Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

"I Did Not Lie to Jeff."

Jenni shares her side of the argument with Jeff.

TWO VERY DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW

At Spring Oak Deb handles Eddie.
She really should be Head of Operations.
Jeff loves Deb because she tells it like it is.

I give Jeff a baby making technique tip.
Jeff says he “needs some time before we get pregnant.”
We?

Expanding Mulholland is on Jeff’s to do wish list.

Gage has put together a lucrative paint contract for Jeff.
He hopes this will give them time to focus on family.
Jeff signs the contract saying he will behave himself.
Gage expresses concern.

Jeff and Gage aided by Vanina interview interns.

Jeff says he hates sunflowers, roses... and mooches.
He tells Zoila, Vanina, and Gage his opinions about my recent behavior.
Jeff is very angry with me.
We see the same situations very differently.
I have information I am too stunned to express.
He tells me to get out of the car and go home.

He says, “Liars, I mean … that’s like the number one … I won’t deal with.”
I did not lie to Jeff.
I am not going to lie and say I did.
Insisting on telling Jeff my truth might cost me my job.
If he is going to be miserable working with me, he probably should fire me.
He wants me to say I lied.
Jeff says it’s not about Cabo, it’s about me lying.
Jeff says he wants me to figure out my priorities.

Andrew asks Gage for Gramercy info for the new intern, Katrina.
Katrina gets Andrew’s take on Gage’s personality.
The new intern has Andrew thinking walking papers.
Forgotten receipts have Katrina sweating.
Andrew is delighted with the lack of professional perfection.

Mulholland meeting requires a disciplined work focus.
I try to stop hearing in my head all the awful things that have been said.
Lawrence the architect, Jeanne, Jeff, and I discuss the new additions.
Jeff and Jeanne are not on the same page.
Jeff is disappointed.
Lawrence just wants agreement so he can get to work.
I want out of this awful mood.
Jeff keeps saying terrible things about me that I don’t think are true.
Jeff has his version of the events.
I am looking at the same thing seeing something very different.
Jeff is bringing our problems into his client’s home.
It does not look good for Jeff to call me “my freeloading assistant.”
Jeanne defends me and it is heartbreaking.
Jeff has the words liar and lie on a loop.

At Spring Oak Jeff asks Zoila to read Sex Tips from Guys on his computer.
Zoila reads then says, “You so pervert,” and walks away.
Jeff bargains that if she reads more no more work for the rest of the night.
Sex Tips from Guys read by Zoila has Jeff in tears laughing.
“So Pervert.”
Exit Zoila. The paint contract with Dunn-Edwards is for Jeff a dream come true.
Jeff, Gage, and Vanina take a meeting at one of their stores.
They have said Jeff will have an office there.
Gage has concerns about Jeff’s behavior in a corporate environment.
The executives Nick and Brad’s expressions say it all.
Jeff comes to their workspace and tells them what he wants.
Jeff’s ideas have Nick responding, “You know we do run a business out here.”
Gage says Jeff wants to push Nick’s big buttons.
Brad and Nick are not amused.  
Gage’s temperature is rising with Jeff’s continued off point antics.

Mulholland is the location of Jeff’s discussion with Jeanne about Jenni.
Jeanne hears all about Cabo from Jeff’s point of view.

What Jeff refers to as “Cabogate” has him taking me to his therapist.
Doctor Donna hears it all.
“I think you need to think about whether you want to continue the friendship and the business… or not.”

NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT

More Jeff and Jenni at Doctor Donna.
Tears... and more tears.

Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

Jenni dishes on her HR struggles during the office's attempt at a "new day."

IT'S A NEW DAY OR IS IT?

Jeff's therapist Doctor Donna explains it all to me and Jeff.
We need to be professional.
Jeff explains it to the office at Gramercy.
Following the doctor's instruction, I ask everyone to do a little homework.
When they are at home, they write down what respect means.
Adding how they feel they have been disrespected at the office.
Jeff is not happy with the business time waste.
I am visibly unhappy with the behavior that causes it.
Zoila weighs in on respect, which she thinks is at zero all round.
Design Dad AKA Jeff wants a "new day'" starting tomorrow.
Andy clearly still wants to play "old day."
Jeff finds something obscene to stir the pot before the "new day."
Human Resources not amused.

