The amounts seized -- $3,000 and $2,250, respectively -- represent the recent "enhanced" cost award ($3,000) levied against Patrick for submitting a defence that was deemed to be "baseless and scandalous", while the $2,250 represents long-outstanding cost awards that go back all the way to 2012 so, at this point, we are at least up to date with respect to collecting all the costs Patrick was ordered to pay me over the years. But here's where it gets positively delightful.
Note that the total amount seized related to those awards is not just $5,250; no, it's $6,403.33, because while the sheriffs were collecting my money, they were also (oh, frabjous day, calloo, callay!) seizing additional funds to cover their costs. I knew there would be administrative charges to do all this, and I assumed I would have to pay them up front, and collect the same from Lord Baron Twatrick von Loadenhosen somewhere down the road; I did not realize that the sheriffs would be accommodating enough to simply pay themselves out of Patrick's assets, which makes it all the simpler for me.
In short, while Patrick is currently $6,403.33 lighter in his money belt, his debt to me has been reduced by only the amount of the cost awards; that is, $5,250.00. In other words, Patrick has just paid out the difference -- $1,153.33 -- for the privilege of having his money taken from him.
I'm starting to like this whole collection thing. And, yes, the sheriffs have in fact started on the third filing; the big one for the original judgment:
I'll keep you posted.
P.S. Understand something -- even as the amount that Patrick owes me related to the original judgment is increasing at the rate of 5% per year, his debt is additionally growing based on the various administrative charges levied by the sheriffs; as you can see above, even collecting a minor amount of just over $5,000 cost Patrick more than a thousand extra dollars. And, as I understand it, these charges are levied every time the sheriffs need to do anything, so if Patrick wants to drag this out for the next several years, well, that is easily going to run into many, many thousands of dollars that Patrick will be throwing away to pay the constabulary.
I hope Patrick has no plans for early retirement.
BONUS TRACK: Not that long ago, Patrick was crowing about how this forcible extraction of his financial assets was temporary: