"Beautiful neighborhood and beautiful cozy home. If you've watched The Holiday, think of Iris Simplins' cottage. Very close to bus stops and metro stations. Overall great experience and great time."
My favorite Hollywood house! Score 1 for smallbutcharming, 0 for Gus and Lucy this time.
My turn to smirk.
Quite honestly it is not a beautiful neighborhood, it's a little shabby.( But hey, at least the RV is gone from down the street).
I guess its heart and soul shines through.
Though today was a day to try the patience of anyone with a soul.
Carlos was going to reattach a piece of lattice that had come down in February on my back deck when the winds were gusting at 35 miles an hour. It had only gone up in November so I was eagerly looking forward to summer when it would be covered with grapevine, birds eating grapes and cats trying to catch birds.
What should have been a 20 minute project according to the boss became an all day affair requiring 3 trips to Home Depots, a lumber store, breakfast, lunch and a tank of gas.
Oh and a new drill bit for Senor and whatever else the hell he wanted.
Anything that could go wrong did go wrong and finally there we were in the parking lot of the final Home Depot where I was laughing so hard I was crying.
And the installment process hasn't even begun yet.
This is gonna take all week. And Thai food.
I may be unlucky in the choice of deck refinishers/trellis installers, but I sure am lucky in friends.
In real time and in IT time.
I just read this beautiful piece by Denise at chezdanisse tonight and it got me thinking.
Is it true no one reads blogs anymore?
I don't believe that judging from the number of pageviews I get and I'm not offering anything of much consequence.
Or teak chairs like Marie.
But I don't want blogging to go out of style like a pet rock or scrunchies.
So I'll keep reading if you keep writing and vice versa.