Saturday December 1, 2001 6:35 PM

chapman's lot

Progress continues in "our" back lot. They pushed down great big 100+ year old trees. We should have sold our house last spring. Intellectually, I know that having not one but two big white faux stucco Mac Mansions in our back yard will not adversely affect our property value. But it sure as hell isn't going to help the quality of life any!

Since returning home, since nine-one-one, since what ever, I have been in a great huge unmotivated funk. Finally sprung to life enough this afternoon to get reservation to go to El Paso next weekend. El Paso - a place to have reservations about - not to.