This is a picture of the white fence that I would paint years ago, pretending to be Tom Sawyer. As you can see, it's so unstable now, that any attempt to scrape the old paint off and sandpaper the edged a bit, would certainly result in it toppling over to the neighbors side. The landlord won't fix it because he seems to think that the fence wouldn't be in this condition if it wasn't for the construction crew who dug up the lot next door to build their two story apartment complex. He's waiting for the manager to pay for a new fence.
The good news is that I'm planning on taking a class on bookbinding in a couple weeks.