ABOUT THE INFIRMARY.....I MUST ADMIT THIS BUILDING INSPECTOR IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE LAST-- FOR YOU NEW PEOPLE...... THE LAST BUILDING INSPECTOR--- WHEN I INSISTED ON MY OWN CONTRACTOR TO PUT UP THE WHITE ARENA,---HE STUCK HIS FINGER AT ME AND SAID "YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE, YOU ARE ONLY A WOMAN" -- THAT IS ONE THING I WILL NOT FORGET... THERE IS STILL GREAT DIFFICULTY IN DEALING WITH SMALL TOWN OFFICES... WHEN I ARRIVED TO PICK UP THE BUILDING PERMIT FOR THIS INFIRMARY... I WAS TOLD I COULN'T HAVE IT BECAUSE 3 THINGS WERE MISSING, AND TEH WOMAN WROTE THEM OUT ON A PIECE OF PAPER FOR ME
JEFF MASTERSON HAD TOLD ME ALL PAPERWORK WAS IN ORDER AND ALL I HAD TO DO WAS PICK IT UP-- SO I STOOD AROUND-- AND TRIED TO CALL HIM.... BEFORE TOO LONG THEY HAD FOUND 2 OF THE 3 THINGS AND WERE REALLY SAYING "NOW GO AWAY AND FIND THE LAST YOURSELF..".I DID LEAVE... AND HELD MY THOUGHTS-- WHICH IS UNUSUAL FOR ME...
IT IS AN ARCHETECH'S RENDITION OF THE BUILDING THAT WAS MISSING.. I HAD DONE A GRAP PAPER DESIGN AND IT WAS NOT APPROVED...SO I HAD TO HIRE AN ARCHETECK TO PUT MY SQUARES ON HIS PAPER..
I WANTED VERY BADLY TO SAY "?WHAT DO Y OU NEED THAT FOR, IT IS MY BUILDING AND WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CHANGE OUR MINDS AS WE GO ALONG?" WHICH IS THE WAY BUILDING ANYTHING USUALLY GOES AROUND HERE.. BUT I KNEW THAT WOULD JUST HOLD UP THE WHOLE PROCESS.. WHICH IS ALREADY 3 WEEKS BEHIND.
IF I HAD BELIEVED THAT FIRST SECRETARY WE WOULD BE IN WORSE SHAPE..
AND THEN THERE WAS THE IPSWICH POLICE STATION... IN THIS AREA POLICE STATIONS ARE SET UP TO ACCEPT MEDICINES/DRUGS/ AND SYRINGES--SEVERAL TOWNS I KNOW HAVE A MAILBOX ARRAINGEMENT - WE HAD 4 GALLONS OF SYRINGES TO GET RID OF- AND I WENT IN.. NO ONE AT THE COUNTER - BUT IN THE BACK WAS AN OFFICER- WHO TOLD ME TO DEPOSIT TH E SYRINGES IN TH E LITTLE HOLE - I SAID I HAD A QUANTITY-- SO HE TOLD ME TO PUT IN SOME AND COME BACK AND DO THE REST LATER. I DECIDED TO TAKE TH TOP OFF THE SCRAP BASKET THING... AND MY HANDS JUST WOULDN'T-- SO I ASKED FOR HELP-- AND HE SAID " NO " .
IN ONE DAY I HAD 2 PEOPLE WHO'S PAY DEPENDS ON MY TAXES.... AND THEY WERE LESS THAN HELPFUL
IT IS A GOOD THING I DON'T GO THERE OFTEN..
AND I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE HAVING SMALL TOWN OFFICES TROUBLE... JANINE DUG A POST HOLE 192 FEET FROM THE RIVER- AND HER NEIGHBORS REPORTED HER-- THERE IS A 200 FOOT MARGIN ALONG THE RIVER WHERE YOU MUST NOT EVEN DISTURB THE SOIL... SO THEY SAW IT NECESSARY TO REPORT HER TO THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
NOW SHE HAS A FINE.. BECAUSE EVEN TO REPLACE THE DIRT IN THE HOLE, SHE HAS "DISTURBED THE SOIL WITHIN 200 FEET OF THE RIVER" .
