I mentioned in the post below that Ask the Cool Cookie has been helping get Secret Agent Fred’s house in Baltimore in shape to be sold. Cookie has been an absolute champ, dealing with plumbers, floor refinishers, dry wallers and various other miscreants. He writes cheerfully about scraping off peeling paint and nosy neighbors and the fact that there are no working toilets. He assures us that you cannot pee behind the garage because it’s full of poison ivy back there, a report I, for one, am willing to take his word on.
Fred had entrusted his house to a property management company who seems to have taken their responsibilities with astonishing insouciance since they allowed two leaks to destroy the floors and the foyer ceiling. Hence the no water policy and hence the no working toilets and hence Cookie back behind the garage. I prefer not to dwell on what happens when one discovers the poison ivy mid-pee.
Nevertheless, Fred and I are off Friday morning to Baltimore (Charm City) in order to meet Cookie (I’m looking forward immensely to that,) pack up the last of Fred’s stuff and attempt to avoid the poison ivy. I have assured both Fred and Cookie I plan on pissing in the front yard, I don’t know why anyone would be surprised.
Coincidentally, Diane von Austinburg will be there for a conference, so that will be amusing. I had gathered this was work related for her, but now Cookie has emailed that there’s a My Pretty Pony convention scheduled for next week, which seems awfully suspicious.