Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy “Furry On Teh Inside, Too” Sporran Friday, GN!
Had a conference call with Mr. Lawbaw and Jim late (PDT) yesterday afternoon. We are now on the offensive.
Bottom line: attorney thinks we have a very good chance to make the bond adjuster’s company blink (at a minimum). Have to write another letter today (a deadline arbitrarily set by bonding adjustment company) informing them of certain facts, including a threat to them.
Lawbaw will be cc’d on letter and will also be contacting them next week.
IANAL, but the tactic is to provide certain, erm, “incentives” to encourage bonding adjustment company to deny claim. I think it’s a very good approach, but it’s still somewhat of a crap-shoot given how CA’s legal system works in reality (as opposed to what’s actually “just”).
Nonetheless, Jim and I feel much better about the situation as of late yesterday / this morning. (That can always change on a dime, but we can only do what we can do for today.)
I like being (on the) offensive. 👿
Offensive suits you, Fatwa.
Good morning, GN!
Paddy, have you seen this video about the two holes in the recall ballot return envelope? The return envelope we got has only one hole and its position doesn’t align with the yes/no marking. Wondering about yours.
I see the leftest answer to the video is condescending dismissal. The holes are there because they pass a plastic tie through them to make sure the ballot is not left in it, or another said they pass a tie through the hole and bundle them and keep them for 22 months.
The interesting thing to me is that the holes don’t go through both sides. You can see in the video when she flips it over there are no holes on the other side of the envelope. How do you pass a tie through to check for missed ballots or to bundle them together with the hole(s) through only one side?
In our case, the hole goes through both sides of the envelope.
Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa the Offensive, and Sven!
Sven -- I did see that video. We got our ballots yesterday, so I checked. Zero holes in our envelopes. Teh Younger did get a ballot, even though he lives out of state. I’ll have to ask him if he’s changed his voter registration.
Fatwa -- I’m sure it feels good to go on the offensive. If the bonding company pays against a claim, does that impact your rates?
So none of the return envelopes are standard, but maybe vary county to county? I wonder if the ballots are standard across the board?
The OC Board of Education sued Newsom to halt his emergency declaration issued March 4, 2020. They filed directly with the state Supreme Court, which just this past Wednesday decided not to hear the case. Not surprising, given the very liberal nature of that court. I think the board has some good points -- the governor says that there is no COVID emergency, but we’re still in a state of emergency; stadiums are full of maskless fans, but school children must wear masks all day.
It’s almost like there’s a contradiction somewhere. Or what we thought “emergency” along with “rule of law” meant, now mean something completely different.
Testing the reasoning ability of cats this morning. Tatum fell asleep next to Mrs Sven’s cell phone. I dialed her number and its screeching ringtone startled him awake. I was watching him from the doorway trying not to laugh. Yes, he saw me, but can he associate me with the event? And if he can, is that one more grudge he’ll carry?
Naw, I think I pulled one over on him.
You will know by the size and nature of the deposit he leaves on YOUR phone the next time he sees it unattended.
(I may be a 65-y.o., but I’m still young at heart. Especially wherein potty humor is concerned.)
Cool. POTUS is supposed to “speak” in a few minutes. Is it too early for a drinking game?
Bumbling Joe affirms that the evacuation is going smoothly and as planned.
I despised Obama, disliked Clinton, but this is the first POTUS that I’m beginning to actually hate.
Got up early this morning to draft a letter -- due today -- to Mr. Adjuster. It was based on relevant building code I dug-up plus our convo with teh Lawbaw yesterday. Emailed draft to attorney; by the time I got returned from my errand run, he had sent an annotated draft back.
Unlike many lawyers, his changes were perfectly clear and at least doubled the “threat level” of the version I sent him earlier. 🙂
During our conference call yesterday, he commented that, “roofers don’t write things like the documents you’ve sent me.” He said they were cogent, concise and a big help in getting him up to speed.
If the bonding company pays against a claim, does that impact your rates?
Nah…it’s essentially a cash bond, so we’d have to reimburse them for the amount they pay out in order to maintain JimCo’s license as “active”.
Brenda said Tatum’s likely to suck your breath out while you sleep.
Nice. This sounds encouraging.
That’s kind of mean, Mac -- you want to see my breath sucked away? I thought we were friends.
If you have a CPAP machine at the Mountain Redoubt, you might want to start wearing it at night. 👿
Just sent our response to Mr. Adjuster via email; Jim’s at the Post Office to Priority Mail same.
We’re both feeling a lot better about this situation…at least for the moment.
I suspect when the adjusting firm’s legal counsel sees this letter, the shoe will be on teh other foot.
And I’m glad the 20+ hours I’ve spent over the past week researching CA building codes yielded a few very useful citations.
I’m declaring my work day is finished.
Because it’s Friday, I think I’m gonna take half a Valium washed down with some fresh coffee.
OLD MAN PAAARRRRTY!!1! Woooo!
Ammo order just arrived, too; teh yay!
Always a good feeling.