My friend Nicki recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She offered to share her space at the Ventura Market with me so I could check out the venue. It was very generous of her which, of course, made me like her more.
But although it was clear and beautiful it was also windy.
“Severe Winds” weather report windy.
Nicky and her husband had set up a tent but left the top off for fear of it flying away. I saw the wisdom of their plan and, of course, did the opposite. Up went my tent. Up blew the wind. And poor Nicky ended up dividing her time between her customers and helping stupid me, literally, hold my tent on the ground.
Eventually, I had to take it down as it was proving more dangerous than sun-sheltering.
Despite the bluster the customers were out in force.
They swarmed Nicki’s area (which of course made me like her less) but she kept telling everyone she knew to “check out my friend David’s stuff!” (which made me like her more).
She sold almost everything she brought (like her less) but now she’s kinda screwed because she has two upcoming shows and a lot less merchandise (like her more! But I guess in kind of a mean “haha” way so it probably doesn’t count).
In truth my sales were quite good too and despite the wind it was a great day if for no other reason than I got to hang out with Nicki and her husband who are terrific (like them both lots!).
And now it’s Rose Bowl build up (wasn’t I just there?) so I’ll be cramming this week getting stuff ready.
In the meantime, inspired by many of your blogs, I thought I’d start the “house tour” series. I will be showing select areas of my home that are presentable. Therefore this will be a brief series.
So first, the BEFORE’s. The house was built in 1940 and was not in particularly prepossessing condition upon first viewing.
So, not HORRIBLE looking…just in need of some trimming and planting and other odds and ends.
But…then you went inside
Mind you, this was how it was being shown. This was the “cleaned up for viewing” version
The back hallway
(it had been carpeted but the dog had peed all over everything so they had removed the carpet. Much better don’t you think? There is a fan just out of frame – you know – to blow away the bad smell. Thoughtful.)
And my favorite part.
For some reason this place had been on the market for a while.
More to come!