|Letter from Los Angeles
||Sunday | 24 August 2014
The Fun Continues
Los Angeles, California: Just in case
things weren't crazy-busy enough around this house, a production company
camped-out in front of the house for a few days to shoot a Target commercial
inside a neighbor's house.
We had to deal with huge production trucks containing
makeup, wardrobe - even toilets - for two days. Lots of traffic and zero
street parking for the neighborhood. The kids took it in stride - it is
part of living in Los Angeles. All I can say is, I had no freaking idea
how many people are involved in shooting a commercial for television.
Maybe I should actually watch them?
In other news, our granddaughter continues to charm everyone. Lucy is
really starting to resemble Lisa as an infant.
Lucy is very well dressed, and though her outfits are so teeny-tiny, the
clothes are still just too big for a six-pounder. I suspect this problem
won't last for long.
We had two items on the agenda today.
1. Going to a Farmer's Market.
Leo cleverly repurposed the stroller base as a carrying vehicle for his
various dinosaurs and critters. We strolled around the market, filled
our shopping list, Leo stopped for a croissant and everyone admired
5-day-old Lucy in her stroller.
2. Moving rooms. Lisa and Lenny have a massive living room and a
really generous dining room in this 90 year old house. However (like maybe many
of you) these rooms are rarely used (I know it's true at our house). So, it has
been decided to switch-around a few rooms. The living room is large enough for a
living and dining room, so the dining table was moved to half of the living
room. The old dining room is now going to be a family room/play room.
The guest room will become Lucy's room and the old playroom will serve
as the guest room. Everyone paying attention? Amazing how much one little baby
can change a household.
Leo was a great multi-tasking helper this afternoon,
mopping the floor in the new dining area. (Yeah, right.) Everything is now in place, a
few new pieces of furniture will be delivered this week and hopefully
this arrangement will work for several years - or until this family no
longer needs a play room.
Until my next update, I remain, your busy correspondent.
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