Imagine my surprise last night when I discovered out of nowhere that we actually have Planet Green on our television lineup. (We ought to, as much as we pay each month.....) Not that I was looking for Planet Green. But I spotted The Fabulous Beekman Boys running back-to-back episodes. We'd never seen it. In spite of the fact that our friends Garth and Doug who run the American Hotel in Sharon Springs, New York, have roles in several of the episodes. So I said to Loverboy, "Hey LoverBoy, I wonder if Doug and Garth are in this episode......" And then, before I could even get my bowl of ice cream, there they were! If you're not familiar with the show, it's sort of has a rich, gay Green Acres feel to it. Two city boys move to the country and try to make a go of it. And I love all of the little cute animals running around on the farm.
We're headed to the Oregon Coast this next weekend. In spite of the fact that we live only 1 1/2 hours from the Pacific Ocean, we haven't been in several years. And we're both demanding a bit of time away with the Pooch. So, we've secured a room in Lincoln City, Oregon, for two nights. And they take doggies so Mason will be welcomed. We'll do our typical coffee stops along the way. Browse at the Outlet Mall and maybe even stop at the casino to pull a handle or two. The whale migration should be about done but perhaps we'll spot a few of the beasts headed north to Alaska for the summer season. And this will be Mason's first trip to the ocean. I can't wait to see him put his cute little paws in the 50-some-degree water.
Our condominium Homeowner's Association held their annual meeting last week. Our meetings in general have been a little tense over the past year. We have several giant outstanding construction issues in our building that have yet to be tended to -- they have been going on for several years. And they involve our developer. He's been in legal arbitration and finally, I think, has a settlement to hopefully take care of the issues. He's an arrogant, pompous know-it-all who talks down to we little puny homeowners. So, what do we do? We elect him onto the board of our HOA. Nice, huh? I didn't vote for him but he secured enough votes via his slick, conniving ways. I'm more than a little concerned about a conflict of interest -- what he will, or will not, do. But I'm trying to keep an open mind in spite of the fact that I'm not happy. He's far too smart for his own good. And that can come in quite handy if you need something from him. But I'm not sure it will serve us all in the best way possible. We will continue our duties as the building's Maintenance Committee for now.....we change light bulbs, sweep, tend to minor maintenance issues, just keep our eyes and ears peeled for anything weird.