We hate to have to do this…

M and I have gone round in circles trying to figure out ways to keep Rott Fest on schedule, but we had to face the crappy truth that we just can’t do it this year.  Back in January it seemed doable.  Now….there’s just no way.  We are getting the crap kicked out of us financially, and I know we aren’t the only ones.  We have maintenance issues with the house, we’re up to our ass in tax bills,  etc. etc…and we finally faced reality today that we have to cancel.  I know this is going to be a bitch for those who have already gotten time off to come.  We apologize for screwing that up.   We apologize for doing this at the 11th hour, but we were trying to be optimistic that we were going to find a way around the problems.   Looks like we will have to settle for being optimistic for next year.

Again…our sincerest apologies to you all.

 

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April 29, 2011 11:17

That much-heralded extension of the Bush tax cuts apparently didn’t apply to Federal retirees. While we’re WAY below the “rich” margin of $250K (way, way, way below, my Fed paycheck is about $24K a year) we had a huge increase in Federal withholding this year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

LC Draco
LC Draco
April 29, 2011 11:25

DAMN!!!..but I think a lot of us can relate. Well, it just means we have to make next year TWICE as good!!!

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
April 29, 2011 12:29

I’m sorry, you guys! I wasn’t going to make it – also because of financial constraints – but I know it sucks to have to cancel because of it. I feel your pain as well. My Fed paycheck looks like it’s been gnawed on by particularly vicious smurfs every 2 weeks.

🙁

L.C. Mope
L.C. Mope
April 29, 2011 12:33

Oh well, there goes my surprise. And the time off I took- all 2½ years- wasted.

Isn’t there some way we can light a fire under some peoples to get this done?

Now I know how Obama feels about not getting invited to the Royal Wedding.

That sucks.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
April 29, 2011 12:44

ok, so the Fest is off, how do you feel about random incursions of marauding norsemen? I promise to wipe my feet, and put the toilet seat down.

joking aside, it would seem that I’m actually moving to texas. San Antonio to be precise. It would be nice to meet some of the Rotts in texas.

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL
April 29, 2011 13:05

Bummer. Sorry to hear that. I wouldn’t have been able to attend, but it’s a real drag that the rest of
the pack loses a fine blow-out.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
April 29, 2011 13:13

ah, well… I happen to be a fairly competant, if unliscened plumber. I’m going to be in your area fairly soon, I might be able to swing by and ‘fix the sink’ as it were. you’ve got my email, shoot me a line.

LC Draco
LC Draco
April 29, 2011 14:20

Lady M…no need to cry about the RottFest. I think I speak for all when I say, there ARE some things more important than guns and booze. (It may be a short list, but it they are still there!)

And the missus and my Fairy Godmothers are headed North to your location!! :em93:

LC Fmwoods01
LC Fmwoods01
April 29, 2011 14:21

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO………..!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say it ain’t so. It’s some kind of elaborate hoax to throw off the Rottfest Czar. Right? Right???

D’

LC Jackboot IC/A
Admin
LC Jackboot IC/A
April 29, 2011 14:21

Sis- If I can manage to get some coverage, we’ll take a flying trip up there. Doesn’t seem like any problems I can’t handle. The problem is I lost my Asst Manager and am making do with a barely competent keyholder that can’t do anything administratively. She’s ready to walk because it’s so damn busy and can’t handle that by… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
April 29, 2011 14:36

Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @: Sweetie, I don’t know if this will help, but in my experience with property taxes, if you call the county and explain the situation, they’ll work with you on either some kind of payment plan you can afford or a deferment. Have you tried talking to someone there? *hugs* to you guys. Hope… Read more »

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
April 29, 2011 15:16

Honestly, I think if we tag-team this, we can Make It Go Away. Seriously. I’m not good at the whole ‘planning’ thing, but if someone wanted to take that mantle, I’d be delighted to get out and push.

Lizard, G.L.O.R.
Lizard, G.L.O.R.
April 29, 2011 15:34

Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @:
I wish I lived closer so I could come and give you a hug and help out with the things around the house. I truly understand…..am sad but completely understand and wish I could help you out.

