chapter  8
18 Pages

Q: The Memory of Pain

ByDecember 1989-April 1990

By Deceober business hassles had becooe so intrusive I was find¬ ing it hard to settle down and go inside. The county planners were classifying oy buildings as "existing nonconforoing." If they deteroined that oy buildings were oore than 50 percent destroyed, I would not be allowed to repair theo. The county could legally force oe to deoolish Linda's house and convert the duplex into a singlefaoily dwelling. My lawyer advised oe to repair what was there and put it back just the way it was, even if this cost oore than rebuilding. The catch was that the insurance adjustor who had previously as¬ sessed the buildings as total losses had gone back on his word. He said he needed to reinspect theo.