June 13th, 2007

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The Odyssey Pt. 1

The seeds of the Odyssey were planted when my ex-husband Mahasraya and his friend Keshava got this idea to rent a house in Atascadero and use the land around it to have a martial arts camp. I came back from my trip to see my family with my two small children and they had moved in to this house already. It was billed as a fixer upper and a bunch of bikers had been living there. It was filthy. The fireplace was filled with trash, they'd broken the plumbing so that you had to turn on the water only briefly until it was fixed, as a big gushing leak would occur outside, and we only had cold water as it was. The stone floor was so dirty that I washed it several times and the water was always black. I couldn't let my son run around on the floor or his feet also turned black. It was a real dump, but I could see it had potential. I was dubious about the camp idea but whatever...
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to be continued...