Justice One Year in the Making

Lady JusticeAfter nearly a year, or two years depending on how you look at it, justice was finally served today.

Some of you know of the issue but for those who do not, here is a short explanation of a very long story. We have a house in the wine valley that had some work being done. Our contractor doing the work started getting a little shady, started living in our house and eventually became hostile about the situation.

We served him, twice, eviction notices with multiple verbal instructions to leave the house. Today we had our day in court and the judge ruled in our favor and we now have legal possession of our property again.

So that’s what I’ve been tweeting about a squatter and then going to the Sheriff’s Department or the courthouse. I didn’t mean to be ambiguous but for certain reasons I couldn’t elaborate on the situation.

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A Visit to Santa Rosa

Normally I’m excited for any chance I have to head north to Santa Rosa, my old stomping grounds. The beautiful landscaping, the cute downtown, the proximity to wine…

Unfortunately, this trip is business, not pleasure. Business that involves lawyers, visits to Courtroom 15 at the Main Adult Detention Facility and a cheap and, somewhat dirty, stay at a Comfort Inn less than mile from the Sheriff’s Department.

Perhaps the most annoying part of this whole deal is I can’t really say what’s going on. Not until tomorrow once everything is settled, though, those of you who have paid close attention to my Twitter account have a pretty good idea of what is going on.

On the upside, tomorrow I get to spend some quality time with Kayla, enjoy some wine and hopefully get this current situation fixed up.

So the photo of the day, right at the top, illustrates the half-bakedness of this hotel. Everything is just a bit short of decent. That other light isn’t turned off, by the way, it’s just broken.