Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I was only going to take the dogs for a 20 minute walk and that would be it. Somehow, we got to traipsing through the mountains and 20 minutes turned into 40 minutes. When I left, I told Michael if the process server shows up - let him/her right on in!

Anyway, the mountains offer a great workout in less time. Up and down, up and down. The last hill we climbed was very steep and Duke was breathing very heavily. I decided that was the last hill. I've heard about large dogs even having heart failure in a situation where you work them out too hard, especially if they're not really in shape. Duke is not in great cardio shape. He's not fat - none of my dogs are fat - but I haven't really worked them too hard. I'm forcing myself to get them out there and walking them. They get too ancy, too much energy and they just drive me crazy with it all pent up and no release.

It was just funny how much time elapsed - I had thought that I had only been out 15 or 20 minutes at most - it was a little bit of a surprise that it had been 40 minutes. If I wasn't expecting this process server, it would have been a longer walk, albeit not so many steep hills.

Anyway, when the process server shows up - and it's delivered - and I see what's going to actually happen - with tape recorder in hand (video surveillance is on 24 hours now, recording, and has been for awhile) - I'm going to edit this post and add whatever happens. If nothing, then the edit will be very short : ) Right now, Mary is home - dunno how long she's going to be here, but the company said it makes no difference to them. They show up, serve the house, mail her certified - done.

And so am I!
Have a great evening! If you watched the inauguration - lemme know if anything - happened. I'm ignoring TV right now because I'm tired of all the hype.



Quite a lot of running around today. Florence; Valley Farms (don't ask me, a smalllll little town that makes you think you just drove back into the 50's when you drive into it); Coolidge; Scottsdale; Phoenix, everywhere. The fact that I got all of that done and back to the yard only 10 minutes after my normal sign-out time was a feat in itself.

It's all good for me - gets the work day done and behind me.

I then drove straight to the Justice Courts building in downtown Phoenix and filed for Forcible Detainer. After that, I called the process server - who wanted me to fax the stuff to him - so I did. Been waiting a while for him to call me back. 5:00pm comes and I'm calling them back - won't wait forever, the phone book is full of process servers and many of them are charging the same price. Some of them are charging FAR more than the rest - stay away from them.

I did leave Mary a "Friendly Notice" yesterday afternoon in her work email. She never replied to that. I'm guessing she must have an attorney friemd - she has friends for everything else - and she must think she has found a glitch.

Admittedly, I am not an attorney and don't know everything, don't claim to. I do know that she illegally took possession of 2 rooms, and has admitted to such in her own handwriting. Besides the fact that she owes me rent for this month. I wrote the fact that she is occupying 2 rooms without the landlord's permission on the complaint. I also am asking for double rent since she is occupying two rooms - again - without the landlord's consent.

We'll see where this goes. I wouldn't surprise me in the least if she showed up to court with an attorney - I will have every email she has sent me, every hand written admission she has left for me and whatever else I have available at my fingertips for the court date, which is a week from today. By state law, they are required to give a court date within 7 days.

Anyway, that's my excitement for today, though I was hoping to get her served today as well. They merely have to post it on her bedroom door if it's done within 24 hours of initiating the Forcible Detainer. Otherwise, they have to deliver it to her in person. If she tries to hide, I will give them her work address - the building she is working in as well.

There is a president being sworn in today - I won't be watching it. I have no interest whatsoever in this president. This man has been lauded for everything he's already done - which is nothing, he isn't the president yet. It's crazy to me the amount of media junk that has all but pronounced him the cure for the entire world's woes. The economy is going to work itself out eventually - the government meddling in it and dumping billions and even over a trillion dollars is only going to put you and I into more liability for government debt.

The other thing that is beginning to annoy me is the daily barrage of junk being thrust at us locally about the Cardinals.

Skipping that thought as a lot of time has passed. First, someone called about the roller-blades they want to sell me - I had written them telling them that I would be in their area and if they were home, I could stop by and pick them up, here's my phone number. They didn't get the email until this evening. Hopefully go out there this weekend and get them - I want to use them to exercise the dogs - they can run down the street instead of the walking I am doing - a much more effective workout for them, will release more energy.

Then, the process server called back. It's a done deal, she'll be served tonight. If she doesn't answer the door, they are going to "serve the house" and then send her a certified letter. They are the pros, I am assuming they are doing what is lawfully correct for this situation. I will be here - excepting the next 30 or so minutes as I take the dogs for a walk - a quickie just to get them exercised and get back hopefully in time for these people to show up. I don't think it's going to be right away, but who knows.

With that, I'm out the door.

Well it's almost 3 pm and I haven't heard from the manager about a run for tomorrow, so I'm going to assume that it isn't go...