Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Beginning of October

Good Evening Everyone,

I have started this post this evening, October 1st.  October is my favorite month, it is getting very cool, almost cold during the evenings, and in the mornings.  It is also my birthday month, on the 13th.  So I am a Fall baby and I love Fall, the wind blowing  leaves, the smells of wet leaves, and just a general winding down of the seasons, and a time to start nesting and getting things ready for work inside, and hobbies and crafts.

First, I went to my follow-up doctor's appointment early this morning.  My doctor was pleased with everything.  I do have fibroid, and they are in the lining of my female parts.  So the game plan is to have another ultra-sound in January, and if any have changed in size, or I have anything act up, its off to surgery and all of the plumbing will be removed, which is what I wanted in the first place.  My biopsy came back normal, and clean, so I am very pleased with that report.  As much stress I have had lately, I did not need any more stress about health matters.. I am very  relieved.

On the trailer park matters,  boy what a mess.  On my end, the Assessor's office found out that I have no title to the trailer, and the VIN numbers are non- existent, nothing, at all.  And to also make matters worse,  all of the trailers that are supposedly owned by Mr. Idiot have no titles or VIN numbers  either.  If he thinks that he can sell this mess to someone for over 1 million, and no titles, I have a bridge I can sell him.
I have an appointment with a real estate attorney on Wednesday afternoon, he wants to take a look at everything and see if he can clear up some things and maybe get to the bottom of this and or advise what the next step would be.  I am trying not to let this upset me. It is serious and it may or may not open the door that I may lose my home.  The attorney is not sure if the trailers were possible stolen, or bought by ill gotten means, but this will be looked into.(Update:  I went to the attorney on Wednesday afternoon, after listening to his council and him asking my situations, he advised me to "let sleeping dogs lie", which was his words.  He did contact the idiot owner, and idiot told him he does have a title to my trailer, but it has not been changed over to idiot's name nor has anything else been done. The Assessor's office to me that if I get this paid off,  the process of clearing off things and getting a fresh new title can be done, but its a long process.  See, something I did not know is, that modular and trailer titles for the State of Nebraska, go through the DMV, Dept of Motor Vehicles, so they are handled like a car title.   So I have just been told to sit tight and see what comes up with this new man who is looking at the park.   (Update 10-5).  I am not sure about this proposal, but the man who was looking at this park may, and I say may with a little hesitating, buy my paper from the owner. Now this is something that I was not prepared for nor do I know if he even will. I was approached by the manager of the large trailer park in town that this new  man purchased about a year ago. It is the largest we have, but it was a typical trailer park trash place. with all of the problems that are had here.  The new owner has gone in, cleaned and removed all the derelict trailers and cleaned out the problem people. The manager is a former classmate of mine, and she was called back by the new owner to take over this large park.  She is the one who contacted me about this proposition.  I have not hear anything yet, but if so, the new owner would move my trailer to a lot of my choice and move it for nothing.  It is a very fair deal as he would be holding my note contract from the idiot owner of mine and I can garden and have my dog, and a fenced yard with a privacy fence put up. The lots at this new park are larger, averaging about 50 ft x 100 ft. My trailer is 16 x 76 and would fit nicely on to these lots.   I would be free of the idiot and his mouthpiece and all of the problems.  My only concern is my outside cats which I would have to move with me, as I have cared for them since I have moved here. I cannot leave them.  I will keep you posted about this arrangement.

We are still in exceptional drought here where I am in the state.  We have had no rain at all.  The trees are now showing their stress through their leaves.  They are starting to turn to Fall colors, but they are very brown, curled, and very sad and just plain stressed out.  A lot of the trees have gone into dormancy clear back in June.  We are almost 12 inches below normal in our area.  It is truly in drought mode now.  On our weather, it shows rain, but I am not holding my breath for that one. 
It is starting to get into the low 30's for night time temps.  I look for 20's by the middle of October.  But after all of the heat we have had,  I am glad for the cooler air.  It is wonderful.  Now some rain, and it would be really wonderful.
I remember about 3 years ago, we had 3 blizzards in the month of October.  We had over 3 feet for that October. What I would not give for that. (Update, 10-6)  It is snowing this morning.  Not much, but it is sticking.  It starting a rain/snow mix yesterday morning about 10:30 am, and it got down right chilly.  It got down into the 20's last night, and we are in a hard freeze for tonight, for around 18*F for tonight and tomorrow.  The garden is done.  I just had a couple of patio tomatoes, and some peppers, so we picked everything.  The neighbor gave me what was left of her tomatoes, a lot of green ones, and I will go thorough them and freeze what I can, and chuck the rest.  I have just about run out of room.

