Friday, January 3, 2014

A Day at the Courthouse

I am spending the close of the first week of 2014 in the DAs office talking about the court case of the man who we have on camera tossing the pup over the fence at CAAWS.  The good thing about this morning is that there was little traffic on my way into town.  The bad thing will be Monday when I have to be here for the actual court date, the traffic will be horrendous since it will be the first day back at school and work for everyone in the world.  And the entire population of the world has to be on the interstate when I am.

If you know me, you will know that I hate to drive.  It is like a punishment and I will do everything I can to avoid driving somewhere, up to and INCLUDING not going.  That is why the subpoena me.  I have to go.

If you have never spent the day in your city's courtroom for civil cases like bail jumpers, warrants, restraining orders, porn, hearings for sanity, and such, you really need to.  It gives you an insight into the side of human nature you may never see.  It is one of the most interesting days I spend when I come here.

I love this judge.  He is calm, thoughtful, caring, direct, and fair.  He gives the person the benefit of the doubt most of the time.  I have not always agreed with him, but I always respect where he is coming from.

My greatest hope is, and a good one for the new year, is that he, and his court fellows are able to make a difference in the lives they touch.   Unfortunately, I am not really sure it does.

When I get home, I am thinking I will get some work in straightening up the quilt room again.  Or still, I guess I should say.  I will have to tell you what the program revealed to me last night at the Quilt Guild.

I missed Charlene, but she decided she would stay home and cuddle with her pups and Xavier.

See you after the ball!

1 comment:

  1. I missed y'all too. I went to BR Friday b/c Alex called to let me know that Dee's machine was ready. So Pape, Spiriy, Chris, and I took off. After picking up machine, we took a scenic tour of Perkins Rd (nosy by choice). Then we went watch Donovan shoot 3 points in basketball game in Maurepas. Driving home was a hoot!


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