Living the San Francisco Dream


This is a Great Day!

Today is a wonderful day!

I've been putting in l-o-o-o-n-g hours lately; 70 of them the first week in November, 50 this week. They've been successful hours, with 3 pending sales in escrow at present. One is set to close 11/28/12; one 12/5/12; one 12/14/12. It's a great way to wrap up the year.

I hadn't had a day off for 13 days, and that wears on one. However, this weekend has refreshed and revived me.

Yesterday I worked only 3.5 hours, taking care of paperwork for one of the 3 pending sales; half the day was spent house cleaning (PS: I hate dusting!) I did manage a quick-paced walk to my branch library (more about that another time) and then a 5-block dash in the rain with my husband, daughter and son-in-law to a favorite neighborhood restaurant (another blog post to come.) By the time I went to bed, I felt refreshed, relaxed, healthy and happy. A perfect set-up for a wonderful day today.

This is a great day:

  • SF Urbanathlon 11.18.20128:00 AM -- wake up (a luxury for a 5:30 AM riser)
  • 9:00 AM -- quick paced 1.3 mile walk down the hill to the Marina Green to watch my son-in-law tackle one of the obstacles in the Urbanathlon
  • 10:00 AM -- strolled over to the nearby Farmers' Market at Fort Mason. Purchased: 2 Bartlett pears, 1 Asian pear, large golden raisins, shelled walnut halves, grape tomatoes, 2 bunches red seedless grapes, 2 small onions, 1 bunch young carrots, 1 bunch golden beets, 6 boiling potatoes, button mushrooms, green beans, 2 Meyer lemons, a piece of swordfish, a wedge of Nicasio Valley rubbed-rind cheese, and fresh sourdough bread. And for breakfast: 2 freshly cooked potstickers. (I definitely am a fan of our year-round farmers' markets here in SF.)
  • vegetables at an SF farmers' market11:00 AM -- back at the house with my freshly showered and happy son-in-law, daughter and husband, enjoying nibbles from the Farmers' Market. (All tomatoes are gone; we did a great job on the cheese, too.)
  • Noon -- cleaning up my real estate signs from last weekend's open houses (townhouse sold on Wednesday), sorting through our storage cage in our condo; putting everything in it's place
  • 2:00 PM -- Computer time! Active Rain time! Weekly planning time! Time for personal emails and photo organization!
  • 4:30 PM -- early supper cooked by my husband - swordfish, green beans, bread from the Farmers' Market.
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM -- my time! Time to put the music on, read, enjoy a cup of ginger tea. Time to check into Active Rain again. Time for phone calls to family.
  • 8:30 PM -- Quick walk 1.2 miles to Davies Symphony Hall to hear a short (15-minute) concert by amateur musicians, my husband among them, and then a walk home together.

Did I say this has been a great day?

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • November 18 2012 07:26PM


Great Day!  Yes we work hard and the hard work pays off.  I also rarely take off time and I hope to have Thanksgivign off as a day to share with family and friends and to be greatful for all the success Ihave experienced this year.

Thanks for posting.

Posted by Tamara Schuster, Realtor Broker - Naperville (Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois) almost 8 years ago

Hi Tamara - a day like today recharges my batteries like no other! Hope you get time good time off on Thanksgivin. Congratulations on your great year!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago

I always chuckle that how a woman's day "off" always includes housework, cooking and shopping.... ; )

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) almost 8 years ago

Strange but true, isn't it, Brenda? That was yesterday, and actually the cleaning made a nice change from the mental work of real estate. And my husband cooked dinner tonight. And the farmers' market isn't a chore--it's a treat.

I guess a break in routine is what's really refreshing!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago

Sounds like a perfect Sunday, Lottie... I am anxiously awaiting a day off around the 29th of November and then again on 12/8 through 12/13... yeah!!


Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) almost 8 years ago

Days off are hard to come by, aren't they? Another reason for us to be thankful.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago

Wow!  You really did have a great day.  There's nothing quite like closing a bunch of business to put one in a great mood to enjoy some well deserved R&R.

Posted by Bryan Robertson almost 8 years ago

Hi Bryan - that's true; now, if I could only sleep and keep that feeling of well-being. That's the challenge.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 8 years ago