will save him $5000 over the next few years, but he paid nearly $8000 to have the trees removed
Now imagine an entire country full of eco-hippies like that and worse. Welcome to Germany.