Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Michael and Anthony

No, they aren't back in my house.  Never will be.  I will not tolerate the kind of - shit - that I need not go into here since it's completely written out in this blog - that I received from them. 

What is the point then, of writing about them?

I came home from work today and saw their sister and one of their little brothers on the vacant lot that is owned by 350 man - actually his mother - directly across the street from my house.  My instant thought was: "no good thing can come from this, why are they there and where did the come from? Are they back in the neighborhood?". 

The kid that has been walking my dogs answered that question later when he came over and I asked if he knew anything.  Yup, they moved into a house the NEXT street over.

So, this entire family is living less than 100 yards away from me.  This isn't anything that I can say is a pleasant thought, at all.  The first things that came to mind when I heard this was theft and destruction.  There are no morals in that family.  There are no boundaries,  these people actually believe that since they are extremely poor, that therefore entitles them to do whatever they want or need to,  including burglary; theft; criminal trespassing and a list of other things. 

I can only say that getting Mark and Lynnette back on the property the same day I found out that the tenant had left while I was at work was not just chance.  There was a great unease in me when they left.  I attributed it to the characteristics of this neighborhood.  And so beit. 

But, with all the other BS going on in this neighborhood, not the least of which is being surrounded by Hoarders, I am going to start looking for a new place to live.  I don't know that this is the straw that broke the camel's back, probably not since I am questioning whether it is or isn't - but it's close enough. It's time to come up with a contingency plan.  Or even, just find a place to move and live on the cheap.  Let this place go. I have not fully convinced myself, yet, that this is the best answer, but the pendulum is definitely swinging in that direction.  I will start looking around and seeing what's available out there with the income I have. 

I am not saying that I have decided to move out of this neighborhood, I AM saying it's time to start taking a look at seeing what's available.  If you know me from my writings on this blog, then you might understand that when I say that, that means I am going to spend a great deal of time searching out locations and attempting to find something decent or that will fit the bill.  If I find the right place, I will walk from this house, hand over the keys to the mortgage company and that's that.

I told Mark straightaway: that family is back in the neighborhood, be wary.  Keep an eye and an ear open at all times. 

No, this prospect I see nothing but as evil, these people don't care about anything or anyone but themselves.

Sunday Work?

I must confess that ever since I started a job where I do not work on weekends - almost never - I don't miss it and definitely don't want to engage in it.  I worked 7 day a week jobs for years.  I worked 6 day a week jobs forever, seemingly.

Well, our store is FAR from being done with the move.  We have been abandoned with the extra help - which is no great loss, actually, they didn't get much done while they were there - but we don't have extra time to run a store and get it in order at the same time. All two of us? Hardly.

Well, a company is coming in on Sunday to tint the windows on the front of the store.  I dunno, dude, it faces East.  East doesn't get all day sun and more importantly: during the hot summer months, that isn't the side of the building that needs tinted, but if that's what they want, then that's what they get.  Manager wants me to come in and do some work to get the place done or at least close to done.  I dunno. I like my Sundays.  Get up early, drink some coffee; surf the net; do some laundry then go to church. Get home from church and do whatever I want to, really.

I'll probably end up doing it.  Half a day- though 6 hours is more than half a day.  It definitely needs to get done and it doesn't appear at the pace things are going that it's going to get done unless we use time that isn't devoted towards deliveries to do so.

Very tired.  Long day.  Lots of OT already this week. Going to bed soon enough and want off the computer.


Tuesday 12/6/2011

"Opponents call it murder and a crime against nature."
This is the thoughts of the people who are opposed to the state sanctioned and initiated bear hunt in New Jersey.  
Murder?!!!  As if you are taking a human life that has an eternal soul.

I am frequently quite amused by certain news stories in the morning, this one almost had me snorting coffee out my nose when I started to read the story, lol.  

So, they said it might get down into the 20's in certain parts of the valley last night, but the forecast said 35 degrees.  Right now, at 5:45 am, it's 36 degrees.  I found out too late last night that there might be a freeze factor and to cover your plants.  Everything I had read? None of it said anything about frost protection.  Lovely.  Hope everything's okay out there, but at 36 degrees it shouldn't be a problem.  I ended up putting heaters in my ponds, though.  I have to look it up again, but I think I am also supposed to stop feeding the fish when the water gets that cold, the food allegedly just sits in their stomachs and rots, or something like that.  

Their growing season is definitely over for the year.  Some of them are looking to get too large for the small ponds and I will have to consider selling them next year.

Well, Lynnette apparently has landed the job she said was offered to her.  We'll see how that goes.  Her problem is if they ask to do a background check, her sister steals all of her family member's identity and uses it for criminal purposes.  Her sister is, allegedly, in prison right now.  I wish her luck in the job, if she actually does get it - she is supposed to start training today.

Meanwhile, the inspector was supposed to come today and sign off on the trailer.  Either she didn't show up or she did and just looked through the fence, who knows.  She was also supposed to stop at my next door neighbor's and do something about all the junk and the fact that he is also living in an RV on the property.  I didn't file that complaint, I was just asking about it.  I didn't ask about the situation behind me, I will, instead, wait a couple of days and then do an email request through the system. Should be able to find out what the results of that court date were, which allegedly occurred yesterday.  

Well, time to be off to work.


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