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Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
OMG you guys I saw a mink. I, um, somehow ended up in the woods on the way home from the library (don't bother trying to figure that one out, it involves several "...nope, still too bored to go home" coin-flips) and as I was passing a pile of brush that had backed up behind a downed tree across the river, thinking Hm, looks like ya got incompetent beavers, dude, I spotted something furry crawling around on one of the logs... I need a cameraphone, dammit. Other wildlife sightings for the day include six deer, two flickers, and a rabbit, and a couple of days ago I saw the muskrat that seems to live in a particular yard right at the river that I sometimes pass by, but I wasn't even aware that this area had anything that far outside the range of the usual opportunistic species that can put up with living amongst humans.

This was an improvement over how the day started, which involved a tech coming round to look at the part of the phone-wiring that's between the box in the alley and our wall, only to discover that someone has changed the lock to the common area where the phone-lines come into the building, not to mention where the gas-meters live. (He says, BTW, that "something's gotten wet", which would tally with the trouble having started after that big storm.) I suspect this has something to do with the Domestic Situation somebody was having, since I can definitely see someone in the unit with the back-door that gives out into that common area maybe getting a wee bit confused about which lock is actually theirs to change to keep out the ex... {sigh} I need a single-family dwelling, I am so up to here with being at the mercy of people who are too stupid to live.

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kaffyr From: kaffyr Date: August 19th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
A mink? That is cool! Or would it be a weasel? I wasn't even aware that minks lived anywhere but in those horrid mink farms around here. I didn't know there were actually wild populations in the Midwest. Which probably shows how much of an urban idiot I am.

How soon can you get the building PTB to change the locks back to something to which you have a key? God, "too stupid to live" does tend to make life uber-frustrating. I'm sorry you're dealing with it.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 21st, 2011 05:25 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
If you'd asked me a couple of days ago what the range and habitat of a mink was, "behind the supermarket" wouldn't have been on my list of guesses, no...

Still trying to get hold of... well, anybody, much less anybody who might know something about what's up RE that common area.... {sigh} The lines of communication in this place seriously need work, man.
unhipster From: unhipster Date: August 22nd, 2011 06:03 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
A mink, cool! I love glimpsing wildlife!
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