Another Meeting

Our neighbours have enlisted all who live here to attend another Council meeting to object to using our short little street, with no verges, as a construction road while developing a rental complex at the end of the street. They have the option to access this property from a well surfaced highway, built for such use, but for some reason want to come through the winding narrow roads of a small neighbourhood instead. The Mayor is chairing the whole shebang, and he has a conflict of interest, the nature of which has not been revealed to the public. He isn’t going to vote on it, but he is orchestrating all meetings, has stated publicly that he will ensure the development proceeds, and wants to use our street rather than the better choice of the highway, as an entrance for construction and then heavy traffic generated by the rental units. I have heard that the town government is an “old boys” club, I have observed nothing to disprove the statement, so there is probably little to be gained in showing up at a Council meeting to protest. The neighbours who are organizing the protest are very nice, are operating under the assumption that logical points will sway the decision, their faith in fairness is touching, and makes them good neighbours. They are too nice to get anywhere dealing with people who do not seem to be nice. Developer’s interests come first it seems. We will attend to support the neighbour’s efforts, regardless of how futile it seems. I do not look forward to the “event”.

Nosebleed season is in full swing here at Mist Cottage. It seems to begin when the oil furnace first takes over the heating of the house, which occurred during the cold snap last week. I have cauterization on my list for discussion the next time I visit the walk-in clinic. In the meantime, I am trying a series of home remedies. Cayenne pepper is talked about on the Internet, so I tried taking some with warm water last night, no nose bleed during the night, or so far this morning. I will not be able to attend a walk-in clinic until the end of next week, at the earliest, due to transportation issues.

Both of our vehicles need servicing. Attila called to make appointments to get it seen to, and one of the two mechanics at our garage has suddenly lost his eyesight to cataracts, and will not be able to work for a few months while waiting for his surgery to correct the issue. It seems to me like a very long wait for someone who has lost their eyesight to the point where they cannot work or get around. What this means to the customers is that the owner, a mechanic, now has to do all the work himself. He is going to fit Tank in next week. Until then I will not be gadding about in Tank, my wings are clipped, so to speak. The car, which Attila uses to commute to work, is still working and needs to go in as well, I am not sure when this will happen!

The new floor in the kitchen is coming along nicely. Attila fixed one of the two holes in the floor last night, and laid the tile over the fix. One more hole to fix, and then the last of the tiles can be laid.

Our local Home Depot store does not have the required floor finish, it is out of stock. I called them this morning to request that they order it, fingers crossed. The closest store that has it in stock is a long drive away, and it isn’t practical to make the trip just for floor polish.

I notice that the new floor is very cold to the stockinged foot, much more so than the old kitchen floor, the wood floor, or the older tiled floors in the house. I am guessing that the commercial flooring contains limestone, which is conducting the heat out of the soles of our feet very effectively. We will need to wear our slippers in the winter! This will be a very welcome feature in the summer!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 10:00 AM EST Tuesday 14 November 2017
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 103.0 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 1.5°C
Dew point: -3.4°C
Humidity: 70%
Wind: NE 9 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
e e cummings
1894 – 1962

Very damning to the dour 🙂

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Bex Crowell

Oh, that construction story sounds horrendous!

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

Wonderful of you and Attila to support your neighbors at this meeting. I guess in such a case that I would hope I’d make enough noise that they would have to change their minds. Guess I’m an incurable optimist.

Hopefully, the cayenne will help your nosebleeds for now. I’m thinking the spice increases mucus production, so keeps tissues more moist.

Did you realize you can order online from Home Depot? Hope your floor finish comes in soon.

Stubblejumpers Cafe

I receive notification in my email when you update, but in my blogroll at Golden Grain Farm your link doesn’t ever rise to the top. I think this is because you don’t have an RSS feed enabled. Is it doable? I always feel, when I see your link at the very bottom, that your blog is getting short shrift on my links page.
I feel the cold floor winter and summer and have to wear slippers or shoes. Scott goes barefoot yearround and says he doesn’t feel the cold at all. I’d like a better understanding of these differences. Is his blood circulation that much better? Are his soles thicker? Am I merely a delicate flower? Is he an insensitive clod? What?