I Would Not Want Your Job

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Nearly 8 of 10 conversations that I have with neighbors these days starts out with “I Would Not Want Your Job”. My “job” is this HOA stuff that they run scared from. Then they usually proceed to tell me how it should be done — well, not all of them. Lots have good questions that make me think about how … Read More

Army Crawl

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Well, remember that nasty drainage hole…we needed to get the dirt out of it. What to do? Not too many people in that business. So we ended up getting 150′ of fire hose. We hooked it up to the nearby hydrant and pressurized. Took off the drain grates on both sides and in we went. Mike and I took turns … Read More

Dirty Work

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We have been working on a community project for the HOA to rid many of the places where we have standing water. Our county has led the nation at times in West Nile cases so we take mosquitoes pretty seriously. At the end of my street is the worst ditch in the neighborhood. It has started to develop cattails and … Read More

Water Woes

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Some background…in our neighborhood, we get our water from a ditch. The ditch is a big deal. It feeds homes, farms, etc. for hundreds of miles. Its run like a company with shares of stock. Instead of dividends, you get water. So if you buy these shares, you get to take water out of the ditch at some percentage equal … Read More