Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of June 26, 2015. Listed Ft. Timmerman for sale Monday, AS IS. Got an offer Monday evening … the closing is July 27. As quickly as Ft Timmerman sold … I have NO DOUBT the move to Mississippi is part of God’s plan for us. Susan gave her 2 weeks notice today. She has already applied for and is a licensed Pharmacy Tech in Mississippi. I am STILL filling out and hunting down the information the MS Bar requires on their reciprocity application. As an aside? Their (*&*^&% application to take a Bar Exam … is the same!! Beginning to wonder if I REALLY want to pay $2,275.00 to get a MS License … to work pro bono or part time for Legal Aid. I am a highly educated, (AAS, BA in Psychology, MA in Psychology and a Juris Doctorate, named Missouri Lawyer of the Year in 2008), who just wants to finish his career … serving/helping folks.
Been looking, (online), at houses in Pascagoula. Some nice houses a couple of blocks from the beach … in the $60 – $75K range, (1,100 – 1,700sqft). Mississippi is the least expensive State to live in: “In Mississippi, you’re looking at a rent payment of around $875 (if you pay the state median). If you were to buy a home, low property taxes and lower-cost housing make Mississippi an affordable option. Zillow reports median home values are just over $112,000 and median list prices are currently $155,000. The median property tax rate is only 0.52%. In addition to affordable housing, you can also find lower-priced food, healthcare, and utilities in the Magnolia state. In Jackson, utilities in a small place can be purchased for around $175 per month, and you and a guest can go out for the night for dinner and a movie for around $60”. And … people 65 and older pay no personal property taxes.
The big news today! Washington (CNN) — Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. “In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory. In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.” Well, now that same sex marriage is universally legal … share with me … as asked by a dear friend … “Will two inmates who want to marry … get to share a cell?” This ruling is touted as a “victory for love”. The argument that two souls who love each other should have the ability to enjoy the societal benefits that marriage conveys … (shades of “Sister Wives”), wouldn’t the same argument apply to 3 or more souls who love each other?
In other gay news: (BBC NEWS) — Baseball welcomes first openly gay professional player. “Baseball has welcomed its first openly gay professional player, in a minor-league game in California. Pitcher Sean Conroy, 23, took the mound for the Sonoma Stompers after agreeing to come out publicly in time for the team stadium’s gay pride night. The team is part of the independent Pacific Association of Baseball Clubs. Several baseball players have disclosed their sexual orientation while in retirement but Conroy is thought to be the first active player to do so.” Rumor has it … he has been pitching balls for years.
Any more, seems like everything is bad for your health! (BBC NEWS) — Skinny jeans given health warning. “Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have said. A 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair after her calves ballooned in size, the medics said in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. She had spent hours squatting to empty cupboards for a house move in Australia. By evening, her feet were numb and she found it hard to walk. Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome, made worse by her skinny jeans.” So … will jeans now have a warning label?
Sitting here editing these Ramblings while trying to figure out the cost of moving. PODS would charge us $3,439.00 … give us a month to load and unload an, 8’ x 8’ x 16’ “pod” and deliver it to Pascagoula. U-PACK would charge us $1,688.00 to deliver an 8’ x 8’ x 13’ of trailer to Pascagoula … with 3 days to load and 3 days to unload the container. I wonder why one costs twice as much as the other? We will be packing this weekend. Sunday Lunch and a Movie? BBQ’s Brats, Corn on the Cob and Potato and Garden Salads. The movie? “Mad Max Fury Road ”.
Time to post these Ramblings and settle in for a quiet evening at Ft Timmerman. Later when I say my Thank You’s for the many blessings in my life and Susan to share them with … I will also say a prayer for the safe and soon return of our men and women in uniform, (care to join me?) Be and sleep well, the best we have as a nation are on watch so you can. If my post offends, I apologize … that is certainly not my intent. I remain nicotine free. As always …
A Warm Brotherly Hug
KarlT (the dumb old country lawyer from Holden, Missouri and the Editorial Staff)