Tuesday, September 20

Insult to injury

Blah. Remember how I posted about that FedEx truck that creamed our front porch?

Well, we've been wrangling with insurance companies and contractors for three months now, and we're finally ready to break ground and get 'er fixed. Sounds good, yes? I thought so, but when I got home today I found a letter from the city indicating that somebody had complained about us using "open storage" inappropriately to store building materials, etc.

Granted, the porch has looked like hell for weeks, but I did go out on Saturday of my own accord to tear down everything and haul it to the dump. So it's all cleared up now. We had to wait until this late date because I hadn't received a check from State Farm yet. Otherwise I would have done the work sooner. It's not wise to mess with the "crime scene" before you've been compensated!

So now I'm pretty pissed off that I have some dorky neighbor who didn't have the guts to ask me what was up, and instead sent the government after me. I'm assuming that there won't be much of a hassle since we've cleared off all of the debris, but I won't know for sure until the inspection takes place "10 or more days from now." And of course I have no idea who complained, only that they're spineless.

If it's not one thing it's another, I guess.

In brighter news Friday's McCracken show was a stunning success. Chuck and I had a fantastic time. I will be putting up photos shortly!

Jesse Kates * www.jessekates.com


2 Comments:

Anonymous Billy B said...

I bet it was that Dan Weller guy.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

Yeah...I heard he's a real 'neighborly' kinda guy. But, wait, I don't think that's meant a calling in the feds kinda way.

I bet it was that Billy 'The Kid' guy...drummers are always so sneaky.

If there was a sound man lurking in the collective affiliation, I'd blame him...soundmen are always so sneaky.

10:26 AM  

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