April 29, 2011 15:55

Sir and Mrs M, No AC…in Texas? I have, still in the box, a little five or four thousand BTU bedroom air conditioner, never been used and I do not need it. If you could use it, let me know, management has my e-mail and phone. I would cover shipping. Got some friends. It isn’t much, but it will definitely… Read more »

April 29, 2011 16:05

Make that a six thousand BTU unit, just checked, still in the box, never been used. It is yours if you want it.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO
April 29, 2011 16:54

Gimme your phone # or just come by the place I “live” at, on a Saturday or Sunday, and I’ll fix what I can fix. Free.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
April 29, 2011 17:53

Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @:
Your need my lady???

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
April 29, 2011 17:55

Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @:
IVE rescued other rotties, ask misha, what can we do for you??

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck
April 29, 2011 18:23

Let us know what has to be done and what you need. If it’s at all possible let’s pull this off. :em04:

April 29, 2011 18:29

Just when I want to throw up my hands and play car tag on 395 I read things like this and realize I’m not the only one bobbing in the water after Obongo drove us into the iceberg. Let’s us know if any of us can do anything. Some of us have only prayers to offer but sometimes that’s all… Read more »

LC Darth Scoundrel
LC Darth Scoundrel
April 29, 2011 19:14

I have the time off anyway, just need a small corner for my tent, have tools and can travel.

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
Admin
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
April 29, 2011 20:05

I understand Mrs. M, believe me. While I’m gonna miss seeing ya all this year there are things way more important, like Draco said. The girls are gonna be disappointed, they’ve been talking about seeing y’all again like crazy, but they’ll understand. Once I tell them the money is tight for y’all and mention taxes, they’ll blame it on Ogabe… Read more »

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
April 29, 2011 20:33

Then,, what’m I gonna do
with all this un-swilled brew?

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
April 29, 2011 22:42

Response to LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech @:

I think you need to have a chaplain pop over and “bless” it for ya!

-Jim+
:em01: :em01: :em01: :em01: :em01: :em01:

LC Fmwoods01
LC Fmwoods01
April 29, 2011 22:55

….if anyone shows up at the door…what are we gonna do? Throw you out? Kinda what I was thinking. Ain’t like we drove all day and night to get turned away. D’ ps. My wife goes in for a knee replacement on the 6th. After hosting the October-fest, she understands why her sisters will be helping with her recovery for… Read more »

Emperor Misha I
Admin
Emperor Misha I
April 30, 2011 00:53

Gladiator says: Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @: IVE rescued other rotties, ask misha, what can we do for you?? You definitely have, myself being one of them. I don’t know anybody with a bigger heart. As to the plumbing, I’m with the rest here. Granted, I have about eleven thumbs so I can’t offer my expertise, but I’m… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
April 30, 2011 09:37

Misha,

Can we start a fund to help out M??? Id be glad to donate.

MrSpkr
MrSpkr
April 30, 2011 12:07

M, I live down in Ellis County, have a chainsaw, nail gun and compressor, access to lumber, and some experience replacing fences. Management has my contact email — I’d be glad to come help out.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
April 30, 2011 12:55

Ok, so we’re officially unofficial for the non-Fest that isnt happening…. got it.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
April 30, 2011 13:25

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

we can’t afford to get the pool cleaned

What would it cost to get it cleaned Mrs M ???

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
April 30, 2011 14:01

Response to Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @:

Do you have a paypal account Mrs M?? I can help.

