Real Estate on Thanksgiving 2020 in quarantine, what a year it has been. As we near the last month of the year, it is EZ to be thankful. Real Estate has been very busy with historic low-interest rates. The buyers are still lining up to buy homes. Some sellers are moving out of state, others moving into larger homes to share with their families. Covid19 has created many college students moving back home, so many households need more space. An at-home office or home-schooling area and an extra bedroom or two are a huge plus for a listing right now.
What a vegetable garden we have this year. Just outside the Elk Grove City limits is a perfect place to live and nurture a vegetable garden. These raised planter beds have drip irrigation and organic topsoil.
The tall plants to the left climbing the iron sculptures are green beans. We pick bunches daily. There are lots of herbs and peppers, tomatoes and two kinds of squash. There are lemon cucumbers, english cucumbers as well as spaghetti squash. The strawberries and blackberries are always fresh picked and amazing with ice cream.
Definitely was not expecting our Hawaii orchids to have bloomed already. I stuck an old orchid plant in our hibiscus tree at our house in Hawaii about a year ago. Forget all about it until I noticed the orchid was attaching itself to the hibiscus tree in the photo below.
A friend had assured me that to grow Hawaii orchids, all you need to do is throw them into the trees. Keep them in a shaded environment and ignore. No fertilizer. No watering. No fussing over it.
OK, I figured, what harm could it do? Once the orchid has finished blooming, throwing it into a tree is not much different than throwing it out. It will either live or it won’t. A bunch of spent orchids I had placed on the ground under the mango tree did not make it. But the one I stuck into the hibiscus tree attached itself, as evidenced by the photograph above of our Hawaii orchids.
Where have I been that I have not eaten a Sharwil avocado? Oh, right, in Sacramento, with my nose to the grindstone selling Sacramento real estate. OMG, the Sharwil avocado is a most delicious avocado, sweet, firm and filling. From the first taste, I was absolutely hooked.
A friend gave me a Sharwil avocado that she received from another friend in Kona who harvests a number of Sharwil avocado trees in her yard. Guess they were dropping left and right so she gathered up the avocados and dropped them off at friends’ houses. Unlike the dreaded summer zucchini harvest in Sacramento, when neighbors drop bags of zucchini on your front step, ring the door bell and run, these are a sought-after delicacy.
We found a sign at the Maka’eo Walking Path noting if we walked around the path 3 times, we’d surpass 2 miles of steps for the day. Oh, man, what did we do before we counted our steps and distances? Didn’t we just walk, by putting one foot in front of the other without any goal to reach a certain number of steps before the end of the day? How did we ever make it through the day back in those dark ages without this knowledge?
Apple knows. In fact, there is a way to turn off the STAND or BREATHE function on my Apple Watch but I’m too lazy to look for it. So, instead little irritations build. Further, I am irritated that it started with 5,000 steps and then lord knows who proclaimed, no, we must do 10,000 steps a day. Screw those people. And Apple, too. Don’t let your watch tell you what to do. Resist.