Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Going to Hollywood!

No, I didn't make the cut on American Idol. A good voice is definitely NOT one of my gifts!

I just booked a flight for myself to Los Angeles and I'm going to Hollywood in a couple of weeks. Mr. Fanatic and our youngest daughter are going to be so jealous that I will be eating a "Double Double" at In N Out burger without them.

My posts have been scant the past few weeks and if you've been wondering why...it's because I've been helping my daughter find an apartment (from 2,500 miles away), because of an unforeseen circumstance. It's been a gut wrenching two weeks because she won't have use of a vehicle after today and she just got the keys to her apartment yesterday. It's amazing to me how many apartments are listed in the morning and rented by the afternoon even when the rent is more than the house payment we had when we lived in SoCal. (I'm showing my age here!)

She'll be living steps away from the Kodak Theater.








She found a place REALLY close to where she works and I'm going out there to help her get settled and to visit family. Since she wasn't planning on moving into her own apartment so soon and was living with my sister, she has practically NOTHING. Ok, she's got  a dresser, a small frying pan, a hand mixer, two bath towels and clothing, but no bed and nothing else. Sounds like a trip to TJ Maxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods & the Goodwill is in order! She needs all the basics and I don't even know if we'll get to decorating the apartment and making it look pretty. Hopefully she'll have a mattress for me to sleep on when I get there. Will keep you updated.

Makes me want to get on a plane today and fly out there immediately!

Hope you are having a good week!
Pam

11 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous!! I loved L.A. the one & only time I was there. Have a wonderful time!

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  2. Pam, how great that she has family there and you to help her get settled!! I'm sure you will have fun too!!

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  3. Have fun Pam! What an exciting chapter for your daughter. How cool to live so close to all those awesome sites and attractions. Enjoy that burger!

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  4. I know you are excited to see her all settled in her new place and you will have a wonderful time visiting. Have a safe trip and take tons of pics. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Sounds like so much fun helping her start this exciting phase of her life. Have a great trip.

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  6. I am so glad she found an apartment!!! I know how that has been worrying you. You will have so much fun out there and helping her fix it all up! I have always wanted to go to California! Take lots of pictures and share!

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  7. How exciting Pam, what a great place to find an apt!! I bet you can't wait to get out their! We're going to California this summer with the kids I can't wait! The hubby and I have been their a couple of times and we love it. Take plenty of pics!

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  8. I hope you find time to enjoy your visit and see some family! Sounds like its a work visit though! I hope you can find some good deals for her apartment! You can get some extra hugs from your daughter and reconnect!

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  9. Its great that you are able to take off and help your daughter - isn't it tough on us when they're so far away?

    I did much the same from Texas when my daughter needed to move apartment in Washington State. We sat on our respective couches with our laptops and cruised Craig's List, checked locations on on Google Earth while chatting on instant messenger! Then I flew up for a weekend to help her paint and clean carpets.

    It was a lovely experience and I hope you and your daughter have as good time as we did.

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  10. Hi Pam...just found this post of yours from February while I was cruising around your blog. I am loving your style and your home is beautiful, oh and your party decorations are amazing!

    Wish I had known you were coming to Hollywood...you were only a couple of miles from me!

    Hope your daughter is doing well...you must miss her like crazy! Can't even imagine...I dread if one of mine ever moves far away. So hard for us moms!

    Take care...have a good one!

    Karen

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