As you've been made aware of, I live with idiots, helpless whiners, and retards. And the Blizzard of 2011 has brung with it more idiocy. For example, they think that the 1 (one) guy we pay to clear our walk ways, will take care of everything, as if he has nothing better to do than set up camp here for months because the idiots here think we are that special. After all, we pay him a nickel plus one dime!
If you haven't been following my Blizzard 2011 saga, I'll repost these pictures, here.the "Before" 8:30amBab's Tonka:cool people street park: the "After" 5:50pmMy camera is at eye level and that mountain is above my head.Himalayans
So this dude from California (Bab) is trying to enlighten these morons from Chicago about the need to focus on snow removal from this point forward.
Another round of email. For those who've read past email from me, you should notice the difference in tone. I edited this several times to take off the... umm, "rough edges"
so that the crybabies don't cry
It's time to separate fact from fiction.
Steve (hired help) has been here three times. It has become clear to me that Steve wasn't paid to do snow removal. Steve's making sure that the paths we already cut for him yesterday remain passable. The salient point is the snow stays. Having said that, maybe some have noticed that a lot of snow has already been removed from behind 4118. Steve didn't remove it. As of yet, we don't pay people to remove it. I removed it. Unless we pay people to actually do snow removal, the Himalayans aren't going anywhere without some effort from the residents. Word.
Now that your decks are pristine, I hope people start thinking about our friends in the garden apartments and your belongings in the basements. If you haven't yet, take a look at the common area under the Gordon Terrace units. Most of that was redistributed from levels 3, 2, and 1 above. Likewise for the area behind 4118; there's a lot of snow standing in front of the garden units there, as well.
As awesome a job as we did yesterday, we spent 9 hours redistributing snow. We should be conscious, however, that eventually the conditions may worsen (they are ideal for snow removal, now) and that the snow will become harder to move, turn to ice, then ultimately begin to flood the garden apartments and basements. Sounds expensive to me and not very neighborly, to say the least.
As I mentioned above, I moved one mound today; shoveled it into a recycling bin, and hauled it out to the street for the city to deal with. Unless we pay people to remove the snow, it would be great if others can find time to participate this weekend. Since many of you have plans Sunday, try to pitch in Saturday or pay someone to help. This is forward-thinking and would be super appreciated even if you're sitting there thinking WTF?
So Jim, the only other resident here with half a brain and, fortunately, board member, says...
Steve's contract is to clear snow from the walks and a path from the units on the porches and the stairs. This was a storm like none other since I have lived here. If the Board wants to authorize someone or CPS to hire someone to Remove the snow from the areas affected, I will vote for that. All owners cannot help shovel snow, either because of not being available or not physically able. I am also asking the Board to make compensation to Babblelot for his awesome effort the past 2days.
And Billie*, the only tough woman here tough enough to do the "men's work"
Bab (the snow removal wiz) was out today and cleared a lot of the snow down there by himself...so kudos and an extra bottle of wine to him!
*Billie is Hawaiian, like, native Islander Hawaiian. You look at her and say, "Hawaiian." It's nuts that the two people doing the heavy lifting are from Hawaii and California.