HANDS UP FOR WHOEVER WANTS TO BUY A HOUSE IN THAT TOWN????(BOXFORD, MA)
I IMAGINE 100% RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES WOULD BE EVEN WORSE..WHY DO PEOPLE FIND IT NECESSARY TO PROVE THEY CAN HAVE CONTROL OVER ANOTHER PERSON?? I SEE IT ALL THE TIMES WITH THE DOGS... AND THEIR DOMINANCE ..--- WITH THE DOGS, IN TH E WILD, ONLY THE 2 DOMINANT IN THE PACK ARE ALLOWED TO BREED. HOW DO I APPLY THAT TO NEIGHBORS.
I CANNOT SEE WHAT LOGIC WOULD APPLY TO THE OLDER COUPLE WHO APPARENTLY CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 192 AND 200 FEET FROM 500 FEET AWAY. --- OR MY NEIGHBORS WHO DO NOT WANT ME TO USE MY DRIVEWAY.
CAMERA MARK DOES EXCEEDINGLY WELL TO SUCCESSFULLY LIVE IN TH E IPSWICH COUNTRY CLUB-- THEY HAD AN EMERGENCY MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FACT THAT SOMEONE HAD PAINTED THIER MAILBOX IN AN UNAPPROVED COLOR.. JUST THINK ME WITH MY PURPLE PAINT TRYING TO LIVE THERE...
BEFORE WE BOUGHT THIS LAND WE LOOKED AT A NICE OLDER FARM IN BOXFORD- AND WERE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING IT UNTIL I FOUND IT WAS INTHE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND I WOULD NEED TO GET PERMISSION TO DO ANYTHING LIKE HANGING A SHUTTER ..AND ALL PAINTING HAD TO BE APPROVED.
THIS IS A TERRIBLY SHORT MONTH WHERE SHATTING SUNDAY COMES ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH-- SO IT WILL BE A STRUGGLE TO GET IT SOLD OUT.... I APPRECIATE EVERYONE TRYING...
FROM MELISSA-- ROGUE IS A BALANCE/SOUND ALERT SERVICE DOG.
hi. just a quick update check in.. rogue is doing wonderful and never disappointing. she loves to follow me every where I go. i dont have very interesting stories right now. with 4 kids we have been hanging out at home and going for walks and playing in the yard. rogue is alway well behaved every where.. she has matured and not so responsive to other service dogs we encounter but she does not like other dogs or strangers near me or the kids.. she adores the kids!
Rogue really loves to work and is always ready to do what is asked. She is better about alerting me to sounds and she follows me around everywhere outside. She is very smart and thinks! She also continues to be very insisting to lick my feet where I have nerve pain from neuropathy and cyst. She will push my feet if I have socks on. She seems to know when they really bother me. She keeps a close eye on me and when I need any support for balance she is right there. I will try hiking again this summer and rogue will be right by my side. She really is my best friend and the kids adore her! She still focuses when we are all out even if my kids touch her but if a stranger tries she will move away. People are so clueless and I still have the occasional ignorant person who insist on trying to pet behind my back but rogue let's me know they are there.
Sorry we have not visited during the winter. It was difficult with 3 running busy kids and a baby. My 3 yr old is in the tantrum stage and just makes it hard to do things without john to help with the 3 yr old. We will try to come one Sunday soon since the weather is better. Rogue would love to visit! She has a vet appt for her annual physical and needs a few shots soon. So far she eats and poops perfectly and no vomiting. Seems very healthy and a strong stomach! She is very good! Thank you again for the privilege of having another service dog. ANNIE I knew her so well and I knew what she liked or what she was scared of and what she was trying to tell me. ROGUE isn't as scared of as many things. BUT I am still learning and she communicates great!
♡ Melissa D. ♡