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Marilee J. Layman

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05:56 pm: Too Many Cars
From having six or seven open spots in our area of the development at night, we now not only have none, we have a neighbor using her dead husband's handicapped tag to park in the unused handicapped spot next to mine to make another space. There's a big work van with a rack on top that hasn't moved in five days, two cars with Maryland plates, and two minivans I don't recognize, plus several smaller cars. I haven't seen anybody move in, and I know one family moved out (broke their lease), so I don't know where these cars come from. I may call Parking Enforcement on Monday and see if the work van belongs here. It's not supposed to be parked in the development, anyway.

I went and got money for next week and had a chicken roll (chicken and veggies in a crust, kind of the less-soupy version of a pot pie) at Tony's. I have a friend at Comic Con and because she's got a press pass, she's getting lots of swag. She also saw an old friend of ours who gave her lots of cuttings for her new house. I hope they make it back to Arizona!

The cats are sleeping together in the chair, and for the first time in a while, Shiva didn't get up when I went to get the dry food. He looked at me, so I guess he's just comfortable.

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Date:July 27th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Don't you hate parking problems like that? I live in a section of Chicago jokingly known as Rogers (No) Park, because it's pretty dense with large multi-unit apartment and condo buildings, each unit of which apparently has at least four car owners each. At least it seems that way when I try to find someplace to park anytime after 6:30 p.m.

Glad to hear that the cats are acting brotherly.
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Date:July 27th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
We've always had arguments at the turn (and there's an extra two rows of parking there) but both ends of the street have been fine before. We have a rule, though, that people can only park two cars in the main part of the development. We have a large separate parking lot which fulfills the legal requirement for parking. People can park work trucks or third or more cars out there.

I remember when I was president of the board and an owner complained about the parking. I said, didn't you look at the condo before you bought? He said yes, and I said so didn't you see that not everybody in your building would be able to park directly in front? He said the salesguy told him there was plenty of parking. I said that wasn't what I asked! He finally admitted that he knew they couldn't all park out front (even if there was only one car per unit) but he didn't like having to walk from across the narrow two-car driving area to the extra rows. I looked at him and told him I would love to be well enough to routinely walk that far, and he shut up.
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Date:July 27th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
An excellent way to conclude a less than satisfying discussion with a less than satisfying gentleman.
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