On Friday night, we had one of the trailer park renters come home, who was totally stoned and drunk and pulled his beautiful pretty new pickup truck in the back lot and floored it in the dirt back behind me and spun the back tires until he took the tread clear down to the metal radial bands in the tire. The tires got so hot that the fenders were red hot in color, and melted some of the plastic around the tire well.   The house neighbors called the police, and the fire department as they thought there was a fire here in the park.  The house neighbors and us were inside the houses, we were all watching TV, and all of the sudden, I could hear a car engine winding up and being wrapped up to the point of blowing the engine, which is what this guy almost did.  The smoke from the tires was so bad, you could not see around here.  And the smell of burning rubber was obnoxious and I had it in the house and could not get rid of the smell until Sunday afternoon.  This guy pelted my trailer with pretty big rocks from the dirt lot, and some went through the skirting, which I will tell you, really pissed me off.  And as usual, the cops did nothing, but told the guy to go in and sleep it off. 
We confronted them about everything, and I told them I want the skirting replaced.  The panels are $50 a piece and I have 3 panels with holes in them.  I called my home insurance, but they are not sure if it can be handled.  I call it vandalism, but they do not consider it vandalism.  Ah, the joys of drunks and trailer parks. The only thing I can tell you is he blew out the transmission on this beautiful truck, so for his little romp, he just blew out a $6000 transmission.  It is 4 wheel drive. So that is my karma for him.  I would love to have a truck like this, and I find it so very juvenile that he treated this vehicle like a demolition derby truck, which is what it is now. Update) IF I move, this is one thing I will NOT miss.

Morning of 10-6
Well, I am filling in with what has been going on.  I was also supposed to go this afternoon, to a house on the east end of our community, and get black walnuts.  I am after the nut meats and some oil, if I can get some.  Black Walnuts are a pain in the a**. But they are good in baked goods and the oil is divine.  But since its snowing, I am not sure if I will get there today or tomorrow.  If it does not clear up by 1 pm  this afternoon, I will call this man and tell him it will have to be Sunday.

Not too much going on other than what I have listed.  I had market shock from going to the market Thursday morning, I was gone most of the day shopping.  I make my stops as each store has different things that I use, which I hate to do as its hard on the gas in the car, but I got it done.  I was totally wore out after getting home late in the afternoon.  I picked up my general staples, since I cook from scratch, but even these are getting horrid in price, so I am just careful and make every penny count.

Friday evening, my one house neighbor had her birthday, we were invited over for a small patio party, as she got one of those patio fire pits.  It was a beautiful pit made out of hammered metal which looked like copper, and so she fired it up.   I will tell you it was cold, the wind all of the sudden picked up and there was nine of us freezing.  The pit was warm but the wind did not help to keep warm.  It is amazing, its been blasted hot, and then all of the sudden, its now cold and a north wind blowing, and of all days, it was cold on her birthday.  We stayed till about 10 pm, and D and I pooped out.  It was fun though, and everyone ate chili which she fixed, and had cake and some roasted hot dogs in the pit, and some had beer, and it was enjoyable.  I made  a cheesecake, but I did not have any raspberries at all, but I had raspberry syrup, so I poured a small amount on the cheesecake and set it in the freezer for a few hours.  Everyone said it was delicious.  I did not try a piece. It was for her.  I"ll  make another though.

Well, that is about it.  I have tons of house work to do.  It seemed everything I started to do something, some thing else rose its head and that had to be attended to.  I have canning still to do, washing, outside work, and just tons of other stuff.  I am going to start in the kitchen, which is my work place, and get that cleaned up and then work my way to each room that needs attending.  It will take me some time to do, but I will get it done, if nothing else pops it head up, I may wack it off.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend, and a productive one at that.