Well, to make a long story short the city inspectors quickly disappeared after their arrival Tuesday. We were concerned. The border collie thought donuts were involved. But it turns out the natives weren't in a mood for red tape and opted for, well, duct tape.
We found one inspector affixed to the side of the neighbor's house and another mounted on a garage wall.
We cut them down -- that was no easy task, and the inspectors weren't in a mood to do any enforcing. So the border collie spread the word:
Free peanut buster parfaits down at the Creamy Cone! The natives brought their cousins and lined up. Now there's the not-so-small issue of how to pay for the tab. The natives have a lot of cousins.