Last week, after jumping through environmental, heritage, waste management, bushfire and god knows how many other hoops, the local shire council finnaly aproved my "Development Application". This means i can comence building my 'Lord of the Rings meets the Flintstones" type earthy paradise here in the bush .. so please forgive me if i don't stop smiling for a year or three
With the DA came my new 'rural lands number' (an american system we've recently adopted here which means my #866 indicates i am 8.66 kilometers from the nearest road junction)
I proudly fixed my new number to a letterbox next to a gate about 1 kilometer up the hill from my camp. (i always lock the gate when out and the mailbox is just so any passing bushman can leave a note :) Anyway, on returning home today i found my first "mail" The moment my eyes caught sight of the tract i knew .. the dubs have been .. lol. I smiled that they still leave tracts just as i had done as a kid in the late 60's but oh, what's this inside? A hand writen note? I never left one of those? Who's it from?
mmm .. Sue Dunham. and there's a phone number too (this woman must be desperate Let's see now:
It was a shame we couldn't talk to you today" (too right love :)
"- but you will enjoy this tract with it's positive message for the future." (bit presumptious!* lol )
"Sue Dunham 6494 ****"
Well, the tract was usual WBTS psycobabling sugar coated "life is shit but Judge Rutherford, Jesus and the 143,999 will sooon turn 99.9% of humanity into compost and we can all live happily ever after scario.
Well what should i do? Give Sue a ring? (she might be a good sort If she's not I could tell her to watch out for feindish cults that prey on weak kneedy people What would you do? Use it to stoke the fire or use it to stoke the fire? lol (ah, it's nice to be in a position of strength :)
Anyone else here had a nice personal note? Anyone here left notes like that while witnessing? (i bin outta the loop - this new 'touchy feely' strategy is new to me)
ps: I live in the best prettiest and greenest valley in Australia (the Saphire Coast has the mildest climate in australia etc... etc...) and Sue leaves me a tract about "Life in a peacefull New World" (some folks are never happy i guess
*presumptuous = my favorite jw word (sounds like a sumptuos feast or a roll in bed with a chubby girl or something:)