This is what I wanted to say to DAN:
It wasn't a request, it was a simple neighbor notification of planned road maintenance. I couldn't care less which one of us is allowed to communicate with you. As a property owner, I will manage my property and responsibilities to my neighbors as I see fit. You and your pathetic request can just f--k off. I guess you will have to be on your own to figure out how to get a community notification from us, as neither (my dh name) or I take requests from assholes. I know you don't like taking advice from anyone, especially a Matriarch (seriously?!), but my solid advice is you don't want (DH) coming over there to communicate requests with you, unless you'd enjoy having your misogynistic ass rolling down the river bank on your mini excavator. As for your communication rules for the other neighbors, tell them yourself. I am not your secretary.
This is what I actually replied back:
It wasn’t a request; it was a simple neighbor courtesy notification of planned road maintenance. As for your communication rules for the other neighbors, tell them yourself.
Yesterday I sent the email to my dd. Her reply was "you are joking, right?!" Nope! I sent it to my boss this morning. She was like OMG! Did you want to lose your mind? I liked her thought on a reply: I would have wrote back: I appreciate you letting me know but I don't take direction from arrogant, judgmental, manipulative people.
Let's see, in other news I received my annual property insurance bill in the mail and was surprised to see it was the same amount as last year. No increase, so that was a nice surprise.
The dressers for our master closets are delivering today, finally, so that is also good news. They should be here in about 30 minutes, from a text I just got.
The other neighbors with the visiting family are just as rude and inconsiderate as always. I totally get that they want to enjoy their time and will do it loudly. I get they want to ride the ATV. We also want to enjoy ourselves, on our property and in our home, so I don't think it's too much to ask for a compromise that they leave the ATV riding to their 4 acres, or the 20 acres of state land on the other side of them, or the thousands of acres of state land and roads and trails across the road. We don't want to listen and watch it back and forth every 30 seconds in front of our house. Are we not allowed to enjoy our space as we'd like to? Apparently not. Oh, and we also found out they will be here at least 3 more weeks.