So on Sunday, we had the incident with honey bees.
On Monday, we received a call from our friend the gardener.
It seems that a few days after we had visited with them, inspectors from the County came knocking on their door. They wanted to do an inspection of our friend's house and premises.
Don't get any ideas, because we definitely did not turn them in.
Apparently, our friend did not have a single permit for any of the structures that he had built on his property. Not for the two-story temple that he built for his wife so she could pray. Not for the playhouse with a ladder leading up to a loft that he built for his boys. Not for the poultry house where he keeps his chicken, ducks and geese. Infact, there wasn't even a permit for the roof over their head - which our friend had constructed before they moved in - because the original roof had completely rotted out.
Our friend was calling to tell us that his house had been condemned. And Charlie went absolutely berserk with excitement that he had slept in a CONDEMNED house.
The County Inspector told them that it was an unfit dwelling - especially for a family with small children - and they needed to leave the premises, immediately. Our friend needs to tear down all the structures that he built and if he doesn't do it - the County will send in bulldozers to do it and then send him the bill.
Now before you feel too badly about their plight, our friend bought his property for 1/4 of a million dollars, in cash, five years ago. Within days of the County showing up on his doorstep, he received an offer for 3/4 of a million dollars.
So. The family is planning to move to their second home in Montana within the month. They will be taking with them all of their chickens, ducks and geese.
And I'm thinking that their road trip north is going to be most eggcellent.