LRSC Field Report 03.15.2011
After a near-impossible season for sleuthing during Brad’s season, LRSC hits the road again. Excellent timing to be back at home base rather than 55 miles from mansion. Good job, contractor!
Receive anonymous tip of activity at mansion. Verify with Mamaracci: activity Sunday, possible pre-season prep. Check calendar and fuel level.
Having completed current assignment (tire rotation for LRSC), determine feasibility of sleuthing. LRSC still knows the way without the benefit of Maude’s rather bossy directives. Weather cooperative for top-down activity. Scarf, mini-recorder and camera at home; retrieving before sleuth would alert DUH to plans. Will forge ahead without. It’s a go.
LRSC in fine form. Rounding the curve, observed: 1. Guards at both gates, wearing striking new neon lime vests (certainly for the benefit of sleuthers and crew identification of the site). Nonplussed attitude evident even from a slight distance. Cesar and limo not visible. 2. Two (2) seemingly brand-new state-of-the-art port-a-potties, adjacent to frontage fence, at furthest possible location from mansion front door. Conclusion: lowly crew members have no access to the 9.0 bathrooms on site. 3. Large equipment box (lettering undecipherable at 40 MPH) outside garage area. 4. Blue portable shade cover, often used by food services. 5. Lack of high key light apparatus noted.
Pulled to usual stopping area at side of road, approx. 1/8 mi. south of mansion. Caught breath. Took photograph of mansion, dubious quality, on cell phone. (Side note: DUH has not yet sprung for “smart” phones, so this phone is “stupid.”)
Assessed feasibility of extending trip to 420 Kanan Rd. Determined high risk factor due to time. U-turn, back past mansion, must go at speed to avoid being detained. Verified sightings, took mental notes.
Arrived home. DUH had been detracted by houseguest, so was unaware that arrival was a bit off-schedule. No need to make excuses. DUH announces to houseguest that i2d will be unavailable for usual after-dinner conversation due to the finale of TB.
I2d must devise cover for Tuesday evening.