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I was hoping to have lots and lots of new images to show you after my visit to the Manor, but you will have to make due with words.Yes, there was some progress, at least as much as one person can do. Due to illness, Mitch lost his entire crew (one person). Not only was he there by himself, but he was also partly black and blue resulting from a fall while running. In case anyone ever asks you how long it takes two people to build a house, give me a call.
The visit wasn’t a total waste of time as we did make important decisions: the marble wall is here to stay. I decided, with the help of Joan and her assistant Jose, that it didn’t look too Trousdale Estates. For those who don’t understand this Beverly Hills reference: Trousdale Estates was a development of the former Doheny Ranch. This was done in the 1950’s and these homes were what you might say for the “nouveau riche.” To keep this in perspective, the “old guard” of Beverly Hills was not exactly comprised of Dames of the American Revolution or Mayflower descendants. To qualify for “old family” status, you had to be able to trace your roots back at least a generation. Two generations and you were “landed gentry.” Steeped in history Beverly Hills was not.
But tomorrow is another day and I will be going up again, and with a little luck I shall have dozens of new pictures of dozens of new advances in Brokeback Manor. Hopefully the crew will have returned and he will be hard at work.