Going to the Courthouse

So I had to go to court this morning to take care of a surprise bill that I owed.

It’s been a few years since I’ve had to go to court and things sure have changed.

First thing I found out is that the courthouse was closed.  One of the attorneys that was waiting on the steps with me, told me that they were running late.  Weird!!!

Most of the courthouses that I have been to, don’t allow you to bring a camera or a phone that has photo capabilities.  So of course I kept everything locked up in the Evil Twin.  Turns out that it’s okay to carry them into THIS courthouse.  Crap, I could have been checking emails, Facebook, etc., while I was waiting for them to open up.

Second thing I found out is that the attorneys were the best dressed, best looking people in the entire courthouse.  LOL…They looked like were are about to enter some kind of glamour, front cover of a magazine, photo shoot. They seem to be getting younger and younger too!

Third thing I found out is that the dress code sure has changed for the other folks.  It seems that anything goes.  Lets see, there was a lady in flip flops.  Another one was wearing baggy pants that go right under the knees.  I guess she had shaved her legs this morning and  cut herself a few times.  There were  streams of dried up blood going down the side and back of both legs. One guy had on jeans so tight, it look like he had been poured into them this morning.  Things sure have changed. 

Two ladies were seated to the side at the wall  by the judge.  They were gossiping about their neighbors children and the parents that were supposed to raise them.  One of them received a text message.  When she answered it, the keys made a beeping sound each time she typed.

The only thing that was missing were misbehaving, running, and screaming children.  LOL…I guess they only bring them to my night time job.

When my name was called the judge said that I couldn’t be found, so I had to tell him “Here I am!” I had gotten the summons in the mail at the UPS Store.   Ha, so I guess I’m officially kind of living off the grid?

The judge was awesome and actually had a sense of humor.  It was all over within 90 minutes.

I put all my car chases off until tomorrow.  Hopefully I will get a few more tonight and hopefully they are in the same direction.  So far, I know I have to go to Dumfries and Woodbridge.

I found these mushrooms while I was taking out the trash….don’t they look awesome!!!





  1. sheesh - courthouses sure have changed eh? but thanks for sharing your story!

    i love mushrooms and those pics are awesome Tango!

  2. Thanks Kymber....did you know that you are the reason I am bubble wrapping my home?

  3. So you were the victim of a chase this time? How is that for irony?

  4. Tango - did you get my other comment? If so - just delete this one.

    If not - i am dying to know why i am the reason that you are bubble wrapping your home?!?!?!?

    please tell!!!

  5. Kymber...No, I didn't get it. I found out about bubble wrap reading the posts on the forum that's on your blog. I had finally given up searching for ideas in the States, since everyone seems to just move their travel trailer south when it gets cold. I had started to research in colder areas to see what people are doing there to keep warm and keep their propane costs down. I hit the jackpot when I went on that forum. :)

  6. oh Hon...i am sooo glad that you found the info through one of the CPN forums...do you remember which one it was? i will have to let the people there know that you found the info useful...

    and Tango Honey - if you ever need any info about cold-weather stuff - let me know - i have a hundred forums that i can send the info out on...

    i am soooo glad that you will be warm this winter because of bubble wrap...can i mail you some super-duper Canadian duct tape?

    (bahahahaha - my word verification is "BEVERIG"...waaay too close to "beverage" eh? can you say Grey Goose? bahahahaha!)

  7. I found the thread under this topic:

    American Preppers Network Forum Index » Alternative Energy and Fuels


    I went through all the links posted and that's were I found bubble wrap used as insulation.

    LOL....you have super duper duct tape?
    I found out that you get what you pay for when it comes to buying duct tape

    It's not that I couldn't keep warm last winter. It's just that the heater had to be on constantly. The inside of my trailer just could not keep the heat inside due to poor insulation. I had to keep filling my propane bottles to keep up and it was just so expensive.

    Thanks, Kymber, if the bubble wrap doesn't work, you'll be the first person I'll ask for help.

    LOL...Grey Goose!!

  8. That is awesome Tango and i sure do hope it works - although if you found the info on the APN forum - you can bet it is tried and true information!

    and yes - we have super duct tape up here in Canada - don't tell anyone - it's a Canadian secret - bahahaha!

    You'll have to keep us all updated on how this works out for you!

  9. Kymber...The test will be when it gets below freezing.

    It's really hard to find any kind of tape that keeps on sticking when it gets below freezing.


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