The party has moved north. I wrote that on Facebook a while ago and confused a bunch of people. What I meant is I’ve moved from my cousins in Irvine north to the LA area–specifically Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley.
He is sprucing up. A crew of workers with ropes and chainsaws are climbing high into an ancient oak to trim wood and treat the problems even trees see in aging.
This is a a wonderful home. It is right at the edge of a commercial district, but totally private. An oasis. In the back is a pool and a one bedroom cottage my friend uses as his office.
I’ll be spending time with friends over the next few days. So many people I know have drifted out here.