Sunday, March 12, 2017

Simple Life



Don't Like Complications

9:30am - Now that I am in my 80th year, it is clear to me that complications are something that I really do not like. For example, I just received a jury summons.

This summons has a reporting date of March 9th, which was last Thursday. I did not receive this summons until yesterday, which was March 11th. The reason for not receiving it before, was that I use a mailbox service. And only get my mail forwarded every several weeks.

This is an excellent example of a complication that I do NOT want to have in my life. Yes, this is not a big thing. But, it bugs me.

Tomorrow I will phone the jury people and see what can be done.



4pm - Twayler to the storage lot
As you may recall, sometime this month Twayler will move to the Lone Wolf storage lot. Then, Scampy will become my RV. To live in for most likely several months.

I am not busting my butt to get Twayler into storage. Because I have a few reservations about fulltiming in Scampy. Don't get me wrong. I am going off with Scampy. But, I just know that there will be some unknowns in doing this move. That's why I am taking my time.

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12 comments:

  1. George, the same thing happened one year when we were in Europe. My close friend and neighbor retrieved our mail for us and called or e-mailed us once a week about anything important. I had him pen and date a note saying we were currently on vacation on that court appearance date, attach the note to the document, and mail it back to the Clerk of Court. Just stick a note on it and mail it back; in other words, tell them the truth. It is a pain sometimes to be a US citizen.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      A friend informed me that in California it is customary to be excused from jury duty after the age of 75. I'll find out tomorrow.

      However, as I wrote above, I don't enjoy complications anymore.


      George

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  2. Failure to Appear
    You must report for jury service if you are qualified and you have not been excused or had your service postponed. Any person who fails to respond may be fined up to $1,500. Carefully follow the instructions on the summons and contact the court if you need help.

    The CA law.

    Ed

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    1. I believe that in my blog post I wrote that I'm phoning the jury people tomorrow.

      George

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    2. In order to be fined for failure to appear for a jury summons the government would have to prove that you were actually served with the summons. Appears they won't be able to do that.

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  3. I believe on the back of the summons notice there is a place to indicate that you are over 70, which excuses you.

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  4. You'll be fine, George, with not appearing. At your age, you're exempt, and phoning them will be the quickest and easiest way to let them know. That's what I'd do, too. I only get my mail every couple of months, so if I got a summons, I'd probably get it after the appearance date, too. But you're right, just another complication to worry about until you take care of it.

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    1. Barbara, I agree. They just simply want to get a response, but I would make a note of the date and time the phone call was made and who I spoke with and simply tell them he truth.

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  5. A: There is no age exemption for jury service. If you are 70 years of age or older, the California Rules of Court allow you to be excused due to a medical condition without a doctor's note. You must inform the court that you are not able to serve.

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  7. I just checked with my resident state, Ohio, and it says I can ask for an exemption if I am over 75, which I still have a couple of years to go, but it reminds me to ask my son to check my mail for official stuff since I also only get mine every couple of months.

    What county do you live in, George? Found this site for Orange County: http://www.occourts.org/media/pdf/Jury-FAQs.pdf

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  8. In Texas, you are exempt at 70 years of age. I got a jury summons last week. I circled the exemption and delivered it to the court house. I am 72.

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