Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

My how time flies..... it has been over 2 weeks. There is really nothing to report..... I have been sick for most of the last 2 weeks, not life and death sick, but miserable sick..... fever, flu, etc. I am on the mend, but still somewhat miserable.

I am busy preparing for my evidentiary hearing on March 5. I have made the 200 mile round trip through the center of LA twice in order to sit in on some similar hearings. It seems to me that it is the only way to get an idea of how a court room works, and it is fun watching the attorneys trying to figure out who I am and what I am doing there. At first, when asked, I would tell them the story, but now, I just say that I am there to observe, and then make a note as they turn away..... last time, someone thought I was a reporter. I know, it is a very small pleasure, but I have to take what I can get..... OK, I have been watching reruns of Perry Mason, and LA Law as well.

Anyway, in the last week, I have produced 4, 340 page books of exhibits.... ok, ok, 1 book and 3 copies. That might not sound too impressive, but remember, this is in my motor home office. It now looks like a scene cut out of the “odd couple” for being unbelievably cluttered.

Friday, the 19th, is the deadline to file declarations with the court, and exchange exhibits, and I think, witness lists, with the opposing counsel. The judge wants all direct testimony to be by declaration..... a lot of typing, but allows me to throw things in that I am sure would/will be objected to in open court. I mean, you can’t un-ring a bell..... and what do I know, I am not a lawyer.

It seems that this last month has been just like this past year...... unpleasant, but necessary. Grit your teeth, and keep on walking..... it will be over soon. I know that complaining doesn’t help, but sometimes I feel like Sisyphus, pushing the stone up the mountain every day..........