Saturday — Good and Termagant Together

Great good has come from my whining on Thursday. And I donʼt just mean so many of you hitting on the site (and/or leaving comments).

The comment from Talk to Qwest has led to some resolution to my issues (financial compensation at least — Kathee, take note). Thank you, very much, Steph! It may be just a gesture on the corporationʼs part, but I am pleased and look forward, I hope, to improved internet service, too. (I know that starting with Thursday I havenʼt noticed the broken connections quite so much — once on Thursday only.) I will be out mowing later on Friday afternoon, so as I prophesied yesterday I did miss the important phone call… even though I waited until after 4:00 p.m. before heading out into the yard.

And now the long Memorial Day weekend has begun, traditional start of summer (more on that for Monday). Janet and I have to prepare for her grandmotherʼs funeral (I told you about that yesterday), but we still have other plans for the holiday time here at hand. Enjoy life while you have it to enjoy.

I wonʼt say much today, since I am planning to have posts to cover several days all ready to go before I start my mowing (yesterday afternoon in my real time). Mondayʼs is done (I actually started with that one), and tomorrowʼs will continue my Sepharad story — with the completion of chapter one sometime later on, perhaps next weekend. Real life off the computer keyboard has too much to fill my time and attention just now.

“Death in the Afternoon” is what I call this shot of the pile of garpulousness at Gasser True Value

click to see the health-endangering dreck piles up close and personal

However, I will note that the Great Inconsideration in our backyard — Gasser True Value, a local impediment deliberately tempting my wrath with their callous behavior daily — has imported a huge quantity of cancer-causing creosote-soaked lumber, and the stench has filled our house, limiting my desire to have to work hard outdoors mowing and thus breathe deeply of the poisonous effluence. (I notice the vile stuff is featured nowhere on their website, cleverly, as itʼs illegal in many states.)

Please let blithely unconcerned local manager Dan Schmidt — who has with definition snubbed and disregarded our complaints, abetted by Maquoketaʼs city manager Brian Wagner — know how you feel about their poor neighborliness (if not outright slow killing of us in their proximity).

I am not even addressing the excessive and calculated noise they make or other mercenary and unkind behavior back in that area behind the business. Or the excessively brilliant, glaringly blinding night lighting that isnʼt shielded above, as they had agreed to do, years ago…

From their website, for your assistance:

Gasser True Value Hardware / Just Ask Rental
111 Westgate Drive
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone 563-652-2446
Fax 563-652-4926

Hours:
Monday – Friday:     7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday:               7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday:                 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

And weʼll let that be the news from Casa Woebegone for today (a tiny reminder that Garrison Keillor is still on the air weekly…)

Black Termination — have they been taking lessons from/for BP?

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