The Stream

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

No More Happy Dance!

So, remember when I was so excited about my yard and how great it was going to be come fall?  I was going to sit by my fire in my afghan sweater, sipping some tea, while listening to Mat play the guitar.  That's not going to happen.  In fact, it is FAR from happening because our landscaper ran off with our money and we have not seen him and we are not able to get a hold of him for 3wks.

Worse yet, we have snow coming and no retaining walls to prevent a mudslide from happening.

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And here it sits.

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The landscaper did leave his machinery in our yard so we decided to chain it up, hoping to get something out of him.

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Fearing that he might come and clip the chain in the middle of the night, we decided to move it into our garage (along with all our other backyard stuff).  Luckily, the inventor of the CAT company makes one standard key for all machinery. Who does that? Lame, but bonus for us.  We easily bought a key from the dealership and started it right up.  It's now in our garage until we can figure out how we're going to sell this thing after 30days of abandonment.  I'm sure the bank owns it, but wouldn't it be super if the landscaper had to pay us back with this machine and then he had to pay the bank back with his own money?

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So, we're starting over.  People do terrible things.  I just don't want to be one of those people.