Up pretty early. Wrote Paige Jones, finished letter to Alice, paid Lauria’s, Tropical Pool Service + Insurance on house. Called Hilary but couldn’t get her. Was getting ready to leave when Lyle Beckers called to say the deal has gone through + the money will be in the bank by Monday or Tuesday! Thank God. So happy. I called Jack Kiser + gave him my L.A. acct number etc. + Lyle’s name. Called Tropical Pools + asked them to fix the crank shaft on the filter + bill me for it + then change the billing. Went out to Calabassas for haircut. George gave me the beginning of a presentation for a TV series + asked me to look it over + could I help him. I can + would be delighted to. We went + got a xerox made (I was his last customer) and then I came home. Debbie already here + the gardener had left. I called Hilary + told her about Mary’s bicentennial socks for Pres. Ford. She was most enthusiastic + said if Mary can get them there by the 6th she + Jim will present them to Ford in front of 1200 people. I asked her to send the Damon’s addresses with Dad for Winifred + to send me an extra copy of Susan + Mather (she told me it would be “pure stealing” + told me funny story of Susan + sewing basket but said she would) I also asked her about Dad + the money bit + she told me it was all her fault + that she’d given [crossed out word] Dad hell about letting me pay my own way. Had a nice visit with Debbie + she said she’d go with me to meet Dad on Friday. I talked to Joyce + Joan + called Timmy + Mary. Did some laundry. Druscilla called but I couldn’t talk long + said I’d call back. Had some good ideas about George’s script. Bathed. Paul Carrington came to pick me up at 7:30. I thought it was going to be David + Debbie + was all dolled up in nutty costume which I showed everyone when they came 5 minutes later. Paul who turns out to be quite nice took me to La Strada. We got back to the house around 10:45 D+D still here watching Hedda Gables. Ben had called. They left + I sat + talked with Paul for a while. We necked a little + I find him rather attractive. He left about 12:30. I called Ben who’s always up til 4 and he’s coming over tomorrow night.