Howard's First Week in LA
every day except Sat: Neighbor's alarm goes off at
5:30 AM, then they hit the snooze bar, and it continues to go off every
5 minutes for over an hour more
Sun AM: No hot water. Building's water heater
is broken. No water at all in the shower, and no hot water all day.
Mon: Howard works at home all day. But there's
no water at all the entire day (until evening). Can't wash fruits
or salad. Howard assumes that they are working on the hot water heater,
but that's only a guess.
Tues: Downstairs neighbor's loud alarm goes off (for
a very long time) around 3 AM. Neighbor later leaves a note on several
apartment doors apologizing for waking neighbors.
Wed: Howard awakens around 4:45 AM and begins reading.
Within 5 minutes the lights flicker and go off. When they come back
on, all the clocks in his apartment are blinking with "12:00" and he hears
an alarm coming from a neighbor's apartment.
Thurs: A little before 5 AM a neighbor's alarm goes
off. Apparently the neighbor isn't home, because the alarm continues
for about half an hour. Lights go on in other neighbors' apartments,
everyone wondering why the alarm continues to sound.
later Thurs: Howard returns to the Bay Area for the
weekend, not very enthused about apartment life!
return to Howard's homepage -- http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/~howard/