2002-09-11 - 10:28 p.m.
Anyway....tomorrow, we'll be at The Weasku Inn...hoping to get an internet connection....cross your fingers!!! Stay tuned....don't give up on me if the posting is sparse for a few days......I'll be back!!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-09-10 - 11:45 p.m.
But then, to complicate matters....Lynda Barry will be speaking at Powell's Books in Portland on Thursday! And why does this complicate matters?!? Well, as it turns out, Linda Barry and my Love went to school together.......and apparently did a little more than just go to school (if you know what I mean)......and I am intrigued. I think it would be fascinating to meet her. (of course, I could go on and on here about why....but I won't, just now).
Anyway....I think we should go, but it complicates our plans, because we need to be back in San Fransisco by Friday night. Hmmm......I need more time!!!!!!
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2002-09-09 - 10:02 p.m.
Also, they've begun pouring my sidewalk.....and it looks soooo good! Soooo much better than the old~broken~kittywampus~hurdygurdy sidewalk that I used to have! (Actually, I have to admit that even the dirtfield/non-existent sidewalk was a bit better than what used to be there! Ssshhh! don't tell anyone!) And, we were able to open the shop....did some good business. We might get one more day of being open before they finish pouring....so I am very happy about that.
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2002-09-08 - 1:33 p.m.
So, as you can tell, I'm having a really good day....and it's raining! This, of course, means that my non-existent sidewalk is now turning to mud....and business has slowed to a slow, slow crawl. Oh, and it's cold....so we had to get the ole wood stove fired up...and I'm almost out of firewood.....and.....and.....and.......can I go home now???! I want to be back in sunny California!comments??? (0 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-09-07 - 11:24 p.m.
No sidewalk, No problem!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-09-06 - 11:37 p.m.
And I really feel obligated to open, since that was really the whole point of coming back here. Also, the "Rod Run" (a mega car show/event of hot rods and antique cars) is happening this weekend.....which always brings in tons of customers for me. So really I have no choice.....sidewalk or not.....I have to open! So if you have nothing to do this weekend.....make your way out to Astoria....and make it worth my while to open!!! You know you want to! (Be sure to bring your hiking boots, though!)comments??? (0 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-09-06 - 1:11 a.m.
Well, they are replacing my sidewalk...among other things....and that is exactly what it sounds like...the crushing of silverware.....of course, by the time I reached full conciousness, they were done. But, I don't mean to say that they were "completely" done...no no no!!!!!!! And this is where it get's complicated!
First of all, let me say that it's been four...yes, 4 years...that I have been negotiating with the City of Astoria to get my sidewalk replaced. It's a long story that nobody wants to hear....so I'll paraphrase....about four years ago, my sidewalk got crushed during a city construction project....promises, promises to fix it.....finally, now, they're fixing it. Yay! So where's the problem????
Well, the only problem is that I drove 1200 miles to get here so we could have a big blowout sale this weekend!! We've been planning this for a while.....it was the perfect weekend to do it....but, no!!!!!!! There is going to be a whole lot of wet cement right outside my front door.......at this point, I don't even know how I will be able to go in and out of the building. I spoke with the engineer today, and he wasn't even aware that I have a door on the front of the building......Well, OK then! It's a big building....it's an obvious door.....you can't miss it.....well, hmmmm. I'm supposedly going to meet with the engineer tomorrow....right in front of the door he never knew existed...we'll see....yeah...uh huh......So I was having this dream........ comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-09-04 - 11:34 p.m.
Yay!!! I finally have an internet connection! It's been so strange to be without the internet for so long......am I addicted??? Yes. Anyway, I'm back in Astoria, Oregon. I'd like to say that it's good to be back....but I have arrived to find that the whole sidewalk in front of my door no longer exists....and also a bird has somehow died a grisly death in my bathtub. Hmmm....how do these things happen??? Well...since I'm only just now arriving....and I haven't even been upstairs yet (hope there aren't any other suprises)....I should sign off and go figure out what's up. I'll be back online in full tomorrow....until then.....comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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