Just a tiny update, more of a teaser than anything else really.
I've been working in Addison Farming District 3A and all of my time has been spent there. The few residents (but increasing) that live in FD 3A have been demanding that they want a recreation area to be installed in town.
Unfortunately adding a super sports complex like many of the residents have been demanding is just plain out of the question and out of the budget, but we have scraped up enough money to put in a little recreation area that includes two ponds, an outdoor soccer (football) field and a lot of area set aside for picnic tables, BBQ's and porta potties.
Unfortunately, it's still under construction so all I have to show you today is a teensy weensy little area.
As it turned out, this little bridge that runs over the little stream that connects the two ponds in the new recreation area turned out to be the most expensive part of the project but not because of the normal reasons. Really, it shouldn't have been very expensive at all, but while in the excavation stage of having this little culvert bridge added, a man was killed when it came time to lay the cement and rocks for this overpass.
Nobody noticed (other than his wife when he didn't come home that night) that he had disappeared until the cement had hardened. His wife that was "curious" about his disappearance but chalked it up that he probably went on another little drinking bender again and gave it little more than a passing thought from time to time.
Well an already too long story made short, the town council eventually heard from somebody that knew somebody who's brothers cousins, sisters, friend that saw the whole disgusting affair as the man fell into the streambed and saw the cement trucks dump their load of rock and cement into the bottom of the stream bed , and now he is permenently encased in the cement and rock flooring of the stream bed and the wife has now started a law suit to sue Addison FD 3A.
The towns city attorneys office is likely to settle for 3 to 5 million dollars instead of trying to battle it out in the courts where they may have to pay even more than that, plus all the bad press they would likely receive. And so, you see, this is probably the entire regions most expensive recreation area to date.
Oh, and are you wondering about the person that originally witnessed the accident but didn't do anything to stop the cement trucks from dumping their load and thus killing the construction worker?
Well, as it turns out, the woman that witnessed it, was actually the ex wife of the man that was killed in the accident, and there being no love loss between them, she didn't tell anybody except for the person that just happened to report it to the police because her conscience was bothering her. The ex wife was denied bale and is currently sitting in the local county jail awaiting a trial date to be set, and charged with assisted manslaughter all because she didn't try to do anything to help her ex husband, and that she didn't report the incident to the police.
It just goes to show you... My future CJ entries are likely to never have any stories attached to them again because my old brain can't keep my story straight and can't make up an interesting story to save my life.
Later this week: The full recreation area in photos and some huge corporate bigwig farmers come to Addison FD 3A.