Those two things were easy to handle. We got her doctor to write a note saying she couldn't take the trash to the curb. We got that to the city and the trashmen will continue to pick up her trash at the front of the house as it has been for 70 years. Second, Mom called the post office spoke to the post master and after Mom explained the issues and the city accepting the Doctor note for the trash ... They have dropped the issue and she will continue to get her mail at the door as it has been for 70 yrs as well.
The last issue is the city ordinance about her yard and trees and shop and such. Let me just say that My Granny's yard is mowed and the trees are kept up on a regular basis. She isn't in violation of anything. So why did the city taker her to court?? Well, someone complained saying that if thick under brush wasn't allowed in a yard then hers had to go as well. The city without doing their research desided that the person filing the complaint was right and went after my Granny. Well, The two facts they got wrong was the ones that count. Fact #1 That underbrush area has been that way since before that was in the city ... Therefore it is Grandfathered in. My Grandfather used to play in that wooded area as a kid. He had a fort there and everything. Fact #2 They said Granny had not lived there long enough for the grandfather rule to apply. Wrong again. My granny has lived there for 70 years and they only looked back less then 20 years. They said the property changed hands when in fact the change was to remove my Grandpappy from the title when he died. Well, with these facts coming out Granny thinks the City is now backing off but Mom says we will see.
I did take all my stuff to show Granny and I even stopped and picked her up a copy of the paper I was in. I think it cheered her up a bit. Anyway, Mom and I stopped off and got some new material and Mom is going to start making some different bags. I think they are pretty cool and I am hoping to have at least one up in the shop by the end of the week but we will see. With Mom not having an assistant at the moment she has alot on her plate. I will let everyone know when they go up in the shop though so you can take a look. Please keep in mind that I will be trying to raise Money to get to The Dallas Fair
Dates to remember... Aug ... Pictures
Sept ... Carrie and Reba are due to birth
County Fair and Horse show
Mom is trying to purchase a picker
Oct ... Dallas 4X4 Chute out
If any one needs a retain fix ... P