Meet Dennis Kocher, a Vietnam veteran and skilled craftsman who makes furniture for military families in need at the nearby Beale U.S. Air Force base. Unfortunately, CBS13 reports, his snotty homeowners association told him to close shop or face $100.00 to $1,000.00 fines.
“Here I am, a Vietnam veteran doing something for the military, building furniture and donating it, and Lake of the Pines wants to close me down.”
Kocher lives in Lake of the Pines, a gated community outside of Sacramento, Calif. in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Here, most homes have three or more bedrooms and list for $250,000 and up — cheap for California but pricey for the area. And people who sink that much money into their homes are less likely to tolerate anything that annoys them.
Kocher adds: “I may not paint, sand, cut wood or screw on the property at anytime.”
Double entendre notwithstanding, that last one seems a little bit over the top. What's he supposed to do, let the paint peel off his walls in his house to satisfy the harpies running the HOA?
Read the rest here, and see the lovely furniture he was making for families unable to afford quality furniture.