This is my story of my recent experience with the Building Department for Mendocino County. It is probably not going to be a surprising story for anyone who has had to deal with this department but if my experience is typical, things really need to change.
I haven’t been able to write much since I came back from the trip to Cabo. It was Pinot Fest, then I caught the bad cold that’s going around and then we had some family health emergencies to deal with. But things have settled down a bit.
Coming back from vacation is hard enough; one is relaxed and then gets slammed with all sorts of calls to return, emails to read and respond to and just the regular day to day stuff. But coming back and finding out that one of the nicest, best people in the Valley had died was really hard.
It never occurred to me as I sat in the little “gas station” office of North Country Real Estate from the fall of 2010 until the fall of 2016, as I watched the renovation of the Live Oak Building that one day I would own that building and the property it sits upon. On Friday afternoon, April 5th, 2019, that is what happened.
February has flown past and here it is almost the end of the month and so many of my monthly tasks remain undone. February is personally busy because of my husband’s birthday and our “date anniversary” of the 13th; on top of that we were busy with a charity wine tasting in San Francisco (for the Mission YMCA) and the usual round of new listings, photography for said listings and showings on those and other listings. And then yesterday I was called for jury duty in Ukiah.
On Tuesday evening, January 29, 2019, I attended a “Boonville Planners” meeting regarding the water and sewer project for the town of Boonville. The project has been in the works for about four years, although the idea has been around since the 1950s. This current iteration was prompted by Frank Wyant who was frustrated that a water project failed in the 1980s and realized quickly that the new Proposition 1 funds would be a great way to help the town after a 35-year hiatus of available funding. Because of Frank’s push, Boonville was one of the first in line for these funds.
I’m back in the saddle both literally and figuratively. I was given the OK to walk, ride my bike and swim about two weeks ago. This has enabled me to both get back on my bicycle and to feel like I can once again really dig into my work in real estate. Over the past weeks I’ve had to hand off my showings to other agents in the brokerage…
About a week ago my husband was notified that one of his uncle’s had been found dead at home of natural causes. He was 82, the oldest living sibling of my husband’s mother. He had lived in Alturas for about the past 30
Goodbye 2108. A lot happened last year and it will be of help moving into 2019. I did a big push in marketing, updated the company logo, created new business cards and signs and finished it up by updating our website (many thanks to Lemon Fresh Design here in Boonville).
At the time of this writing it has been just over a week since I had surgery on my left foot to remove a broken sesamoid bone. I am not sure exactly when or how this break happened, though my suspicion is that it involved a horse about 20 years ago. But however it happened I have had pain in that foot for about the last decade. It increasingly got worse; for a while it would hurt, I would stop my daily hikes, it would get better. Then I’d start hiking again and it would start hurting.
It has been a few weeks since I had a chance to sit down and write. And there’s been quite a few things to write about! First, we went to New York for a long weekend from the 1st to the 5th. My friend Erin entered the lottery for the NYC marathon and got in so I decided to head out there to cheer her on. Van and I were joined by Peggy Ridley, who had never been to New York. It was a whirlwind of a trip!