Elephant Man
Elephant Man
April 30, 2011 15:20

If it’s a bit more stubborn, all you need is a) One tank of compressed air, b) a hose attachable to the former with a selection of nozzles suitable for creating a seal in your condensation drain line. Jam appropriate nozzle attached to hose and compressed air tank into drain in such a way that the only way out for… Read more »

Elephant Man
Elephant Man
April 30, 2011 15:21

Dammit, forgot to “block quote” The Emperor’s quote :em98: :em41:
(I got ya covered E-man. Jeesh, a guys work is never done ’round here. – crunch)

LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Warranty Expert
LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Warranty Expert
April 30, 2011 16:10

Mrs. M, I am very sorry to hear about all of your troubles down in the Great State of Texas. Unfortunately, I am stuck in Ohio, so I am unable to hop on a horse and give y’all a hand. If I were close, I would be glad to come by and lend a hand. Also, I know that we… Read more »

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
Admin
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
April 30, 2011 17:59

Emperor Misha I says:

Such as Mark The Pipeman Jackboot.

Yeah, he knows his way around a pipe alright. :em01:
OK, couldn’t get any farther in the thread without batting that low hanging “fruit” out of the park. Pardon the pun. :em93:

Now back to the rest of the thread.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
April 30, 2011 20:25

Response to LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ 1: Yep, my retirement check dropped about $40 a month. Thought they were supposed to go UP.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
April 30, 2011 20:34

And it sucks that everything has gone to shit so. Ah well, next year. And there is that paypal button with comments. Just sayin’.

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
April 30, 2011 20:51

And,, if there’s no joy from the other end,, give it the bleach, take a break, n’ try sukkin’ from the inside, then outside,, patience,,…that’s how we finally evicted them fuggin’ cuban frogs,, (imported globs of flyin’, sticky snot)

Elephant Man
Elephant Man
May 1, 2011 06:55

R6 sez: This happened to me arguing with a lib about obungles at work the other day. We still haven’t gotten the stain out of the carpet and the paint touched up. If you use a “Gallo Gun of Truth” on truly committed donks, this is usually the result. I haven’t tried it myself since I cringe at the thought… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
May 1, 2011 08:18

OK …just so I go this straight, we’re not having a Rottfest but “If” some people were to show up, and “if” those people had tools there could be a impromptu DIY Fest. I think the idea of 12 to 15 Rotties under the influence of various medications and alcohol, with power tools, sounds like rotts of fun! What could… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
May 1, 2011 08:37

Well, I might be floating around the neighborhood somewhere, drop in to see what I can help with, that sort of thing.

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous
May 1, 2011 09:14

OK …just so I go this straight, we’re not having a Rottfest but “If” some people were to show up, and “if” those people had tools there could be a impromptu DIY Fest

Would someone please let me know whether or not I’m supposed to be cooking Jack & Sulfuric Acid Chili™ for this big if??? :em93:

L.C. Mope
L.C. Mope
May 1, 2011 09:42

Have saw. Will Travel.

Concrete Saw

Also have a Home Depot card. (Slightly used.) :em93:

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
May 1, 2011 09:52

Darth Venomous says:

Would someone please let me know whether or not I’m supposed to be cooking Jack & Sulfuric Acid Chili™ for this big if???

I think the answer to your inquiry is self evident…what the hell did you think we were going to use to clear the clog with? :em93:

MrSpkr
MrSpkr
May 1, 2011 11:43

R6 says: As for the Fest, I’m in the Desoto – Duncanville area and have a guest room, front yard and back yard on a culdesac, a rebeerferator, barbecue, five dogs (one foster), no kids, high alcohol tolerance and willingness to harbor errant Rotties. Howdy, neighbor. Midlothian here. NO spare room at the moment (wife and four kids eat up… Read more »

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
May 1, 2011 15:05

LC TerribleTroy says:

pretty good finklemachine operator.

I think you are gonna have to show me your certification card before anyone gets close to a finklemachine

Ya don’t want someone losing an eye. :em99:

LC Darth Scoundrel
LC Darth Scoundrel
May 2, 2011 01:06

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

Oh hell guys, I didn’t mean you all had to show up and do a Bob Villa reunion special. Just need a bit of help with some leaks and such. Not like we’re doing a full on This Old House remodel.

heh, not yet…

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek
May 2, 2011 16:30

Hey, anything worth doing is worth over-doing… can we do my place next?