IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanks for the rain!


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Those strangers at our place are John and Carol, Melinda’s mom and dad. Stop by and say hi.

Only three days to go before the Civic Clubs Thanksgiving Dinner! I sure hope you don’t miss this. It really will be well deserved treat. Just imagine over 300 pounds of roasted turkey and home made dressing and gravy. Now picture me drooling on my keyboard. Strike that last bit. They are still looking for some extra help. And I know it may sound like work but I guarantee you will have a blast. Or your money back.

Erick update: he’s busier that a cat covering crap on a tile floor. But he’s putting the finishing touches on the ell up at Tom and Mindy’s. Pics tomorrow if I can get there before he covers it up.

From neighbor Bud
To All My Island Neighbors and Friends~
               I realize that our “Little Slice of Heaven” has had quite a few growing pains during the last few months.  For some of us we have stopped and wondered if we aren’t just like anywhere else……politics and arguing….sometimes neighbor to neighbor.  This was not a fun or enjoyable time for any of us in our little paradise.
            Well, I am writing to give you a glimpse of hope and possibly give you a reality check on how great this Island really is.
            Two weeks ago I stepped into the City Hall to sign up for the “vacation watch” that the Clear Lake Police Department provides.  What a great free service.  All you do is fill out a form identifying when you are leaving and when you will return. For this small effort on your part, an Officer will come by and physically check out your residence on a daily basis….maybe twice a day I’m not sure but I know they keep a log of their visits.
Well I came home from Cabo San Lucas last weekend and of course everything was fine and secure.  I sure appreciated knowing that I had some special attention as a resident.  But there is more:
Two days after I am back getting settled back in and I get a knock on the door.  It is a Clear Lake Shores Police Officer. 
The first thing he says is “Welcome Home”………..do you know good that felt?  Then he proceeded to say that he was stopping by to make sure everything was okay and in order.  He put a smile on my face as big as Texas!  I couldn’t have felt more appreciated and taken care of.
Thank you Clear Lake Shores Police Department for helping to make our Island a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Now the next time you think that this place isn’t as special as you once thought it was…..just take a vacation and come back to a smile and a “Welcome Home”!!!

Bud Solmonsson
622 Narcissus Rd

9 words women use
(1) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7)
Thanks : A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'.. That will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever : Is a woman's way of saying...Go get stuffed;;;;;;;.
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it : Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
  

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bud,

Find me for a funny story along those lines. Great things like this have been going on at least since the eighties.

Craig W

Anonymous said...

That is a truly lovely story and there are many more like it. I enjoyed reading it. For neighbors whose property value and quality of life is diminished by the Aspen/Tindal debacle, the world outside their door is not a slice of paradise. Their view is not the view of others on the island or anywhere in Clear Lake for that matter. While the sinking boat will hopefully go (thanks Roselyn), it is only a tiny part of the problem. For those who live close to the junkyards, it is a paradise lost with the loss of civility, common courtesy and lack of equal enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Its a lovely story written by someone who bought the house of the neighbors who lived next door to Tami. That previous neighbor had to sell and move BECAUSE they were Tami's neighbor. They wont post because they are afraid of her but they have told me first hand about the nightmare living next door to her. They said she removed their 16 year old survey stakes when she built her pool and fence so she could convince the surveyor she had more property for her fence line. They said she painted their lights in the middle of the night so they would not shine in her yard. Tami involved her mother in the fight. They went to an attorney to try to sue Tami and attorney said "prove it", so, since they had not video taped it (like Lynda) they gave up and moved.

So, you people can talk nice all you want, saying we have "turned a corner" and the things are wonderful and council is acting professional, but this group are mean people that we need to keep an eye on until election day.

I think they are destructive and self-destructive people, and should not be our leaders.

And BTW, we have Jackie's old girlfriend Karon who hopefully will be posting soon about his character. I understand she paid off his mortgage and repaired his bulkhead with her retirement money and then he dumped her. Heads up ladies!

Anonymous said...

OMG now Jackie is a Don Juan too! The myth lives on! Really, this should be a made for TV lifetime movie (not ready for primetime). Wish they would all just go live on their own island. Hear that Gilligan? you may have company.

Carlo said...

@Anon 12:53...Seriously! Tami built her house in 2006, and the pool went in this spring. Bud bought the house from the last owners in 2008/2009. So to say the last owners left because of the pool if ridiculous. The last owners built a beautiful new house with its own pool, but you are implying they did that because Tami moved in next door? Really? Come on people. As for the 16 years lot markers, could it be they were wrong, and when the Perkins bought the lots they were corrected? I will agree the light situation got out of hand, but both sides have responsibility for that. I do not agree with Tami's handling of the Police Department situation at all but post like these serve no purpose at all. They are no better than making misinformed allegations against a police chief who worked in a community for years. Especially if you are going to "hit & run" and leave no name. If you are going to engage in this type of character assassination have the guts to leave your name. The one thing that can be said about Tami is she stood in front of Paul and expressed her opinions, as misinformed as they were. She didn't hide behind an annon comment, and say it’s because she was afraid of retribution. Frankly to all you anons grow a pair or shut-up!

Adelia said...

