A short update
Sorry for the radio silence… been awfully busy lately.
However, we did our first official drive-by yesterday! That was fun. And informative. There were some beautiful 3-bedroom lofts in Oakland that had recently been reduced by $50,000 (!!) so we drove by to see what they were like.
The lofts themselves looked very modern/industrial/arty from the outside, which I like in theory, but I think we are more Craftsman-cottage type people. (we didn’t go inside) Anyway, the downside was the presence of several, let us say, houses of ill-repute, scattered all up and down the street. In Oakland parlance: crack houses.
Reading Never Let Me Go, and having a difficult time stopping. So good. Reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale… more about that once I finish it.