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HAVE A NICE DAY-comedy of the bureaucracy versus individuals

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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2016

What would you do if you'd spent months of back-breaking labor on the most important project of your life only to have someone show up ready to demolish what you've built because of a few rules?

Amanda and Marv Dillon moved west to build their dream home (actually just a cabin in the mountains) and get away from all the rules and regulations of urban society. Although they don't know anything about construction, they've been working for months building their new home. They've had help from Jo, a local contractor who is a taskmaster and has an endless supply of old sayings to keep the couple working.
The job is so hard and frustrating that they've started giving names...not always nice names...to the sewer tiles, plasterboard and other things they've broken. But, in the process, they've become very attached to and proud of what they've accomplished.
Then they get a visit from Bobby and Tina, a brother and sister who are also the local building inspectors...and things get complicated very fast. For one thing, it turns out there is a bit of bad history between Tina and Jo. For another, it turns out that Jo doesn't have a contractor's license. Although Jo has enough experience with Tina to know that the inspection can get ugly, it isn't until Tina and Bobby start destructive testing that Amanda and Marv become alarmed.
First, Marv has a painful encounter with Tina when he tries to stop Bobby from drilling in the sewer leach line he has just completed. But, when it appears that Tina is going to attack some of the sheetrock that Amanda has finally learned to install without breaking, Amanda acts to protect her walls and her home in a very dramatic way that turns everything upside down.
Characters--
Jo: female, 30's; all-around handy-person, plain talker
Marv: male, 40's to 50's; city-bred but trying to learn the rural life
Amanda: female, 40's to 50's; Marv's wife, also not used to hard work
Bobby: male, 30's; a building inspector for the county
Tina: female, older than Bobby (her brother); a building inspector

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