i have had it ! whatever " IT " is...---- august 1st and i still do not have a building permit in my hands.-- all laws have been passed.. there is no reason for him not to issue a permit now... today..
my great instinct is play the little old lady game and go and offer to sit in the town hall and wait...go with water bottles, a blanket and pillow and sit and wait. and call tv news...
history ? after i had an arena collapse 2008ish... i needed a "remodeling permit" and i did not choose the building inspectors preferred contractor but choose the clearspan which now stands there--the building inspector (BI) at that time told me.... i quote... "you are out of your league you are only a woman" then slapped me with a $27,000 mandatory soil compaction test- for a building that would go UP not down. I WAS BAILED OUT BY FRIENDLY NEIGHBOrs who donated $20k if i promised not to put up a cell tower and not to disturb the hill next to the new parking area... i always wondered in who's pocket that $27,000 landed.
i have played the BI's dance for months-- party is over... if i don't get it today we need to call out the troops.
the complaint of the neighbors has nothing to do with the building... they re upset that i want to use my other driveway- or the fact that they moved next to an operating farm.. and farmers ( me) get up and start work at 5am.
one of the CP's is keep ing a log-- and in the past 10 days we have had short barking episodes because of helicopter, raccoon., neighbor banging car doors and killing of a guinnea hen (?owl?)- these are not noisy dogs... left alone-- they sleep-
.. twan made a good video of the tipi episode.... the tipi got moved-- thanks to will and ward... and tanner... who now occupy the men's dorm over the laundry.. i lost track of what joys are in store for WWT to do today, but i will think of something-- maybe walk up and down outside town hall with sandwich signs on their shoulders...
it was decided august 9th was opals first due date... so sandy is keeping her til thrusday- when she will come here
she is huge... to put i mildly... and she was not underweight to begin with...
next big deal....you know i have been looking for a black/mantle stud to roundd out our gene pool...i guess i was waiting for goldie ( ghost of the lefthand drawer) to solve it... because becky---( of jade fame) somehow met a woman in florida who is willing to donate a black male out of european parents-- and furthermore- becky can bring it to middleboro mass... next week...
it is certainly one of those goldie things... which i have learned not to ignore. it is certainly worth a try--- and if we can't use him, i can find him a working home somewhere.... it is a serious thing to introduce new genes... we are doing really well so far... but... goldie has a great record of success... (aka dumb luck).
pockets meanwhile has managed to terrify at least tumbler by chasing her...-- we had maude and pockets free most of the sunday stew time.. an d they were pretTy good... AND WERE FUN TO WATCH.... pockets is fresh... and must learn not to try and taste people inadvertanly-- she doesn't mean to bite... but her nibble can pinch... so don't let her even start.. and when walking a dog thru the yard on a leash you must carry a whiffle bat-- and wonk her nearest body part if she comes anywhere near a dog.
you do not have time to say "please" better that she learn not to go near dogs. and .. as with the dogs...if you have to bean her once... just keep walking naturally so she can think about it by herself...
speaking of rules...
i meant to mnention it before.. we have a rule that if you are going into the freezer for beef/whatever... that you have a buddy- stay outside... there is an emergency latch inside... but that freezer is cold and could be deadly-- being a student of murphy's law.."whatever man has made... God will break" --i saw several people ignore my law and go in there alone.. proping the door open... - i don't care ...i said buddy system and i mean it.
i also mean -- we have a time clock-- and punching in and out is mandatory-- sdp is paying for your time-- and that does not mean standing around waiting for 5pm doing nothing-- you can always sweep floors brush dogs something.. i ( sdp) have a responsibility to the donors of money- to not waste money... and .... that includes volunteers talking to staff-- standing around a very small bit is fine... but great conflabs of people discussing the number of angels on the head of a pin.... is too expensive for sdp's budget... talking while working is preferred.
BIG NOTE....i think everyone does this anyway,----- but when you buy a brick it is nice to go out on the wall and be sure it gets posted out there... and if it does not,,, send me an email right away... we are changing the way memsic reports to me so we can be more efficient and use less paper...... and i want to be sure it is working correctly... WHENEVER YOU CHANGE ANYTHING WITH A COMPUTER, IT PAYS TO GO THRU A DE-BUGGING PROCESS... YOU ATTENTION TO THIS WOULD BE HELPFUL ...
Monday, August 1, 2016
AUG 1 2016