June 25, 2008

That's Government Service For Ya

The abandoned house drama continues ...

So they pumped the water out of the basement yesterday and even chained the gate shut ...

But when they left, they forgot to close the window that they got into the house through.

The gates chained shut and the fence is one of the wroght iron ones that you can't climb, plus it's not really our reposnibility to be baby-sitting that house.

Call the ordanance officier and find our ours quit.

Talked to one and they said open windows are not a crime, they didn't want to deal with it so they passed me off to another ordanance officier.

She said she would try to get over and get the window closed.

Open windows may not be a crime, but an abandoned house with open windows invites crime.

I am getting pretty pissed about the amount of time I am spending in trying to upkeep a house that isn't even mine.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 25, 2008 08:14 AM | TrackBack

Check the weather forcast for proper wind direction. One can of gas, one bundle of newspaper. Problem solved.
Yeah, I know we law abiding people don't do such things but it's tempting.

Posted by: Peter at June 25, 2008 02:17 PM

The city is now cutting the abandoned house three doors down from us, but the windows are cracked... through the thunderstorms, the humid days and nights... I can't imagine what it must be like in there after a year... :-P

Posted by: pam at June 26, 2008 10:37 AM

Agreeing with Pete: Heat + Fuel + Oxygen = Happy QW

Maybe it would all begin with a penny in the fusebox...

Posted by: Harvey at June 26, 2008 06:55 PM