Sorry to be so long in getting this to you. I’m still in Palm Springs enjoying relative stability. I rented a room (in a comfortable house with a pool and air conditioning) for three weeks from a friend. This will be the longest I’ve been anywhere, as you know, since January. Palm Springs is not my kind of place. All my clients want me to live here, but I don’t want to. I’ll travel here for work instead.
Work here has been good. I’m even putting some money away for taxes and contemplating an IRA! I’m really enjoying working with my newest client. She’s a commercial real estate agent with over 20 years in the business. She does big land deals that are not on the market. Buyers and sellers come to her. It’s been great to witness these tens of millions dollar deals shaping up, falling down, then, with a phone call, getting revived.
The weather in Palm Springs has been exceptional since I’ve been here: exceptionally hot, exceptionally humid, and generally weird. My radiator went out, so I had it replace. In March, something like a bike or scooter scraped my car. State Farm is going to total my car, which I’m bummed about. I can live with the damage, but what’s the insurance for?
I drive to Santa Cruz on Monday, Aug. 8th, where I get a major service on my Subaru and see my chiropractor for a major service…
I spend a few days in SF after that. On Saturday the 13th, I drive to Monterey with Daniel Bergerac to our 25th high school reunion. I doubt there will be time to stop by. We are on Daniel, the independent business owner’s, schedule. I break up with my boyfriend on Sunday (it’s more than I want to go into here), then head to Oregon for a short two weeks. I’m going to a semi-annual men’s gathering at Breitenbush Hot Springs then checking out Portland as a place to live.
I’ll make it by Napa once or twice in there somewhere, and hook up with some southbound PCT hikers who are crossing into Northern California in the next couple of days.
I swing through the SF again after that, landing at your place on Sunday, August 28th. I leave that Monday for work in Tarzana, then three more weeks of work in Palm Springs in September. I’ve skipped my East Coast trip for now; I have too much going on, as you can see.
I end September and transition into October in Iowa City where I’ll be celebrating my friend Tom’s MFA in Choreography.
Today, I love this life, and my big challenge is scheduling in some days off. I may actually take Labor Day weekend off if I have no clients to work for. I have a woman (again in Palm Springs) who wants to work with me, so she may snatch me up when she can get me.
Next week I’ll be looking at a pied-a-terre in San Francisco. It could be a perfect situation. We’ll see.