Thursday, March 30, 2006

Stealing hard-wire

The "Artist Formerly Known As Marianne" has been known to pirate her neighbors wireless internet signal. Well, it seems that the matriarch of the clan has somehow justified using her neighbors phone line to run her FAX. Since we only have cell phones this has caused a problem for Carol and her new home-based business. To solve this problem she enticed poor Babba to run a wire from our 2nd floor bedroom window to our neighbor's. At least the wire matches the siding and she hasn't hung my underwear on it. What's next? Will I be asked to climb the telephone pole and get some free cable? Perhaps she will ask me to by-pass the electric meter with jumper cables. This should make Marianne feel better; especially since I have the ocular proof.


Well we closed today on our dream house. The gnomes hopped aboard the hand -truck and then into the Element for the 200 yard trip. The previous owners left us the Christmas wreath. Finally we have a real garage. We have a month to get the rest of our stuff moved down the block. We met our new neighbors; I call them the "Calender Girls".



7 comments:

jondale said...

I'm wondering the relation of these gnomes to the Indiana variety residing at MP's place. Come on J.R.R. Babba. What is the lineage of these gnomes?

Marianne said...

Babba's gnomes are gentle, loving creatures, while mine are murderous, cake-eating, cross-dressing thieves!

Give Mrs. Babba a job and all of her so-called "morals" fly--literally--out the window on a fax line.

aunt annie said...

Carol: I'm shocked! I never thought of you as a pirate. You were always the Good one.

aunt carol said...

I am NOT STEALING!!!!! Stealing implies that I am taking something without the knowledge of the owner. My neighbor and I planned this whole thing so I wouldn't have to run into her house several times a day to fax something.
Marianne---do not equate my making a few local calls WITH MY NEIGHBOR'S PERMISSION to wireless stealing. Even Columbo couldn't find a crime here!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're not using Colombo's name in vain.

babba-gi said...

The spirit of ENRON has seized Carol. Imagine, just last week she became a member of the Nazarene Church. To what new depths will the "Church Lady" stoop this week? Stay tuned.

D-55 said...

Hmmmmm, Someone else said they didn't have sex with that intern.... . Now, If you want to see it via the phone company.... Running a line from house to house and not paying for it is in fact stealing, even though you have your neighbor's permission.
Bury the line and no one gets hurt!