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, December 2, 2015

It's National Mutt Day again

You ever wonder where this crap comes from? is where.
Got some of the 110v wired up in the bug and most of the 12v trailer wire. Waiting for the lights to get here and then I cab check that off my to do list. The ever illusive j rail has shipped from Upland California. That was a lot more work than I ever dreamed of just to find the right stuff. There's a lot of jrail out there mind you but for the "canned ham" style trailers its different. It has to be bendable to go around the radii. By hand. Anyhow kudos to Dean at Dues Camper in Dickenson. After 6 weeks of trying to get the j rail he suggested So-Cal Teardrops. They have the right stuff and after working with Becky P it is on it's way. Woot!
I think last nights City Council meeting was the shortest in years. Mayor Pro Tem Burns kept things moving but there just wasn't much. Mayor Johnson was admitted back in to the hospital. He's having issues with fluid buildup in his lungs. Keep him in your prayers. There was a scheduled visitor last night. Mr. Dunlap from Tindel was there. He brought up a potentially sticky subject. Exempting the home owners on Tindel from the City's building and zoning codes. He pointed out that unlike the Island There are no rectangular lots on Tindel. He had a graphic provided by Galveston County but it wasn't very good. His basic premise was that in the case of a disaster, and we all know there will be another, a homeowner should be allowed to rebuild on his property at least the very same footprint that existed prior to the disaster. He pointed out there is no way any house there could meet the setback requirements just to start with. Unlike on the Island Tindel residents property lines go to the middle of the paved street. How the heel you gonna make that setback? But is that fair to all the folks on the Island who were denied variances on their non rectangular property? Hell no. Making exceptions is a very slippery slope indeed. But then there are many exceptions made already to the folks on Tindel. Do we even need to bring up the whole Fuller fiasco? It's not like THAT was ever resolved. Everyone just stopped talking about it. There's still a pile of shit on Aspen and there are still liveaboards on the waterfront. Meanwhile back at the ranch...
I'm going to play plumber today. The wife's idea not mine.

"Some magicians can walk on water, Chuck Norris can swim through land"

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