Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Tucked in between the chiropractor bills and catalogs was this little nugget from the mailman. We were originally told that the hearing to finalize the sale of the $1400 house wouldn't be until December. But apparently Jackson County is in a toot to get their back tax money as quickly as possible and now the hearing is scheduled for early November.
Maybe if we're lucky we'll still have this Indian summer weather then. A girl can hope, right? We've got several trees that need to be cleaned up and, even though the front porch floor needs to be demolished and replaced, that will probably have to wait until Spring.
In other news, we've got a neighbor who is willing to help us out with cleaning out the house. Charles has been helping Dave and Christine (of TheDeadlyNightshade fame) with cleaning out the cottage that they're working on. I think that is winding down, so the timing on our project is perfect. When I first met Charles, I thought he was such a nice guy and a great father to a beautiful little boy. He told me this weekend that he was blessed and given a second chance at life. Apparently he used to be a gangbanger and he said, during that time of his life, he didn't think people could be good. He said he's just trying to make a life for his kids and make them happy.
He went on to say that, even if we couldn't afford to pay him, he would help us. Well, I believe a man should be paid for a good day's work. I'd rather give the money to Charles, a neighbor and really hard worker, than to a big company.
We've got quite a nice little community shaping up here. And we need more people like Charles in this world.