I was told yesterday that the board of directors for the rescue would be meeting this morning and on the agenda will be 'The Chub Brothers.' While I really think (and hope) that good sense and logic about their situation will ultimately win out and the boys will stay here, I still am nervous about it. This in part is why I wasn't sure if it was that or the cookies I had for breakfast this morning that made me really antsy and I just couldn't sit still. To rid myself of that extra energy, I packed up Rudi and Charlie and ran a couple of errands. One of my stops was Southern States for bird food where I was taken in by another kind of bird--Lots of baby chicks!! They are really cute, and I thought were inexpensive at about $5 each; I had $25 in cash but resisted!
On my way home I drove past this barn. It was built in the 19th century and is the last intact barn that the town had. It is also the spot for a new shopping center and the barn and silo as per the agreement with the town were supposed to be dismantled and incorporated within the center. However, the construction company's version of 'dismanteling' the barn with the use of two backhoes looked more like a demolition! Of course the town is really upset and issued a 'stop work order' and is fining the construction company $1000 per day until it's resolved. The construction company in turn fired those responsible for the 'mistake' and vowed to 'make it right' in a written apology to the town and its residents that appeared in the local papers. But I think it's really sad that such a beautiful piece of the towns history and the gateway into it have apparently been destroyed.
I'll be sure to post when I hear something from the rescue about 'The Chub Brothers.'