Well, the good news is the postal system around here may be getting better. This letter was posted on Monday and arrived at our house on Tuesday: The bad news is it’s nothing nice. It’s a D&C letter from a lawyer on behalf of the landlord across the street, related to — you guessed it […]Read More → Cease & Desist
So our mortgage company is holding the insurance money for renovating our house. They cut a check months ago when our contractor first submitted a bid, for one-third of the estimated total. A couple months ago they sent an inspector along to confirm that work has been underway. They cut another check for the next […]Read More → Check’s in the Mail
Today (Thursday) is trash day. Waste Management didn’t pick up our trash last Thursday, or the Thursday before that. The pile is mounting. If they neglect us again today, it will be the third week in a row. I have called them eight or nine times. I ran into Jay Batt at an MCNO meeting […]Read More → Frustrations
I was astonished to discover mail in our mailbox this morning. It must have been delivered Saturday, because I only filled out the little form to resume delivery on Friday, and I believe today is a federal holiday (since New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday). And what cool mail it is: A Christmas card […]Read More → We Got Mail!
Yes, we’ve got basic utilities: water and gas and electricity. But we are still sadly lacking basic information services. We have no phone, no cable, no internet. The newspaper won’t deliver to this area yet. Even the Post Office isn’t delivering to our neighborhood. (At least there’s radio. But my favorite station, WTUL, seems to […]Read More → Information Hole