Friday, April 15, 2011

Hear the BOOM?? There's an ECHO!

Today, I ask my devoted readers to humor me by reading briefly about my 2 awesome brothers and their businesses. As many of you know, Jordan, my youngest brother has a very successful entertainment company. My other brother, Lance, has started up a new social media site. I ask you all to take a peek today at the new BOOM Marketplace powered by The Echo System.  Register on the site so that you too can partake of all the awesome deals and save yourself some money!

Today's blog is more of a Kerry bitch-fest. (I know some of you are thinking that everyday is a Kerry bitch-fest, but not really.) Now, this morning, I had to spend $125 for a backflow irrigation company to come to my house to inspect this said irrigation system. The village of Northbrook has decided I have one and they need a report showing everything is up to par. I admit, I ignored their requests. Then, as some of you know, I got a postcard telling me my court case had been continued. Um. What court case??? My non practicing, attorney husband got to the bottom of it. The village decided to try to get a judgement against me for not having this taken care of. OOPS.  So, Steve called a company that the village recommended. (Do I hear kickback?) The dude showed up this morning. (After he blew us off yesterday) He was here less than 10 minutes and said he couldn't find any evidence of a backflow system. Not only that, he couldn't even find evidence of an underground sprinkler system.  Now, I am not an irrigation or backflow specialist. However, when I bought this house, there was, an underground sprinkler system. In fact, for a couple of years, I actually used it. I had it turned on in the spring and shut down in the fall. Suddenly, it's gone? How does that happen? The little heads that were in my lawn decided to get up and leave in the middle of the night? They were eaten up by all the supersize skunks and overly fat raccoons that hang out around here???? The squirrels weren't happy with what was in my garbage cans so they ate those? All the pipes and what not just left? Interesting.

So, the backflow guy (also named Steve) gave me a receipt after I turned over my check. He told me he'd send his "official report" to Northbrook letting them know he found no evidence of a backflow irrigation system OR a sprinkling system. He also said that they may want to send out their official water dude to come do his own "visual inspection" to see that nothing exists here. Great- more missed work so I can sit here while someone comes here to find out the same thing. Awesome.

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