Thursday, August 02, 2012

My Sister and her kids got a house - well, a trailer.  They're still in the process of moving in, though they did stay there on Monday night.  Unfortunately, they don't have food or most of their furniture, so they're using the hotel accommodations while they have them. 

It still makes this household a pretty busy place for much of the day.  In many ways, this has been the disaster response headquarters, as well as a place for some of the kids to seek sanctuary.  They got a game system that they use at the hotel, but only a limited number of people can use it at one time.

We got a notice from the city.  While some of the accusations were probably warranted, many of them seem more than a little superfluous.  At their behest, we moved our patio furniture off our patio and onto the end of our driveway.  I'm not sure what they have against patio furniture, but now it can't be on the driveway either.  They're also making us remove a couple small, flat concrete blocks which served as burial markers for a couple of the family pets.  Seriously Beloit?

Beloit - A Family Place.  Hahahahaha.

No, seriously, that's their motto.  Another one is that they're green - all pro-environmental and stuff.  They made us remove our compost heap years ago, as well as the worm box we had for fishing.  Honestly, I don't get it.  Yeah, I do.  We live in a poor neighborhood, our house is in the lowest tier of property values, and some of us lean conservative.  I am regularly amazed they don't stand outside our doors with torches and pitchforks, but I figure it's only a matter of time.

They're rebooting uh -ish, The Brady Bunch?  Yeah, you read that right.

- Jim