The phone on the Water Tower was ringing off the hook this week with Depot Town tattlers calling in the latest Beal news.

Seems the Beals had a court date on Wednesday, so Beal Co. had employees scurrying around on Monday and Tuesday looking busy at the Thompson Block just in case the judge drove by.

Stewart Beal was absent, but Papa Beal was there all day.

This is the first time in months the Beal crew has been working on the Thompson building.

Nothing like a court hearing to get Beal motivated to work on the building or maybe the Beal’s are getting ready to hibernate for the winter.

Part of the Thompson Block back wall collapsed this week sending the workers scurrying. It seems several support beams were moved by the workers just before the collapse.

Some of the workers were taking a break and sitting in the shade by the Depot, so the Tatt stopped by to share some homemade soup and tortillas. The Tatt’s wintering with the Swallows of Capistrano in Goya paid off as the laborers didn’t speak much English. They told the Tattling chismosa they were working for cash.

“Are you from Ypsi?” asked the Tatt.

“No, Señora Tatt.”

“How did you get here?”

They said they were brought to Ypsi in a truck; handed helmets and gloves and told to stack bricks.

Beal’s original agreement with the City says Beal is to pay all employees working on the Thompson Block a living wage. Beal apparently uses a different scale to determine a living wage. If you are living and you get paid, it is a living wage.

No busy bears are needed here on the Tower, the Tatt’s nest is just right.

Got a tip for the Tatt? Put it in a roll of fresh baked tortillas and toss it on the Tower steps.