August 21, 2007
Counting down the days
Yes, we're still technically homeless. We don't feel comfortable getting a place based on pictures alone because you never know what you're really in for (check out, for instance, Collin's myspace versus what he looks like in real life).
So we're staying at the UCLA Guest House for 5 nights when we get there and hopefully in that time will find another place to live.
Weili Lin, the owner of the house in the Pacific Palisades, really did flake out on me. She told me I was approved for the house. Then when I just asked one clarifying question about the lease, she wouldn't answer me. The I wrote and said regardless, I'd be signing the lease, and she wrote and said, "Oh great!"
So I spent $20 on getting a certified check and sent it and the signed lease back to her. Then I said nothing more and THEN she comes back and says no rental (because I dared to ask a question about the lease!).
But, when she sent the lease to us it wasn't signed. I'm really perturbed though, but it's probably a blessing. When I wrote her back and tried to call her to tell her that we lived on the East Coast and she was really putting us in a horribly difficult situation, she wouldn't answer the phone or reply to my emails.
Then when I finally threw in the towel and told her yes, we agree, renting from her wouldn't be the best idea, she writes back IMMEDIATELY to say she got the lease and is mailing it and the check back. Weili Lin plays strange mind games!
Weili Lin would not make a good landlord, and it would have been miserable living in a house owned by her anyway.
So yes, she has left us homeless for the time being.
Things are so surreal, saying goodbye to people, and watching Darby and the kids having to do the same thing. It's really difficult, packing up a house we love, leaving people we love, putting a band I love on hold... spending a ton of money, changing life dramatically for Darby and the kids. Sometimes you have to wonder, is it worth it? But you have to take the chances that come your way, and if you fail, you fail. But at least you tried.
Posted by jason on August 21, 2007 10:19 AM
You WILL fail!!!! How dare defame my glorious name. You mean mother f*#$%^
Posted by: Weili Lin on August 21, 2007 11:14 AM
this is your true self speaking: do not leave! I was send back in time to give you this message: "If you stay with thelookmachine for only 3 more months, you will win "American Band" and forever find fame along side Taylor Hicks."
Posted by: jason from the future on August 21, 2007 09:17 PM
you should totally unleash the fury of the tlm blog and do a robert kim on her bum.
is it me or does the asian community have it out for the Latshaw clan?
Posted by: Paul on August 22, 2007 02:15 PM
you should unleash the fury of the look machine blog and do a Robert Kim on her bum.
Posted by: Paul on August 22, 2007 03:33 PM
what... the blog is acting retarded. the first comment didn't show up for an hour. i thought it hadn't worked
Posted by: Anonymous on August 22, 2007 04:00 PM
Good luck Jase! And I know it's not much or anything but if it helps, I have family in San Diego... yea a good distance from LA but if you ever need help with anything, my family is awesome and will help.
Posted by: Poncho on August 23, 2007 02:40 AM
Well she has moved up to 20th in Google.. hopefully we can at move her up higher
Posted by: jaysonjaz on August 24, 2007 12:18 PM
Welcome to the Hotel California...
Posted by: sean on August 31, 2007 04:45 PM