- Entry #54
- 11:12 AM, Monday, June 26th,
- Not that I want drama and despair,
but the story's been a bit blaaaaaand lately. At least
now you'll have something to keep you guys
- Alright, enough of the tongue in
cheek shit...this really sucks:
- It is now against the law to park
a trailer in any residential parking lot in the city
of Los Angeles. They cracked down on our apartment
building a week ago becuase they happen to be
remodeling, and well...that's where the city is
starting. Why? No clue. I guess it doesn't look nice.
You should see the pathetic pieces of crap parked in
this lot, and my little white trailer doesn't look
nice. The inspector guy is coming back on July 25th to
make sure they're cool, and since we just gave out 30
day notice....they'll let us slide 6 more days until
we're out. So then what...
- Well the other dude here with a
trailer also uses his trailer for business. He repairs
pool tables. He has bought a house and is moving out
in 5 days. Can't afford a house...you
- Storage. Great..$75 a month for
storage for a storage vehicle. Only problem is, that
that thing won't fit in the little storage centers out
here. It barely fit in Jess's parent's house garage,
and we had to unhook the door. Wouldn't fit at all in
the garages in our last apartment in columbus. Only
the old big wooden ones from the 50's seem big
- Sell the trailer and all the
equipment and say goodbye to 4tvs. Ouch. This is
actually an option. Of course every other option would
have to be drained, but what else can we do? You can't
park it on the street...
- Then as we were watching the real
estate show we saw a house for $99,950. Holy shit.
That's the first house I have EVER seen at $100
grand. Seriously. So now things start to brighten a
bit...just maybe in 5 weeks we can pull this off.
Ahem...I called this morning and found out it was
a 1 bedroom condo. LOL. The guy was really nice, and
just said I was dreaming. I askedd him:
"...is a $5000 downpayment and a $1000 a month gonna
happen?" He just said no. Even in the worst areas of
town. If we lived in Lancaster maybe. It's about an
hour north of us. Well, we may have to consider it.
Who knows. Unfortunately nothing looks
- So I think...ahhh! The Hollywood
Screentest owner was in Real Estate for like 25 years.
I bet he'd be able to help us. He shot me with a nice
dose of reality. "You're lookin' at $175,000 easy for
the cheapest home you can find, and you'll need at
least 10% down." Yeah, well - guess what AIN'T
happenin'. Jesus. You in Columbus have to be shaking
your heads a little bit. $100,000 will buy you an
alright house with a backyard and even a BASEMENT.
Which for earthquake reasons are not very feasible
'round these parts.
- So there you are. A nice bit of
despair to keep you going for the summer at least. The
thing that really sucks is...4tvs makes no money.
Indirectly of course it can lead to so much money. But
right off the bat...it's just a drain. And the set-up
being as big as it is...maybe I can downsize?
Shit that would cost money too though. To buy 4 19
inch TVS. Well...you at home put your thinking tooks
on for me.
- Oh, and we got to see the Bolshoi
Ballet do Romeo & Juliet Saturday night. When we
flew to Columbus last time, we got laid over in
Minneapolis and met the vice-president of the LA Music
Theater somethin'-somethin'... He sent us tickets
($180 a pair!), to see the ballet. How cool is that?
I gotta tell you though...seein' a play without
words...is just plain boring. I don't care how well
they can jump and twirl. We all know the story, but
maaaaaan....it was just 3 1/2 hours of jumpin' and
twirlin. I'm a guy though. My favorite part was when
the curtain actually fell ON Romeo and Juliet. It
was AWESOME. They were about a foot off their mark and
WHAM. Almost knocked 'em over. The whole place just
roared. LOL. And it was in the Dorothy Chandler
Pavillion!!! Where they did the Oscars! We were in the
gold circle, front row...perfect seats. It's the first
balcony. First balcony front row is always the best
place to see a play...bar none. I've sat in the actual
front row before and it's just stupid. It's only good
if you want to try and touch the guiter player's leg
at a rock concert. Otherwise it just hurts your neck.
- Ok, so there's our drama.
Something tells me that after all we've been
through...something will pop-up out of nowhere and
save our butts. I hope people don't have a set number
of things like that. 'Cause I sure have used a
LOT in my life.
- Please Respond!!!
- Jess and Adam