A couple of weeks have passed since I last had a chance to sit and write. In that time I finally visited Hyampom, the town where my beau is working part of the time. It's a very remote, very rural place; it's quite pretty but it has nothing on Anderson Valley. It's also very cold - the elevation of the valley is not high, but it's surrounded by very tall mountains and when the cold air settles it settles in Hyampom. Thanksgiving came and went during that time as well. We were in Cottonwood with my beau's family. It was a very nice time, lots of family and good food, of course. I also took advantage of being close to Redding and Anderson and availed myself of the shopping to be had there.
I've been back for a couple of weeks and have been very busy. First I was helping plan the ICW holiday party, which ended up being a lot of fun. We were able to use Rivers Bend Retreat center and it was beautiful. Burt at Boont Berry did the food and it was delicious as always. We had a good turn out and everyone had a good time.
The second thing I was busy with was having some clients out to do their inspections on a property they are wanting to buy. I have mentioned this before, but I'll mention it again - if you're thinking of putting your property on the market, it pays to do some homework. In this case, a little effort by the seller could have saved the dual surprises of finding out the leach field for the septic wasn't functioning and that the house needs a new roof - now. Now the seller faces the costs to rectify both of these items at a time when he was just hoping to sell and be done. If you have any questions about what you should research before you get ready to sell, drop me a line; I'm here to help.
I leave for a week in Cabo San Lucas on Monday, so I'll miss another week but I'll catch you up when I return.