Can you meet me at 4 pm for a draw in Mill Valley?

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Sure why not?

My office is only 41 miles from Mill Valley, sounds like a reasonable request. Oh, but at 4 pm it is a 2.5 hour ride home. Traffic patterns can be a real deterrent when trying to plan a productive day. On a race day it may take even longer... will take even longer. Sonoma Raceway changes the entire dynamic.

I remember when I could get to SF in 30 minutes now, it is about 2 hours any time of day. The saving grace is quite often having multiple stops in an area. Stopping for dinner at the Buckeye Roadhouse is a fun thing to do as well but you literally eat up some of your profits. 

They have a nice intimate bar area with a few dining booths, much cozier than the main dining rooms. If you haven't been there I would recommend going at least once. 

Back to meeting in Mill Valley at 4 pm, when I asked why the client wanted that it was because they work in SF and that way they don't have to fight traffic to get back to the city if they can meet late. So, it is clear they know the traffic issue and don't mind if it is my problem. LOL

Final draw inspection - switch-plate and duplex outlet covers not yet installed, two exterior light fixtures not installed, just wires hanging out of the wall, kitchen cabinet doors not yet installed, handrails not yet brought up to current standards... too short. At least the porta-potty was gone.

When doing a final draw, get your work items completed then call, or it will cost you another draw inspection fee. I can't tell you how many times we hear... "but it will be done in an hour" that is fine but call me in an hour. Then we leave and two weeks later we get the follow up call, okay it's all done. When can you come back out?







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