A bit of a rough week. Headed for SF for just a night.
I'm reading StJohn's Skunks Dance. It's just as ridiculous as Radium Baby, and at this point, I think it's even better. Thanks for the book, buddy.
Our neighbors objected to us having 5 chickens, so based on city ordinance, we can have 2 without permission. They did so with the city clerk, but didn't mention it when my wife talked about the chickens to them.
These neighbors are terrible people. When they first moved in, the wife would walk past us and ignore any greetings. The first time we met them, it was in the form of a $700 bill they dropped in our mailbox for some damage a dropped tree branch from a tree in our yard did to their garage roof in a storm, months after it happened, and unbeknownst to us. I did some calling, and found that in such cases, their insurance covers it, but we offered to pay their deductible to be neighborly. Instead, no, they wanted us to pay for it all and they insisted that it was our insurance that should cover it. They said that spoke to them, the city, etc... After calling both our companies, I found that their insurance had indeed told them that they covered it despite their insistence that ours should.
We live in the kind of neighborhood that has chickens and a music festival. Yard care is highly variable, and everyone is very friendly. We have great relationships with all our neighbors, except for them. I think these folk moved into the wrong neighborhood. I grew up in the type of neighborhood in which they would be at home.
I'm looking for a scene to paint.