The past few weeks I have found myself immersed in outdoor activities, enjoying the warm and pleasantly mild November weather. I have been busy preparing for the winter months; harvesting the last of the gardens, putting away tools, trimming back shrubs and mulching plants and trees. I am finally ready for Old Man Winter to come blasting in, like he usually does.
This morning I delighted in reading this short post, written by my “Baby Sister”, known as Groovylove on WordPress. Knowing a good many of my readers are animal lovers and pet owners, I thought I would share this amusing story of how close-knit, small community living certainly boasts knowing one’s neighbors, and how to best diffuse a problematic situation. Here’s to the sometimes wild abandon of our pets… the upset they sometimes cause us (and those “concerned citizens”), and finding clever ways to keep everyone happy. Enjoy! – littlesundog
My darling husband, CF, wears many hats with his job. Officially, he is the Village Maintenance Supervisor. Being the only employee on the payroll, with the exception of the Village Clerk, he essentially supervises… himself. He maintains the town on many levels. He is the municipal water and sewer operator, he maintains all village-owned property (mowing, weeding, watering), including the baseball and football fields, two parks with playgrounds and restrooms. He repairs village equipment, streets, water and sewer lines. In a nutshell, his 40-hour a week job keeps the town clean and running smooth. He is on-call 24/7, and those calls can range from, “I’ve got sewage in my basement” to “My water pipe broke in the freezing cold, and it’s forming an iceberg under my trailer that’s fixin’ to lift it off it’s foundation” (that really did happen).
Just yesterday, he received a phone call from a “concerned citizen”. This lady was upset that her…
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