I unwittingly violated the CC&Rs when I installed hardwood floors in my unit. Cunt neighbor reported me to the HOA on the first day I moved in. I've had discussions with the HOA and they are uncompromising and staunch, bound only by the rules of the CC&Rs - reason and independent evaluation be damned.
Yesterday, I received my 2nd letter (thick stationary), from their attorney threatening to sue me for non-compliance (plus the cost of their legal fees). They haven't actually sued me yet.
Anyway, the original cost of the floors plus installation was about $3,000. The cost of removal and installation of carpet, is $2,900.
All in all, I'll be out $6K because of cunt neighbor. I think she is moving anyway, so this is her final parting shot. We've had confrontations in the past, and yes, her teeth are crooked and hair unattractive.