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Friday, May 27, 2016

Feel the Blue

I try to get out every day now and explore my new home town, ALSO to absorb some Blue. That is how life in Tahoe is healing, you spend time along the lake every day and just feel the blue.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Picking up

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I see homeless shelters overflowing in Reno, people camp nearby for life not a summer trip, and I realize this little job I have typing for studios is what keeps me in my little room. I'm isolated from both bad and good, my room is even hidden from the road, a secret part of the inn, with privacy and a view of thick sierra forest and tahoe blue skies, through a very grimy unreachable window. If i was among the campers, I'd be less lonely, and less safe. I think I have to be grateful for what I've got, as slippery as it is, and hold on tight.
-ke,
also posted at CofA15

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One of many reasons I am staying in Tahoe

With the recent news that water levels may be rising faster than scientists had originally estimated, are we all doomed?
There are some people who think we are doomed, some very, very bright people in the science world who think that we’re past the moment where we can do anything significant, but there’s also a lot of people who don’t. I do think we’re on the line right now.
What’s the number one thing we can do now to prevent this?
There’s a big movement to shift completely away from fossil fuels, which is, I think, the greatest thing we could do. And not only for climate change, but for the four to seven million people a year who die from fossil fuel pollution, the degradation of water.
-From Hollywood Reporter interview with Mark Ruffalo July 21 2015
I moved to Tahoe to ride out the inevitable environmental collapse of next few years, feel this is one of the best places to be while whatever is going to happen happens. . .
-ke

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

There's no place else to go. I'm here to ride out the environmental collapse and everything that comes with it. I keep forgetting how frightening it is down the mountain, I have to put up with some stuff I don't like here, but that is true everywhere. At least in Tahoe we have water, and there is a way to get around even if it is difficult. Everyone tells me if you keep looking in South Lake, you find a place to live that fits you, especially in September. So I have to stick it out. Truth is, I have no place else to go. . . 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

So much shallowness around such a deep lake

I've been a Californian since 1955 and I'm angry at what locals have let happen to Lake Tahoe.  It's all about making a quick buck off the lake, no one is talking about all the damage being done to the lake by fossil fuel burning engines going off everywhere here. 

Someone smart should have made this place pristine and set it aside a century ago, but today they only make national monuments out of places that don't have profit potential. 

Now with this annual invasion of the automobile called Summer, as a Person From Nowhere watching this from the woods, it makes me very sad.  

There are hundreds of empty houses here while people have no place to live. The owners salivate and they only care about outsiders coming with credit cards. The Owners put all their attention on the fast buck they can make off the lake, while the lake itself ceases to be beautiful, just becomes a "vacation destination" that makes money for one percenters who live in other states, or even other countries.  

So while the water turns more green every day, and the fish in it become toxic, you can buy dollar beer in a plastic cup at the Commons. 

Where can a Human go? 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Can't believe I had to go through all that just to get a fire hazard off the property I am renting, but City of South Lake Tahoe response was wonderful, I am not moving. I have found the perfect place to stop. So I'm stopping here. Related post about being a Broke Old Lady needing housing here: http://cityofangels25.blogspot.com/2015/06/broke-old-ladies-emerging-demographic.html more to come.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

This Feels Really Good

Seventy Text Messages he sent me early Friday AM telling me I was going to be evicted that day. Then turns out what he did to me was not just awful, it was illegal. He spent the morning in court trying to get a "3-Day Quit" for me, but when I came home from the City Services office, there was no paper on my door. His body posture had changed, they stayed to themselves. I know that more is going to happen next week, and I have the whole city behind me. I'm free to roam the property, and they are cowering inside. This feels really good.
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  • Kay Ebeling I think they are running a scam. Trying to get me to move out in a rush so they can keep my rent this month plus my deposit. I've lived here 3 months and have watched at least five people move in, something awful happens, and they leave, and no one ever gets a deposit back. The owner is absent, uses Nitwit to do his dirty work, they thought I was a vulnerable little old lady who they could batter around. Guess What ha ha
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  • Kay Ebeling The guy makes several thousand a month extra by doing this to vulnerable people. I think they belong in jail, I think they should let the residents take possession of the building. We could run it like a Coop, we all get a profit-sharing bonus check at the end of the year if the building makes a profit, not some goon from out of state. 
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  • Kay Ebeling I am only 3 days into my rent cycle. They would have kept an entire month's rent plus my deposit, 11 hundred dollars. All they had to do is turn off my electricity and holler at me the way they did and I was making plans to move again, who cares about money. I was going to move into the El Dorado Casino Resort in Reno for 34 dollars a night bk of these people.
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  • Kay Ebeling instead i wrote a couple emails to the city, stay tuned
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Finding a forcefulness I never had ever before lately, must be funny to watch this bony old lady open her mouth and sound like a defense attorney, or something. It's got to do with no longer caring if someone likes what I have to say, it's saying what I have to say and if I see the person is upset, explaining why they should not be, bk this is about facing the truth and dealing with it head on. I think it has to do with current politics and the lessening of humor as things develop. It has to do with No Longer Putting Up With Anyone's Buillshit, no more Mr. Nice Guy, people used to say. I finally get it. There is no time for sentiment, buck up and do something. Forceful. It's even in my walk. hmm.

The part about the Scam COULD JUST BE FICTION, if there are any lawyers wanting to sue me for saying it, perhaps it is just a coincidence that people keep moving in and moving out again after an incident, and the residents who they stay in touch with after moving say no one has gotten a deposit back from the guy yet, so the landlord ends up making several thousand dollars extra each month,  IT COULD BE A FICTION STORY that it's a scam, maybe he even has several other properties where he does the same thing, I don't know. It could be my imagination.  It would make a good story. Hope that covers me. I am only postulating here, I'm just a little old lady with a blog.
-stay tuned