You can’t invite friends where there’s no place to go’.. I can’t expect friends to poop in the woods - nor do I want this. I am not going to stress or constantly clean my bathroom - Covid precautions, I’m not having that much company anyway. The deck is set with more than 6 feet between seating, guests now have a place to GO! All is good in the woods. OUTDOOR visits only.
NOT a fan of outhouses, ours is clean & BRIGHT, not frightening & it’s become a tiny gallery. More wall space- great for the smaller art. A bit of reading material for long & short reads. We set up a ‘sink ‘ on a stump for hand washing - with soap & hand sanitizer & the trees hold your towel. It’s not finished- after the shop- it’s getting a matching roof & new coat of paint. Next summer it will be the same situation.. my guests have a place to go’.
I am impressed with Norm and his shop, I knew he could do it.. he has - on his own, except for the time Storm was up & helped (at a crucial “ HUGE beam” time) Norm was very thankful. All the wood he has lifted moved, up & down with his safety harness - I can’t even - never mind he’s 60 this year. He’s also constantly already being offered jobs - now that other are seeing the quality and how fast he is, I knew that too. Amen.
WTF is wrong with a town bylaw office that during a pandemic they see fit to even acknowledge some petty complaint & send a bylaw officer to check us out? REALLY!? I rarely leave - because I am being very careful & the next thing I know a male stranger is standing in front of me - some neighbour complained. Of what? Never mind creating animosity, between neighbours. It should be known & why, so it may be addressed properly.
Permits were NOT available - pandemic related. The shop needs to be built - I’ve no doubts that many continued without permits this PANDEMIC- and rushed- as soon as we all found OUT how difficult WOOD - pressure treated in particular is hard to come by. *I have a sign on my gate- RING BELL or Honk Private property - no trespassing & A LOCKED gate and people just ignore it and walk on down. FRIG!? Wtf? With psoriasis on over 25% of my body- if you follow this blog you know (shaved my head to get rid of it - for I hope all winter!) but my backside is brutal- causing me to have poor sleep many nights, never mind the itch & pain..
The SUN is great for psoriasis, I follow Dr.s orders & SUN MY BUNS! On my PRIVATE property. With a locked gate- so I don’t have to worry- if this bylaw officer had walked in then- I would have been ANGRY! After I blushed & ran!
The bylaw officer BTW is a fine specimen of human, he had lovely energy, happy - polite & smile to melt hearts.. he made mine beat a little faster - hee hee. MUCH different from our last Bylaw experience. I pointed out the locked gate and he assure me he was sorry & won’t do it again. Never mind my TN, some days I can hardly speak, add stress - it’s worse. I am often alone- I DO NOT want anyone here with me who I do not know - is this too much to ask? I don’t think so. My locked gate is a ‘right’ & for a reason - (several) What if someone crosses my gate & my dogs bites them - WHO IS TO BLAME!? They are trained to NOT pass the gate & YES, he had a lovely smile- I know because -most of the time his mask rest on his chin. hee hee & I can completely relate. I do not like wearing them - why I stay home. SO, I’m letting it go… the one that should not have been here was the bylaw officer.
Who cares about whom ever complained- it’s already been seen for what it was - PETTY
I'm going to paint a bigger sign - because I know there’s still several lovely days I can sun my buns.
I also informed the TOWN should they cross my locked gate again, never mind the reason, I will have it legally addressed. We do have our rights in this country - thankfully.
With THC & TLC