Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Up for Condemnation


Came home Monday night from a senior trip to Jackson, near Sutter Creek, to find a notice I should have the mobile home cleaned for inspection at 9:00 A.M. the next morning. I think the city hopes to condemn this mobile home park, as they plan to acquire it. There have been plans in the works to enlarge San Pablo Casino, half a block from here, into a monster casino. The original plans were to enlarge to become the third largest casino in the country, bigger than anything in Las Vegas. This is on hold, for the moment, until the legislature returns in December. The scramble is on - owning desirable property is the name of the game. The city purchased a large parcel next to our mobile home park, and desires the trailer park on the other side of that property, also.

I was so upset about having to rush around here and totally clean up this place, that I fussed and fumed for hours. I was very busy all last week, preparing for Petaluma street faire. Also went to the clinic three times, and had a heart monitor on for 24 hours - taking time away from things I had to do.

Got up at 2:00 A.M. Sunday to go to Petaluma, didn't get back until 8:30 P.M. Got up Monday at 4:00 A.M. to go to Jackson, and had plans to go with the seniors again yesterday at 8:00 A.M. That leaves two days left for preparing for a three day antique show at Marin City Civic Center.

Trying to fix up this place in that period was basically impossible.
There are boxes all over the place. I have been deleting hundreds of books from Amazon, and sorting many boxes, with the idea of selling them at a flea market, or in bulk. I won't get into all the other things I need to clean up around here.

I went on the trip to the cheese factory yesterday in Sonoma, anyway. I decided I would deal with the cleaning later - we had already asked Homero, the park manager, to give us a bit of time.

Well, Jim let him in while I was gone, anyway. So, I am not cleaning today or tomorrow, except for basics. I have been repairing jewelry all day today. I sold many pieces Sunday. Costume jewelry is "hot" again, thanks to fall fashion mags, and women want to do the "in" thing -purchase a group of brooches to wear on a suit jacket. One customer purchased four groups, plus 21 pairs of earrings. Yay!! I worked hard, but it was a great day, and I hope to see a repeat this weekend.


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