Tuesday, December 18, 2007
See if you can find Waldo in this article.
They said they want the purchase of their home rescinded and their money refunded.
When Mark Moore mows his lawn, he is a sight to behold.
Looking a bit like the rubber-armed Michelin man, he says that in order to get the job done safely, he has to wear a heavily padded leather jacket, filled with four inches of goose-down feathers to protect the vertebrae in his back; a wide-brimmed pith helmet to prevent injury to his head and face; a pair of goggles to cover his eyes; long pants with kneepads; and a pair of long, thick landscape gloves.
After moving into the house in late July, it took about a week for them to realize they had a major golf ball hazard to grapple with, they said.
The Moores lend construction-quality hard hats to their visitors for safety and liability reasons.
"No one told us to ask people to wear helmets. We give people helmets because we don't want anyone getting hurt," said Mark Moore.
Invested everything they had
After living for several years in a town home they own at Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, they purchased their 2-acre, $2.1 million Tuscan-style home near the seventh fairway because of the space and security they thought it offered their family.
Mark Moore said they invested everything they had to acquire the house and borrowed from their parents.
He said his mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, so his parents planned to move in. But when his mother nearly got hit by a golf ball while eating lunch on the patio, they had to abandon their plans.
Sniff. sniff... So. Where's Waldo? "They invested everything they had to acquire the house and borrowed from their parents." Their investment isn't working out. Notice they aren't trying to sell either. Gee, why do you think that is? Read the whole GMAFB articale in the local fishwrap here.
Update: Not everyone hates the sport: