(Photos: Greg Gatorville)
Leann Moder owns a TARDIS. It sits in the driveway of her home in Florida. The homeowners' association that rules her neighborhood sent her a notice that she had to remove it, as it violated their code.
(Would a TARDIS raise or lower the property values of a neighbhorhood?)
Moder disagreed with the notice, since a TARDIS is a vehicle and vehicles belong in driveways. But she wants to keep a good relationship with the HOA, so she threw a Doctor Who-themed party.
Moder is being a good sport about it and thinks that the people who run the HOA are pretty nice:
Secondly, we in no way, shape or form are upset by this nor did it come as any surprise! It simply just amused me as in “Wow! What a nerd problem to have!” and a “Only us!” kind of way! I, like many of you, never imagined myself in an HOA neighborhood (I’m obviously quirky and don’t really fit that typical mold) but this is where life has led us and honestly, it’s been really great! We have landed in quite a cool neighborhood! We have neighborhood parties, we celebrate Halloween like nobody’s business with multiple haunted houses throughout (including our own Doctor Who themed Haunted House this year). Our HOA even organized food trucks to come in once a week over spring and summer months – we live in an area with little to no dining out options so this was a huge deal and super awesome! When my son wanted to do a lemonade and cupcake stand, my neighbors were out in full force buying enough cupcakes, cookies and lemonade week after week to fund that young man’s dream of getting an Xbox One! We actually had the TARDIS in the back yard for almost a year with no complaints, as well and only moved it to the driveway as part of the haunted house experience and intended on adding it to our Christmas display but life got in the way!