New clients George and Monica Eads are down to the studs.
The budget has gone way up for their renovation in the Hollywood Hills.
Monica has to tell her husband George.
Never a fun moment to tell your significant other about shipping purchases or a renovation budget increase.

In Playa Del Rey client Judy's beach house is for sale.
She is moving to Palm Desert.
Jeff makes it clear he wants to buy her incredible beach house.

Gramercy is dealing with Andrew's construction crushes.
Plus we are questioning his shirtless employee screen-savers.
Personal and professional boundaries have to be established ASAP.
Andy and the word or concept of boundary are in no way connected.
Cast as the enforcer by default causes my popularity to take a holiday.
Jeff needs to support me, and frankly he would rather be the leader of the bad boys.
Just call me Buzz Kill. "New Day" at Gramercy begins with an early office meeting and truth encounter.
Jeff is surprised at the amount of employee complaints.

Monica is taken to meet with Joseph the owner of Living Square.
Jeff hopes he can entertain her with some renovation details.
Megan cannot believe that every plumbing fixture can be provocatively described.

Andy and Megan visit the Eads' work site to supervise David the contractor and his crew. "Cracking the whip" is a term Andy prefers to use.
Andrew volunteers that "Megan will give you special favors" for speedy completion. Megan is embarrassed and asks contractor David to ignore Andy.
She is questioning the "New Day" concept when dealing with Andy's "old day" behavior.
At Gramercy Andrew's boundary free conduct is discussed with Jeff.
How are things ever going to change heading in the current direction?
Jeff keeps boundaries blurry with his own crossover fun.
Gramercy is the setting for Zoila and Gage's war zone.
When she calls him "a bitch" in "New Day" Jeff and I  have to step in: "Jenni we're stopping all this crap."Judy in Playa Del Rey has strong opinions and gives Jeff as good as she gets.
I love it.
Jeff wants her beach house, so he thinks he's on good behavior.
And he sweetly asks for a "special price."
Jeff thinks she is steps ahead of his games, because she's a therapist.
And he casually asks her to define his issues.
She without hesitation says he is "needy with low self-esteem."
I don't think these are the answers he was expecting.
She says we are both "passive aggressive."
I quickly admit to being needy with low self-esteem.
Are these the ties that bind us?

Jeff and Megan do another walk through at the Eads renovation with David. Measurements are not adding up, and Jeff is stressing.

Gage blows the whistle on Andy's office iPad photo saying, "He's a weird dude."
Snowmen with a lewd human close encounter...and carrots are involved.
Clients don't need that nasty revelation imbedded accidentally by Andy into a work file. Andy is told to remove it -- the snowmen three-way has to go.
He refuses and is clearly upset thinking we are all overreacting.
Jeff is having some very unpleasant employee realizations.

We found out Andrew has not been taking his medication.
Jeff thinks that could explain the recent behavior.
Desperate for change Jeff is on the phone with spiritual healer David Elliot.
He wants to book ailing Office Lewis for one of David's spiritual retreats in New Mexico. Six years ago Jeff first worked with David.
A three day group bonding, healing retreat is the plan.
Jeff says there is hope for so many stunned employee faces.

Monica Eads is given the revised budget by Jeff, and it's a smidgen over a million.
Her husband George is willing to look at the new numbers.

In Palm Desert and we are working on the design consultation with Judy.
What goes where is a Jeff versus Judy showdown.
Arguing over pottery placement is driving Judy to drink.
After a few she is easing up on the opposition.
This results in Jeff being given carte blanche to get on with the job.
Judy loves the end result and is talking future work.
Then she drops the bomb: she has sold the beach house.
Someone met her price and Jeff is bummed.
He thinks she played him to get good behavior and better prices.
Jeff said he played her to get the beach house.
I hope this was an educational experience.

George Eads gives a firm OK for the new budget.

Zoila does not want to participate in Jeff's planned office retreat.
"I am not going anywhere with this guy."
Zoila is not up for a Telenovela free zone that includes Gage.
Does David know what he's getting himself into?
Who heals the spiritual healer?
We might need that number. At Gramercy Gage is talking about howling at the moon.
The entire office is discussing finding your spirit animal.

Our plane lands in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Design dad drives us all to the mental medication location.
Andy gets scared when the long dirt road seems to lead nowhere.
Jeff's reference to chain saw massacre delights Jeff, and Jeff only.

NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Watch team building send Andy over the edge and...
What's next for Jeff Lewis Design?