Last week was really tough adjusting to being here I must say! There were a few issues with the owner, and the cottage dweller, that happens to be the daughter of the owner. She is not bad, but she has two dogs, which I knew of and I was ok with. Then she tells me she got two rescue cats so they can roam and keep the rodent population down. I thought that was a good idea, as the yard is enormous and has many fruit trees that can attract them. She also has two chickens. OK, cool with that and I won't really see them because, like I said, the yard is huge and they will be tucked back there. Where I almost lost my cool was when she said she was going to get a pig!!!!! I said to myself, Oh hell no!!! I nodded and smiled, then called the property management, and I also looked up city ordinances. You can't have them in the city limits because they are livestock, and if you follow the code, she has exceeded how many animals you can have already. I don't want to start any wars with this animal lover, but seriously!!!! Oh, and btw, we can't have pets! They are also suppose to put up a fence dividing the property, which I sure hope is sooner than later, because as much as I really like her dogs, they have been leaving little presents on my side, and she hasn't bothered to clean up after them, even though I commented to her that they had done it!
I'm really trying to keep my cool and I sure hope things settle down with a bit more rules in place!
Mother's day was low key this year, and the day was pretty much spent at home relaxing. Caitlin came over later in the afternoon and we had a lovely dinner together in a new restaurant in Oakland called Camino If you follow me on Instagram, there are some photos of the food. I really enjoyed it and plan to go again!
Well, I'm off to unpack some more boxes.