Another month is flying by and it's been a good one. We've been really lucky with some great weather lately, cool mornings and sunny afternoons. I sat out back yesterday reading my new Steven Jobs biography and got a bit of a burn actually. Today is overcast and a perfect day to stay inside and read, nap or just chill.
Here's the studio downstairs and they also have a smaller one upstairs so sometimes they run two classes at once. It's just such a relaxed atmosphere and the people who work there are really cool. I have my eye on another one for next month that I might take... Isn't it pretty?
This last week was an eventful one with my neighbor behind me on the alley. She and her husband are divorcing and the house is going to go into foreclosure but hadn't yet. They both moved out and it's been empty about a month but Raina still came over every day to get her mail, etc. and check on it plus she left furniture in it that she's selling on craigslist. Lo and behold, a week ago last Sunday, a youngish couple moved in, changed the locks and had the electricity turned on using a bogus lease!! Real squatters!! Evidently, this is going on all over the US in foreclosed homes. Hard to believe the arrogance of these people. To make a long story short, Raina gave them 24 hours to get out and they were suppose to be gone by 5pm last Monday night. The guy refused to move so the police had told Raina, move his things out and change the locks. We ( 4 of us) spent 4 hours moving everything out and you would have thought they had lived there for a year with all their stuff! We put it out by the alley along with the big trailer they left behind. The police called the guy and told him he had til 9pm to come get the trailer or he'd have it towed.
The guy and several of his low life friends, got there about 8:45pm and started moving things out til about 1am. I wasn't around when they got there but listened all their talk from my side inside the fence. This guy and his girlfriend also have rap sheets from Hillsborough county for drugs, stealing, etc. Here's what we moved out!
When I went over the next day, all the stuff was gone except for all the trash they left plus they sprayed tobasco sauce on the back walls and windows. Real class act.
Hard to believe this kind of thing happens!!! So it made for an eventful couple of days, lol.
This weekend should be a nice one and I'm heading to Whimsodoodle tomorrow to take a class with Debby Schuh, a designer whom I love. She actually is doing 3 classes but I'm only doing the one Christmas album. All 3 of her classes are new ones and look very cool.
I've got Handy Dave coming over tomorrow too to wash some windows and screens for me out front. Can't wait to see them clean!!
So that's what's happening in my world..busy as always but having a ball. Next week I go up to the admin building for my substitute teaching processing too and then the following week a short orientation and then I'm ready to sub when I want. I already have several friends/teachers who are waiting for me to begin so I think I'll be as busy as I want to be. It will be nice to earn some extra money for all my trips. Texas is coming up in 2 weeks and I can't wait to see everyone again!!
Okay, I'm off to read some more of Job's biography which is really, really interesting. Have a great weekend!