21 February 2012

Rotten Neighbors

I would totally do this to my neighbor if my fence wasn't so high. I'm thinking of shaping something that looks like a finger and putting it in my window. But quite frankly I am done with them. Completely and totally done.

We got into it today and quite honestly it was totally my fault. But I don't really care, it was coming. It was bound to blow and today I forced it to go. And it went. Big. Like 3 cops big. In a bizarre way I'm kind of glad it did. I had been walking around for the last few days feeling like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, it fell with a bang today. We are supposed to have a mediation meeting on Monday and I'm over it. I don't give a rats ass whether it happens or not. I did talk to the other neighbor because she is involved just because we live so damn close together. She thinks now more then ever we need to have this meeting. And quite honestly, up until today I was really hoping that on Monday night we could settle this. I had some areas where I was going to try and make things better, like with the birds. Now I'll be damned if I'll tell them what I'm doing about the birds. I promised the other neighbor that I would go to the meeting and agree to listen, at this point I have absolutely nothing to say to the idiot neighbors.

The day started so nicely too. I had an unexpected day off due to a traffic accident causing a major power outage at school. That was really nice and unexpected. We went out to lunch and had a great time. When we came home from lunch is when all hell broke loose. I think I'm more angry because he caused me to lose it so badly. I should have rode above it and I didn't. Well, I will now. Monday I'll be riding way above it and probably be completely disengaged.

I'm wondering what the right way to go is. Should I stick it out or should we really consider moving?

Oh god, the cops just pulled down again. The neighbors called the cops again. I'm dying to know why since not a damn thing has happened since the cops left earlier. I can't wait to hear this. But I guess I won't hear about it. The cop spent about 30 minutes over there and then he just left. I guess if we had done something wrong he would have come and talk to us but he didn't. They probably wanted to make a report on some nonsense or the other. The cop has to take it but that doesn't mean he has to act on it. Frankly I just don't care anymore. I don't care if they file a million police reports. I don't care if they complain about everything we do. I just don't care. We have to get that deck built and that way we will be able to ignore them completely.

19 February 2012

It's a new day

Beginnings, beginnings, beginnings. I have espoused before my love of new beginnings. Well, what I'm learning, finally, is that new beginnings sometimes happen when you least expect it. Getting rid of my car was an ending for me. For the first time in about 15 years I was without my own wheels. My husband has a truck so it's not like I don't have wheels but I didn't have my own. No more getting an idea in my head and jumping in the car. Now it takes planning and coordination. Which, I'm finding, is really good in many ways.

Most of my life I've been a pretty spontaneous person. Although I like to know what will be happening, I've never been one for schedules and routines. This has caused some problems with things I've wanted to do in my life. The most recent and looming example is my thesis. I have not been able to get going on it but I know if I had a schedule and a routine I could easily get it done. Anyway, not having a car has forced me to become more organized and a planner. I like that. I still have my spontaneity but I'm also starting to consider things and make decisions a little more carefully. And I'm totally becoming an organizer. Riding a bike and busing to work I have to carefully pick and chose what I carry in my backpack. This is making me much more careful about what need to do and when. Awesome. Something I've wanted for 50 years is finally coming to fruit.

We are also starting to plan our upgrades for the house. We have a good sized yard and I'm really looking at pergolas for one area. I love those and we could drape the lilikoi over it and create a beautiful arbor area. I could put some wrought iron benches under there and it would be beautiful.

Okay, well I do have things on my to-do list today so I need to get moving. Hello!! That's not like me. Before I would put it off to the last minute, now I do it early so it's done. New beginnings I tell you.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...