March 3rd, 2010


Accessor's Office

Today when I got done at the doctor's office, I went to visit the county tax accessor's office to correct the basement measurements he did not take last year.

I told him then that the inside dimension of the basement was 11' some inches and that DC had built the basement as close to the trailer as he could, even causing the pilings to come out. He declined to move the igloo chest (full of water) and measure the outside of the basement wall. He decided an external dimension of 15' was reasonable.

I invited him to come inside. He declined.

I explained that there was no electricity or floor. He said, "Will there be?"

I said, "Eventually, but not any time soon." He and his helper started to leave. I told them about the back porch. They went to measure it.

Today, two people in the accessor's office pulled the card on my farm. Sure enough, the external dimensions of my basement were listed as 15' x 20'.

Say what? He thinks my basement walls are 4' thick???

Both DC and RH said it was 3" from the trailer in most places (it is not level, does not have 90 degree corners, and is not square with the trailer.)

The clerks changed the card.

Talking to Jesus

Mom was on a roll tonight and reminisced about the time when I was four years old that I held a conversation with Jesus, whom I called "the Sign".

"It was in the hall of the big house on Pershing Street. Mother came across you standing in the hall staring intently at something she could not see, talking, conversing really, with him. When she questioned you about it afterward, you described a man in a white robe with a long, flowing beard.

The description fit the one then in vogue for Jesus. Mother came and told me that my daughter was carrying on a conversation with Jesus. I've heard the talking with Jesus part of the story ever since I can remember, but if she ever filled in more detail as she did tonight, I don't remember it.

Now I want her to read this and see if I have all of what she remembers, and have it right. The urge to do so was SO STRONG that I had the phone in my hand before I checked the time... :-)
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