Today is like Jeopardy, it’s Potpourri!
First up, someone lost their Doberman up in the Gold Country. If you see this girl let’em know.
Taxes Extension all done and sent off to the Gobment with a check that I’ll have to figure out how to cover in the next few days. It’s all a funny money thing anyway. The State owes me enough to pay the Feds and my accountant, but I can’t get it until I pay the Feds and my accountant. I’d like to think it’s the first step to getting everything starting to run in a stream lined fashion here. Or dream that it could be.
Let me just talk for a minute about people who waste an agent’s time. I showed our property on Rudgear Road to a guy yesterday. The whole time he bitched about having to back out on to Rudgear Road and how he didn’t know how anyone would want to do that. Well, the people who have lived in this place since it was built in 1946 have backed out onto Rudgear Road for 63 years, as have the neighbors and really the other 50 people who own property on this street have since the road was built. If you didn’t want to be on a busy street, why did you drag my ass up here? It’s a freeway exit fergodsakes. Then the guy faxes a laundry list of what’s wrong with the property to my office. Dude, don’t bid on it. It’s simple. Yet this guy continues to try and talk me down on the price. It ain’t my house. I don’t care. There’s a guy who’s number will be going in my phone so I know NOT to answer. Or there’s the guy who bid $100k OVER on a shell of a house against my advice. The whole time I’m telling him that I think it’s going to be at the very least $200k to fix the thing. When he arrives I say “It’s 200k minimum to fix this thing”. Inside I say “It’s 200k minimum to fix this thing”. When he calls and wants to place an offer at $100k over I say “It’s 200k minimum to fix this thing”. I explain to him that his bid makes this property finished a minimum of $365 per sq foot if it can be finished for my minimum guess of $200k. Property in the area is selling for $345-$370 per sq foot. I ask him about 100 times if this is really what he wants to do. So I write what he wants. We get down to the last possible second and we’re one of five counters. He ups his offer and I send it in. An hour later he calls me freaking out because he’s afraid it might cost $200k to fix the thing and wants to withdraw his offer. He’s in my phone so that I will never take another call from him.
Rita has gone insane. And she might not live through whatever is up her ass these days. Saturday night I was awakened by the familiar sound of a dog peeing. Except I should never hear that familiar sound in my bedroom. I threw the dogs outside, mopped up and went back to bed. I got the Spotbot out the next morning and cleaned everything up. This morning I’m waking up and both dogs are hopping around like they do and then I hear the familiar sound again. She probably now understands that she needs to rethink that plan. This is a dog that went out for 30 minutes before I went to bed. And it’s not like I even sleep 8 hours or 7, more like 6 and change. She’s out in her box right now because that’s the only place she can go where I don’t bitch at her. Bubba is sneaking around her making sure he doesn’t get on the dog shit list. I don’t know what has gotten up her ass but right now she probably wishes she could get my foot out of her ass.
Auntie arrived yesterday. She’ll be here a week.Â It’s always excellent when Auntie arrives.Â Rita spent the evening acting ridiculous for affection.Â Bubba looked at them as if to say “But I’m cute too.”Â And he is.Â My icemaker doesn’t work so I went out and got ice trays so she could have a cocktail. When you drink beer and wine you don’t need ice cubes… unless you live in Texas.
Speaking of Texas, Gov. Perry, isn’t that considered treason? Granted we mention California seceding from the Union here now and again but really we’re kidding, sort of. Actually, I think if Texas leaves California can stay.
BMW has a new toy that they may be bringing to market soon. I welcome the concept but am a little unsure on the execution. While I don’t drive an SUV, I am the perfect SUV customer. I have an active lifestyle and really could use a vehicle where I could safely alternately tote my dogs, my bike and my friends. With that sloped back I don’t know how any of those fit in that thing. That’s what I like about the X-5 but I hate the mileage on that thing.
The best tea bag party was in Walnut Creek yesterday. Some guy who was young enough that he probably hasn’t paid a nickel of taxes in his life standing out on Ygnacio Valley Road with a sign that said “Honk if you want less taxes”. Utter silence. 46% of this country believe that their tax liability is fair. And well there is a little difference, this is taxation with representation. Why is it that when Progressives protest they need to get a job but when Conservatives protest it’s patriotic? I was really hoping to end with some picture of some numb nuts with teabags hanging from their glasses…