Property rites

The fabled House Back East®, soon to be under new management. Or so we hope, anyway. …

Hoo, nuts around here lately.

The House Back East™ in Bibleburg is under contract (for the second time in a week). Down here in the Duke City, meanwhile, the tree dude is popping round tomorrow to (what else?) have a squint at El Rancho Pendejo’s trees. The Furster, a.k.a. Air Subaru, gets a cautionary peek under the hood on Monday. ERP’s HVAC gets likewise on Tuesday.

And I finally found an affordable bike to review for the Adventurous Cyclists.

Whew.

Also, I got released from jury duty this afternoon. Hauled into court twice in three weeks, but never got to hear a case. Always a bridesmaid, etc., et al., and so on and so forth. Good for about $60 if the robes actually pay a guy for sitting on his ass … which, come to think of it, is what I do for a living, albeit at a slightly higher pay scale and in sloppier garb.

Most definitely not sitting on her ass is my sister-in-law Beth, who with her husband are beating it out of the bullseye Hurricane Irma has sketched on the east coast of Florida.

Herself thought they were bound for Pensacola, just a hop, skip and jump from the ancestral moonshining grounds of the O’Gradys in Perry. May the road rise up to meet them, but in a nice way.

 

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20 Responses to “Property rites”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    The House Back East, home of Marv and Judy. I hope the new owners feel the good vibes I think are probably there. Might even hear a little small club, one man band music late at night.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It’s a good little place, Pat. We had been thinking that Herself the Elder might want to live there one day, until Herself got the job down here.

      Now, with Judy moved into a new place on the west side of town, someone else’s folks may be calling it home.

      I hope they like guitar music.

  2. Carl Duellman Says:

    i happen to live in pensacola if they need somewhere to stay, although the storm keeps moving slowly westwards.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hey, Carl, thanks. Herself tells me they’ve already arranged for a hotel room, but that’s a most generous offer and it is very much appreciated.

      You battening down the hatches there? Closest thing to a hurricane I’ve seen is a tornado, and that was a small one, a weirdo that gave Manitou Springs a whack or two back in the late 1970s. Nothing like those beasties that grow in the ocean.

      • Carl Duellman Says:

        the offer still stands if they need or anything else for that matter.

        as of this morning we’re barely in the yellow zone so we’re not doing anything. we don’t do anything until absolutely necessary. we clean up the yard a bit and remove plants and furniture from the porch and maybe board up the front window. our biggest danger is trees falling on the house but those same trees help shield the house from the wind, which they have done for the last 30 years we’ve lived here. the house is over 100 years old and has survived numerous storms.

      • Pat O"Brien Says:

        My niece’s family and her in-laws, who all live in Orlando, left yesterday for Atlanta. They reserved hotel rooms there when the hurricane track moved into Florida. Our other niece’s in-laws, who live in Port Orange, leave this morning for Harrisburg, PA on a planned trip to visit family. That niece and hubby leave Seattle today on a move to Port Orange. They will stop in Kentucky to wait things out if they must. Shit.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Doesn’t look too good for Florida from the spaghetti models. For that matter, looks like Tennessee will get a good soaking and tropical storm force winds. Don’t you or Herself have family in Oak Ridge?

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    That Chinese hoax is messing with a lot of folks. Nothing against his neighbors but I wouldn’t feel a bit of sympathy if Mar-a-lago was to vanish due to a hurricane or storm surge.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Twelve days to go on the embargo. Sandy is surprised we lasted this long. Me too.

  6. ryansubike Says:

    That Nicasio looks alot like the Novara Mazama, hope your family in FL gets through everything ok, that Irma looks like a real bitch

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