I am now living in a peaceful, gorgeous house as part of my very last house-sitting gig. You would not believe the loveliness of this place. There is a pomegranate tree in the front yard, and pears and apples galore in the backyard. Anyhow, once I leave here, i will be living, temporarily, in a smallish tool shed. It will be cozy in there (six by four feet!) and there are lawnmowers and things in there, so it’s going to be a bit of a tight squeeze but it should be ok.
By the way, I am temporarily in Silicon Valley, and, as far as I’m concerned, the place gets a bad rap. I had no idea that the place had so many forests, hiking trails, etc. They have a lovely open-space area called Rancho San Antonio — rolling chaparral foothills, hawks, deer everywhere, quail squeaking around in the bushes, and bobcats skulking around after dusk. I think it’s amazing that a place like this thrives in the information nerve center of the world. You see young couples with strollers and joggers all over the place. It’s our little Central Park out here.