Thursday, February 28, 2008

And I thought a dump was bad

I thought all was well when the dump pile was dug under and covered up. I have never been rude or nasty about any of it....just disappointed in a neighbor that I thought was a friend. Well, today my disappointment has turned into hurt and dispair and disgust.
There has been a road grader and front loader in the pasture the past week or so. This week there has been firing up of heavy tractors at 7:30am. I had to get up early the past few days so it didn't worry me too much. I just hoped that it wasn't going to develop into a problem. Today it did. The road grader was going back and forth in the pasture all afternoon. The dirt flying was thick and in my house with the windows closed. I couldn't step outside without getting a face full of dirt. Being totally baffled, I called next door. The wife answered and when I asked what was going on, was rudely told it was none of my business.....I didn't tell them what happened at my house and it was none of my business what happened on their property. I did manage to get out of her that they were going to be parking tractors and heavy machinery on THEIR property.

I don't think I can even tell you how upsetting this turn of events is. Fifty feet from my bedroom window will be a heavy machinery lot. Fifty feet from my bedroom window will be heavy diesel equipment firing up at the butt crack of dawn. Their dirt, diesel fumes and noise is in my face and I was rudely informed that it wasn't any of my business. There was no common courtesy of letting us know what was planned. Just rude nastiness and total disregard for a neighbor that has been nothing but nice. And as far as I can tell so far........I am screwed unless I move. Oh, and my property value has just plummeted.
Cubedog: I'm so sorry. You could start to consider that maybe God's trying to tell you something. Allergies so bad you got hives, husband in North Tx, kids in OK, constuction contractor next door.....I say build a privacy fence (like we have in the city)-get an agent out to appraise and put the place on the market. Hmmmm-Boerne? Tyler? Rockport? But then, I know there are sooo many other considerations. I know its gonna be tough to leave this little hell-hole I call home. Hell, I saw a woman pushing a shopping cart down the street today from the grocery store.....this place is going down "south" fast. And beleive me, I empathize about the fumes, Our contractor neighbor warms up his ancient diesel truck in the driveway and fills our livingroom AND bedroom with carbon dioxide EVERY morning. So I get my morning coffee, news and pollution all at once.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

can't make this sh*t up

I just got these from a friend across town. These were taken this week on US59.

That's a 12' ladder.

ok so maybe we aren't a "world class city", but you'd think people could show SOME class.....
You might be a redneck if......
All this guy needs is "JUST MARRIED" scrawled across the back windshield.
Fruit loops......I am forced to share my world with fruit loops.
More Proof? how bout this:
I would love to pitch an hour long comedy to Comedy Central; working title "CSI: H)&*^$*n".
After loosing accreditation, credibility, face.....and fighting and spending (our taxes) back to credible....or at least open for business, our local crime lab did it again. The person running it was giving her subordinates answers to the licensing tests they are required to take. She resigns....and lands a plumb job with the state lab.. WHAT?????
Otter: Okay, I live in way West Podunk and even I haven't seen anything so ridiculous, or at least worthy of being pulled over and ticketed.
State lab? Okay, you are just trying to scare me! Not funny :(

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Freaking Valentine's Massacre Day

Well, last night, I stopped by the grocery store to get cat food. I picked out a $4 bunch of flowers and some chocolate covered strawberries for Bigdog because I've put him through hell lately.

I got home and presented them to him and he said, "I bought you flowers(a dozen pink roses)."

Then he reached into the frig and brought out a Stawberry mousse/chocolate confection. "I'm trying to butter you up." (Oh God-what now)


"You want the good news or the bad news first."

"Hit me with the bad news."

"I got fired."

"WHAT???????" Actually, I think I buried my head in my hands and said, 'Oh, Christ'.


"And the 'good' news would be......?"

"I got a new job...making more money....closer to home. Go out on a project next week."

Happy bloody Valentine's.......

Friday, February 1, 2008

where I've been

OMG! The crud that's traveling the state finally caught me. Of course, I was out in the yard Sunday; spring cleaning, It was a beautiful day-sun shining, warm breezes. Then WHAM! My chest closed in Monday. By Tuesday the 'positive thinking' therapy had shown itself to be total crap. No matter how many times I told myself, "Self, its just allergies, your fine." it just go worse and worse. So, what lesson do we take away from this? Sunshine and warm breezes are detrimental to your health. Stay away from'll kill you.
Otter: Yeah, it got Di too....the day after her birthday. And you messed up, this entry should have been put under the tag of Death and dying.

On a brighter note..........LOST.


Did you see the Oceanic commercial during Eli Stone? Totally-WTF?
Well duh....does a know. I even taped it for hubs and the kid. Emailed the oldest to ask if he was tuning in. Lucky I did because he forgot.
And I agree....Wow!
I saw a commercial to go to their website to try to win an unlimited airline pass. Yeah, that would change my life forever! I didn't register the website in my head though, so forgot. Besides, you probably have to know a million pieces of minutia about the program and I am not a total Losthead. Now oldest could, but not me.