On Wednesday evening, I held a staff-appreciation party for our GRUBB Co. colleagues in my recently completed garden (and by recently, I mean the exterior lights were going in that very day)! With contributions from many of my co-workers, including DJ and John (our Brokers), there was plenty to eat and drink and the evening could not have gone better. It's events such as these that remind me why we work so hard to create a place to call "home" and why sharing it with others is even more rewarding.
It's not every day I get a good laugh, but I did last week while at Calm Salon for an overdue 3-hour Keratin treatment. Tucked in for the long haul (don't ask; my hair is extremely high-maintenance), I had one interesting conversation after another with the ladies of Piedmont as they came and went in turn. (Think Forest Gump on the bus bench).
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."
"Where do you live now?" I asked the interested young couple, with toddler in tow, who'd come to visit me at the end of last weekend's open house and were clearly smitten with my latest listing ; a cool Mid-Century. (What's not to love?)
'We're in Oakmore," they said, "but we should have bought in Piedmont. This is exactly what we want."
It's a story I can easily relate to.
Remember the Movie: You've Got Mail? (If you're a man, of course you don't. If you're a woman, you've memorized it by now.) In this charming romcom, a BIG-box book store, "Fox Books," has opened up and is threatening to drive the little book store, "The Shop Around the Corner," out of business.
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 17 years and has published more than 650 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.