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Originally we wanted to get the final inspection done before moving in, but it turns out the house has to be primed before we can pass inspection – and it’s still too cold up here in Sonoma County for painting. Oh well! This weekend we started moving in earnest. We’d already brought up a pair […]

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My dad had a big personality, a big voice, and a love of books and theater. When I was little, he used to tell us stories and read to us. Whether it was the continuing adventures of the sisters Prunella, Arabella, and Sarsparilla or his own interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk (“And the beanstalk […]

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My sister Melanie is a sport. Her girls, Melia and Linnea, follow in her footsteps. On July 4th weekend, they were our first overnight guests. They brought a tent and camped in the yard, ate sausages off paper plates, attended Monte Rio’s July 4th festivities, and generally gloried in the vision of the Schoolhouse, while […]

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We love trees. We love redwood trees. But there are way too many redwood trees on this property. There are two right up next to the house, leaving no room for a deck. Timber #2 There are several ringing the house, creating a gloomy shadow except at high noon. We almost didn’t buy the property […]

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We all know it takes a village to raise a child. What we didn’t quite realize was that it also takes a village to rehab a property. Our little family includes: Debra the realtor – Debra’s been in West County for years. She not only knows everybody, she knows every house. She flat out refused […]

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