Earl Grey

Earl Grey-1One can’t help but wonder if we’re going to have a cooler summer with more than normal rain.  I did mention to someone today how when back about ten or twelve years ago we had a similar Spring, but when summer finally arrived, it was beastly hot to where one really couldn’t get away from it until the sun went down.  That was also the year we didn’t have that many mosquitos due to it being so hot and dry.  I was surprised to hear the East Coast is going to be experiencing some lingering below normal temperatures a few days.  At least the vortex is happening farther east this time.

Since I had several free hours early this morning, I took a drive and placed signs out for my public open house coming up this weekend.  While driving down Commercial Alley I noticed a crow perched on one of the electric poles.   I’d say that crow was the biggest I’ve seen in a very long time.  It was so large I could’ve sworn it was a raven.  It seemed very intent on something below which was likely the open dumpster which must’ve had something edible in it that monster could either see or smell.  Those dirty birdies are certainly one of my least favorite of our feathered friends.

A client stopped by the office today to tell me about a plugged sewer line he had to have unplugged.  Wow!  The cost of drain cleaning has certainly gone up since I ordered one to freed.  I went on to tell him about a situation I was involved in last summer where the neighbor in an adjoining apartment carelessly flushed wet wipes down the stool and managed to plug the building’s main sewer line.  What a horrible mess it created. That nasty backwash was coming up the stool and bathtub drains.  Feminine napkins are bad, but after reading an article about what London England is dealing with, those wet wipes are even worse because they’re flushing them on a daily basis. I don’t understand why people don’t think before they flush.  I suppose they figure if it makes it down the hole it’s ok to throw.

Yet another one of my listings is closing tomorrow and I’m fully prepared for it.  It should have closed weeks before but for some reason the title work didn’t get completed in a timely manner.  That particular listing has been in my inventory for quite some time and I’m certainly glad it’s going to be signed over tomorrow.

I’m not sure if any of you were outdoors in our Downtown around mid-morning, but there was a very nasty smell emanating from somewhere.  At first I thought it was coming from a hog confinement, but it really wasn’t the same.  Whatever it was, it was out there and very noticeable.  I wonder if a “honey wagon” sprung a leak while being driven thru our City.

Tonight’s a good night to be curled up indoors with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea and a good book so to forget about work and start relaxing and get re-charged for tomorrow.

Joe Chodur

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