All Over the Place.

I have lists. Lists of things I need to do, lists of things I need to buy. Like groceries, for example… and ink. My printer is out of ink.

I got my ticket in the mail. It’s not going to cost me $134. Nope. Much, much more. Bail is $212, or traffic school is $262. That is insanely expensive and way, way beyond my $20 rule. I’m now thinking it might be worth it to go to court and beg for a lesser fee… because $262 for being maybe 20′ early in the bicycle lane? That’s just ridiculous. That’s $13.10/foot. I’m pretty sure penis enlargements are less expensive than that… I saw it in my spam mail just this morning. Not that anyone would want a 20′ penis…

I booked a round trip flight to visit my Aunt Marj, arriving just a couple days after her birthday in November. I am really excited about going to see her! And, if you’re interested, to put the airfare in perspective, I can fly 3,104 miles (round trip) for less money than driving 20′ in a bicycle lane. Yes, I’ll be doing cost comparisons for awhile.

I just looked out the window and saw my resident hummingbirds. They love my back yard and I love having them in my back yard. They sit out there for hours on end, perched on plants or the string of lights, I love having a hive of hummers.

Ohhh, I attended my community’s board meeting a couple days ago to request that they heat the pool in our section of the community until November 1 (instead of turning it off early or heating the small, heavily shaded kiddy pool). My swim friend/neighbor attended, too. I left the meeting after I spoke, and before they rendered their decision. She came by the pool this morning as I was finishing my swim and told me that the Board had been persuaded by my presentation, that they granted all my requests. She gave me all the credit and I was so shocked.

Well, the cats are passed out, taking their early afternoon nap and I’ve gotta get going to run my errands. Y’all have a nice weekend and STAY OUT OF THE BICYCLE LANE, hear?

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11 responses to “All Over the Place.

  1. grrrace

    OH MY GOSH. That’s insanely expensive… I think it’s worth your time to go to court for that. I mean… it can’t hurt any, right???

    ******
    It’ll totally be worth my time… now that I have the time. Heh.

    ~Jammie J.

  2. grrrace

    Oh, also… how long are you leaving me for in November? 😦

  3. Caryl

    Well, California needs the money you know. Did you read where the state is having a “garage sale”? Even selling prison uniforms, I read.
    You did well at the community board meeting. Maybe the court will give you a break. Worth trying.
    Love you,

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    HA! Yes, I read that. Maybe I’ll be having a garage sale soon.
    Yeah, I did good at the board meeting, maybe I’ll go apply for a job there!

    ~Jammie J.

  4. If you can persuade the Community Board you should be able to persuade the court? 🙂 That is a pretty expensive ticket – hopefully it won’t affect you insurance!

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    If I attend traffic school, it won’t go on my insurance. Kind of a no brainer then that I’d have to shell out $262, unless they’re willing to cut the fee.

    ~Jammie J.

  5. My wife has lots of lists too. Perhaps it’s a girl thing.

    Congrats on getting the board to listen to you! Do you think heating the pool until November will cost them more than $212?

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    I think lists are a personality type thing, not necessarily a gender thing. 🙂

    Heating the pool costs about $6,000 a year (from April to November), I think. So probably more than $300, I’m guessing.

    ~Jammie J.

  6. daydreambetty

    Yeah, but if you go to court, how much would it cost you NOT to go to work? Sorry, don’t mean to add to your troubles. I’m all for the principle of the thing, it is ridiculous what they’re charging you for such a petty offense, but that’s how they make their money.

    But if you do decide to go to court, I know you’ll do great! Best of luck on that!

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    As it turns out, not going to work isn’t an issue anymore…

  7. I bet you can persuade them in court. But if it means taking extra time off of work and causing problems there, it’s maybe not worth it. When I was ay my parents’ mountain place, one particular hummer spent all day running all other hummers except for one lady friend away from the feeders. I take it you don’t have an alpha hummer there?

    To Vince:
    It’s not a girl thing. Except for grocery lists and occasional trip packing lists, I’m not a list person but my second husband made a list EVERY SINGLE DAY. I thought it was a bit much.

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    Well, the work thing isn’t an issue anymore as of today.

    I don’t know, maybe I do have an alpha hummer, there’s always one who sits out there. A couple others come in for feeding visits. 🙂

    Lists is definitely a personality thing, I think. 🙂

    ~Jammie J.

  8. Oh, I think that’s way outta line! Especially since you weren’t hanging out in the lane and didn’t cut off any bikers… Jeebus.

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    There weren’t any bikers around for miles and miles. Craziness, I tell you!

    ~Jammie J.

  9. ouch! re the ticket … :o(
    but they do have to try and get money somehow in there in CA? ouch again!!!! the unsuspecting need to beware!!!!!!

    hope the smoke isn’t too bad in your area … the news keeps showing the fires as being all around there …

    we have a clear cool late summer day here …

    i hear leo a stirring gotta run! love to you & Tony!!!!

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    Yeah, the $$ sucks. Especially after today’s news.

    Haven’t had any smoke down this south. Not yet.

    Take care of yourself and Leo. xo

    ~Jammie J.

  10. Can you forward me that email about the penis enlargement.? I think I can come up with $13.10

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    I can’t believe you don’t get your own emails about that!

    ~Jammie J.

  11. That ticket and or Traffic School is incredible! It sounds like they have raised the fines on everything to a really horrific amount!
    LOVE that you have all these Hummers, Jammie….I love them so much, too…..There is something about them that is so very dear…..!

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    Traffic tickets really can suck!
    The hummingbirds are so tiny, fragile and delicate looking, but have such strength and perseverance. So dear indeed.

    ~Jammie J.