Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Legal System SUCKS!!!

I got a letter over the weekend saying I need to be in court as a witness on June 3rd. I am thinking Yeah Finally! Then yesterday afternoon I get a call from the D.A.'s office, I am NOT needed in court next week.

I say "Can I ask why I am not needed?"
The nice lady states "the Defendant has been declared incompetent."
Me "WHAT!?!"
The nice lady "There will not be a trail."
Me "Are you telling me I should have ran the worthless piece of shit over when I had the chance!"
The nice lady laughter "No mam, you would be in a bad spot now if you did that."
Me "I was in a bad spot the WEEK before Christmas paying $500 replacing my truck window that worthless piece of shit broke."
The nice lady "I am sorry."
Me "I am glad the legal system works."
The nice lady "I am sorry."
Me "Thank you."
I hung up.

Yes I did call the Defendant a worthless piece of shit twice to the D.A.'s office. I am still in shock that this teenager got a plea bargain out of breaking my truck window. I still don't understand how a teenager doesn't know that they shouldn't throw rocks! Kids in preschool know this.

Now this is not the first time this has happened to us. Scott was involved in a case 5 years ago that the defendant was declared incompetent. His was a little more serious. The week before Thanksgiving we went to the ghetto Target. We ran into our friends Kim and Heather and were talking to them in the parking lot. We started to hear a woman yell for help. Scott ran over and tackled the guy. It ends up that he had a knife and was trying to mug the woman. Scott and some others detained him, zip tied his feet and hands, until the police arrived. The woman needed 3 stitches in her neck from the knife wound and 4 surgeries on her hand because he cut all the tendons on the top of her left hand. We went to court several months later and the Defendant was declared incompetent because he was raised be a single mother and there wasn't a father figure in the home!

I am really starting to understand vigilante justice.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

While many of us have made plans of fun things to do for the first weekend of summer please take a moment to remember what Memorial Day is really all about.

Memorial Day is the day to remember all of those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. There are still men and women fighting today for that same freedom. Most of you know that I lost a friend in October of 2002 to a bombing in the Philippines. I urge all of you to take a moment to say a silent thank you to the fallen.

Have a happy, fun and safe weekend.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

We're ALIVE!!!

We are alive and getting well. Poop has been sick for the last 3 weeks. She is on the mend. We are hoping we wont have to go to the doctor at all next week. She has had strep, the croup and now suffering with allergies. WE are hoping the allergy thing only last another week or two.

As for Scott, he bought a new car. He got a little white Chevy (go figure) HHR. It has the Fun & Sun package on it, which means "special" rims and a sun roof. It is getting 28 miles to the gallon!!! We traded in my black truck on it. We are hoping that his company gets a job building a hotel in Galt. Scott will be the foreman on the job if they get it.

Me, I have been BUSY! I got to go work for a day at our Salinas store a few weeks ago. I had a great time. I finished the Bordello quilt and my friend's mom loves it. We went to Solvang last weekend. We got to go to the Seven Sisters Quilt Show at the Madonna Inn. We also got to have dinner with Gina and Walt at the Madonna. What a wonderful night, the highlight of my trip! Thanks G! I have finished a quilt for the new store in Manteca and currently working on a purse for her. I have also finished the quilt I started from my scraps and will be mailing it on Monday. I still need to get the last boarder on a quilt to take to a quilting class this Sunday. I think more has happened in the last few weeks but I just can't remember.

Now some exciting news! The NEW quilt store in Manteca will be opening this coming Tuesday, May 6th at 10 am. The store is named Ladybug Quilts. The address is on North Main but to get to the store you turn EAST on Landcaster and then in to the quilt shop parking lot. It is in the stripe of shops located behind the Strawhat Pizza. Stop by and say "HI" to Jennifer.