Thank you Carlo. It is good to have level headed people that sign their name and are willing to tell the truth no matter which side of particular conflicts they may be on. Let's all remember to confirm any rumors or stories you may hear before taking off on a rant based on those rumors. That is how the current city council got elected rememeber all the stories about the evil town center raising our taxes and taking peoples homes. Don't be sheep or drink the cool aid - research your facts.

Anonymous said...

Bettie J said: Thank you Carlo and Adelia. As I have said many times - man up and sign your name or shut up! Rumours and lies are how we got into this mess. If you write the truth, there is nothing to be "afraid" of. If you hit the anon button after writing lenghty smears about people - you are a pussy! Shine a light on the truth and facts and do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Back when it was going on J&J told me Tami moved the stakes when she was building her house so anon had it wrong about them being moved when the pool was built. However after the flat out lies she spouted off about me putting 50 bags of trash at the curb every Tuesday and Thursday and having my employees trucks parked all over folks property up and down Narcissus everyday when my one helper doesn't even have a car, i'm not going to get too upset with anon about saying it was when she built her pool. The bottom line is when she lived further down on Narcissus at least one neighbor had bad problems with her, J&J had problems with her and now she is attacking me. Anon I agree you should sign your name but you get a pass from me on that small error.

Craig

Anonymous said...

seriously Carlo..,..,Tami assasinates her character every time she opens her mouth. I know the previous owners of that house and remember hearing about when tami took their stakes and they had to re survey and i heard the story about when tamis mother came out and was going crazy because the previous owner was out washing her car and tamis mother didn't like her playing her car radio in the middle of the day while she washed the car.... so anon said when she built her pool and not when she built her housebig deal.......the point is she is a trouble making B and always has been!!! you guys that want to be nice and think we have turned some kind of corner are only fooling yourselves...

Anonymous said...

They did move because of Tami. Just go ask them they will tell you.

Anonymous said...

Bettie said: To quote AB "The older I get the less tolerance I have for bullshit. And I like it like that". Anon again!! - just sign your names.. who are you afraid of? No name then it is BS and rumor/gossip. Again, that is how we got into this mess with the NS gang! Be better than that!

Anonymous said...

bettie......sounds like both anons are right,,i have heard the same stories from the previous owners........


have never signed and never will

Anonymous said...

again, heresay and rumor - is there a point to any of this crap you are writing? You sound like the NS gang - unsigned gossip. Does any of this gossip help CLS? or help move along the healing and get new people that we trust and do what is right for all the folks here on the island! We need positive thinkers and problem solvers - not whiners and gossips.

Michelle said...

I, too, know what anon 12:53 says is true, other than the small error about survey stakes which were removed for the house, not the pool. And Tami's mom wasn't just slightly bothered by the radio noise coming from J's truck being washed. Her mom actually called 911. She was later ticketed for making the call when it clearly was not an emergency and then she didn't even have the courage to answer her door when the CLS PD knocked on her door in response to the 911 call. If you don't believe, just ask for the 911 transcript. And the streetlight/ pier light situation was handled in a completely inappropriate manner, which seems to be how she handles anything that bothers her and is what anonymous people are trying to point out. But I am not afraid to sign my name, though. Why should I be? I am not breaking any law or ordinance. Besides, certain council members don't have to adhere to various laws or ordinances themselves, so why should they be concerned if anyone else isn't? And if you want this blog to be objective, then perhaps Tami could tell us her side of every story. We'd be more than willing to listen and have been imploring her from the beginning to simply act as though she cares what her constituents think or feel or want, but time after time after time after time she refuses to be even halfway decent towards anyone who dares ask her anything, so please tell me why everyone should keep playing nice? We have tried and failed. In the meantime, we have lost wonderful people, a whole lot of money, and our good name and reputation. She and her small clan of bitterness have created this mess (this is fact, not rumor) and all people are doing is responding to it. If you want the truth, then ask Tami to tell you her side and explain why any of this could be deemed as rumor. I would be very eager to hear her explanation, too.

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten about the radio incident untill anon mentioned it. I was out there that day it was pretty crazy. The part about 911 and not answering for the PD is true as well. Both Tami and Mary seem to be crazy but I still think there is a good Mary in hiding. I've talked to her before but it looks like Tami has drug her down. Hope she comes back someday.

Craig

Anonymous said...

tamis mom seems to be on the verge of a heart attack, stroke, breakdown or all of the above.....tamis kid and husband must be paying the dues for for this bs... i wonder how she will feel if this puts her mom in the hospital

Anonymous said...

no carlo.... it is not possible the markers were wrong when it was re surveyed they were put back in the exact same spots...and no tami doesn't hide behind anon she just refuses to answer or speak to anyone....thats worse

Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzzzzz .. this is boring. say something that is helpful! who cares about markers and speaking to anyone.. Get a life people. let's focus on getting back to what is good for the people of cls..this is all bs! are you all so bored and need to vent bs and gossip!? lets be productive ! and turn things around. stop giving Tami this attention..she loves it!

Anonymous said...

Oh no are you bored...i have an idea go do somthing else we really don't need an editor to tell us what to talk about.....i noticed you didn't offer up anything "productive" either.....go watch tv so we don't bore you anymore

Anonymous said...

Oh yes bored! true! Let us focus on our candidates for CC next year and get positive and pumped up! Negativity is not a good thing - no matter what side of the fence you are on. Could 6:33 be in the bug jar? hmmmmm = signed: a guy who is wondering just who you are. Let's tell identities..you first