Blanca Muñoz was ready to convert the room into a mint-green paradise for 500 partygoers, but she confronted several obstacles: washing machines, assorted appliances, power tools.
She had to wait hours for all of it to be hauled away so she could drape and decorate.
"I'm tired. It's a lot of work," the Avondale businesswoman said in Spanish. "But that doesn't matter."