Saturday, February 28, 2009
We loaded up Seven this morning and did our monthly ride to Dr. VanCise's excellent clinic All Animals Hospital. Seven's seizures have come under control with the Doctor's care. He was the first vet to test for Seven's thyroid, which was non existent. Seems simple but all the fancy vets, doctors and animal neurosurgeons in Los Angeles never thought of it. It's a bit of a drive to Norco every six weeks but the staff there have become family. And it was with a little sadness that Dr.V thinks Seven only needs to come every 8 weeks now..... From 4 to 6 to 8. As the time between visits lengthen, we know Seven is getting better but we will miss our treks.
Posted by JN at 3:48 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I hopped on the Gold Line this morning to travel downtown to Probate Court this morning. Was happy to see the cars were full. People always saying that mass transit will never work in Los Angeles. I met Jason outside the court room and we wondered if any of the assembling suits would be outbidding me on the house. Finally 8:30 am rolled around and we entered the courtroom. The estate's lawyer made an announcement to the room about overbids on Terrace 49. No one bit. Jason introduced me to the two realty ladies handling the property. After the judge got over the confusion of the home's address, she thought 49 was an apartment number, the judge asked the court room for any over bids. No one answered. Down came the gavel and my offer became accepted. The whole process took 6 weeks to line up and 90 seconds to execute.
Posted by JN at 11:40 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We went by the house yesterday and took a few snaps of the long, long grass. Some little yellow flowers (dandelions) have begun to sprout. and no one has been around to pick up the Mexican limes falling in the backyard. We met the next door neighbor who seems to be a bit down on the property. In fact, the idiosyncricies that we find charming with the home, he thinks are detriments needing to be expunged ....
Anyways, it's 16 hours till court time.
Posted by JN at 11:20 AM
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The hair and make up people came and left from Flora's house were Ellen is staying. We arrived with SP and SH carrying champagne and WL's homemade chocolates. Francois and Douglas were already in attendance offering advice on accessories. A little fashion show with EK wearing the Donna Karan gown and sequined shawl. She also tried on several of the jewels she's been loaned. Stunning. The Oscars start in four hours!
Posted by JN at 1:16 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
"For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Of course we will continue to work for cheaper electricity in the homes and on the farms of America, for better and cheaper transportation, for low interest rates, for sounder home financing, for better banking, for the regulation of security issues, for reciprocal trade among nations. For all these we have only just begun to fight."
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Posted by JN at 7:42 AM