My summer has been so discombobulated. Selling our house, buying another one, moving to a different town. It’s all been good, albeit extremely stressful. I know I haven’t been posting as much as usual — the heat is getting me down, for one thing, and I’m still so busy with getting things settled.
Living in a much smaller town has advantages and disadvantages. No Ulta to shop at, no Sally Beauty Supply or even a CVS Pharmacy, for that matter. At least I have a Walgreens and several of the big box stores. Actually, the local KMart of all places has an excellent selection of OPI and Nicole by OPI polishes. I was pleasantly surprised!
One of the fun things here is the local newspaper. Not so much for news as for entertainment. My favorite part has rapidly become the daily “Law Enforcement Roundup.” You can tell that a frustrated humor writer is behind many of the blurbs. You have to read through accounts of alcohol-fueled assaults and wandering cows but occasionally you get tidbits such as:
A Bigfork resident on Alpine Drive reported two children jumping off the roof of a neighbor’s house. Instead of letting natural selection work itself out, the caller was worried for the children’s safety.
A man on 15th Avenue West called about his wife “going nuts” and hitting him. He didn’t know her date of birth or age, which might say a lot about that relationship.
A Sage Lane resident in Kalispell reported a trailer on his property. The trailer had been there for 10 years.
A man on Spokane Avenue was stalking his ex-girlfriend at the motel where she was staying. She had previously been denied a restraining order against him and now he was leaving notes where she would find them. One of the notes said, “call me sunshine,” which displays a significant punctuation issue on top of the stalking.
There was another report of a dead rabbit being found in a mailbox on North Riding Road. This is getting tiresome and it isn’t even our mailbox.
A man at a location on U.S. 93 South pulled a muskrat out of his pool and called to find out what to do with it. If we find out, we will pass the information along to anyone else who has the same problem.
and, in “Just another day in Montana” news:
A woman on Trumbull Canyon Road reported a grizzly bear in her garage.
Have a fun, grizzly-free weekend!