Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Latest Things
The latest trend in the harassment of us seems to be people running up to our front door, ringing the doorbell several times in rapid succession, and dashing off. We've had the occasional kid do this to us over the years, but these are most definitely adults doing it now, and with markedly increased frequency. Even more important is the fact that the people doing this always seem to magically appear only when we're unable to come to the door quickly: when we're getting dressed, bathing, sleeping, "indisposed" in the bathroom, etc.
Twice recently, one or more of us has actually been able to get a good look at the culprits. One was an anorexic-looking young woman (~20s) wearing high heels she seemed to be having trouble walking/running in and a silly-looking blond wig--she looked like an overgrown child playing dress-up. Another was a man of around 50 who yelled something ridiculous at me in a local German accent as he jumped into a large white SUV being driven by a similar-looking buddy who then sped off out of our driveway. (Both of these men were dressed like city workers.)
In another recent development, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) named a former Texas Ranger from Kerrville as the head of a new group that is supposed to be addressing the problem of police corruption in Texas. This former ranger most recently headed the probation department in the same district that has just seen its former judge and former D.A. indicted on charges of misusing seizure funds, which is not exactly cause for optimism.
Also, we have been told that my former father-in-law and brother-in-law are suddenly splitting up their longtime law practice and that one of the other partners has already moved out. Apparently there are problems with dividing up the partnership's assets as well.
The latest thing in Boerne seems to be missing people--two at last count.
Finally, the abandoned building next door to us has just opened as a new rehab. facility for the local hospital, which no doubt is related to the coaches with the hospital's Wellness Center instructing their students to trespass on and damage our front yard last summer as previously described in "Almost Daily" (7/29/09). Important questions that need answering are: 1) Who sold or is leasing this property to the hospital?; 2) How much is the hospital paying for it?; and 3) When did the sellers/owners purchase it? In the past, the owners of this property have been listed under a variety of names in the tax records, along with a Florida address as shown here, at the same time that an official map at the local tax appraisal office still showed my ex-husband's name on my property despite my divorce having been finalized more than 2 years earlier.