- May 11, 2018
Time is on your side
Better use a tele. Not sure if a strat can take a long stand outdoors.
Rory disagreesBetter use a tele. Not sure if a strat can take a long stand outdoors.
When moving/buying a house we investigate schools, flood plains, crime in the area, proximity to hospitals, police department, fire departments etc. I guess back round checks on the neighbors should be added to the listMy other neighbors...
Across the street is the kid who mows my lawn, talks science and music, plays trombone and still has my guitar building guides by Kamimoto...
Next door on the otherside a family of four, moved in a year after us. Daughter aspires to medical school and is a gifted concert pianist. Son plays baseball. Serious baseball. Wants to pitch but isn't happy with his fast ball (he can't hit 90 yet. He's still in high school) ... he is however an outstanding first baseman. And can fire straight as an arrow to third at incredible speed. I played catch with him once when he was in middle school. My hand hurt afterwards.
We've looked out for each other.
Someone needed TP a few years ago, it materialized. They've gone to market for us, prepped food during my stints in hospital...when the power is out I share electrons...with any needing them...
We are neighbors. Respectful, considerate, helpful neighbors.
We invited sociopath into this small enclave when they first arrived. I grow trees, so upon arrival they got a couple 6 year old coral maples as a welcome. Across the street took sociopath around to markets to get an idea what was what. Helped them adjust. We welcomed them.
They, in turn saw kindness as a weakness to be exploited.
It is still that way around here among the majority of the neighbors. People across the street, been here13 years, north side (as opposed to south) 19.Ha
When moving/buying a house we investigate schools, flood plains, crime in the area, proximity to hospitals, police department, fire departments etc. I guess back round checks on the neighbors should be added to the list
When we moved From NYC to Western NC we got lucky, as did our neighbors. In fact after we got to know our neighbors they all told us that they were concerned that folks from NYC had purchased the house at xxxx road. It did not take long to realize we all got lucky. We watch each others “back”, all the kids and/or grand kids play with each other, and whenever we need some sugar, or eggs it’s just a matter of knocking on a door, regardless of ethnic background or religious and/or ideological beliefs. I miss NYC but I love the little part of the world we call out own. I also love that one of the neighbors is a local cop, just in case …
Good luck. You so don't need this right now. Alas, you already know that.And it gets better...!
The sociopath is threatening me.
The lawyer representing us (regarding any land movement issues we are suffering because of them) sent a formal notice of the issue and a reminder that they are obligated to disclose this potential issue to prospective buyers.
Well that and marking utilities and trees should remedial measures become necessary, i.e. landslide.
Now they have saber rattled that if my warning them of the need to be honest interferes with a sale...
"the consequences will be far greater than anything..."
The only thing missing is "RARE" in all caps and the requisite three exclamation points.
Thank you Simon,Good luck. You so don't need this right now. Alas, you already know that.
Get off yer duff. Renew the passportF*k, if this crap doesn't resolve soon, I'm gonna tell the physicians and nurses and threapists to stuff it, go back to Japan, buy a bottle of Yamazaki, sit on my patio and get sh!tfaced.
Except it's really spouse's patio, her family home, and my passport expired.
I'd pretty much give anything to do exactly that. But...My health prohibits travel.Get off yer duff. Renew the passport
Man, I am so sorry to hear that, but I totally understand. Even with perfect health, the trips to Asia are getting more difficult with each passing year, and the recovery longer.I'd pretty much give anything to do exactly that. But...My health prohibits travel.
It isn't likely to improve.
I would so much like to see Japan again. And I had promised myself to see the aurora borealis before I croak.
Damn. I bet it's spectacular.
I lived in the Lofoten Islands for a total of about 3 years (broken up into months long visits to my Father who lived and worked there for a long time), which is supposed to be a place where they’re visible 8-9 months of the year… and still never saw the ‘Northern Lights’.Man, I am so sorry to hear that, but I totally understand. Even with perfect health, the trips to Asia are getting more difficult with each passing year, and the recovery longer.
Interestingly enough, I have only had the privilege to see the AB twice in my life (there was a third, but mostly obscured by clouds) and both times were on international flights. Yes, it was spectacular but probably nowhere near as when on the ground and close by
So...?Bet I never mentioned that the sociopath in question is a director of one of the divisions of a regional government agency?
A director with intimate and detailed knowledge and work experience with all facets of geotechnical engineering, city building code and state geological mandates?
Spoke with a geotech yesterday as it appears that I'll need their services. As I gave him the "cliff notes" version he grew more and more incredulous, repeating how this or that was completely prohibited...
Then he asked for the name of said sociopath. And grew quiet. Then said he'd have to do a conflicts search.
He called an hour later. He had to step back because her agency and his firm work together periodically on geotechnical stuff. Not the same thing as lawyer client, but he has an income to think of.
And then he told me why he thought to check. He recognized the name because...
Sociopath is a signator on contracts between his firm and the agency she's employed with.
It just gets better and better.