After 7 years, my patience has been rewarded

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Two days ago I received an email which read:

"Hi Lottie,
Your wait seems to be over! There are a couple plots available at Ft. Mason Community Garden!
Please contact me and we'll talk about the procedure and schedule a time to meet.
If you are no longer interested, please let me know."

After 7 long years of waiting, I finally had moved to the top of the waiting list for a garden plot at the Fort Mason Community Garden! I was elated!

And then the doubts began to creep in:

  • when will I find the time to plant and care for my garden?
  • what do I want to plant?
  • I don't remember much from my gardening day
  • What if it's too much trouble, more than it's worth?

After those initial doubts, though, I now find myself excited, thinking thoughts like:

  • a Meyer lemon tree, flowers to beautify my home, probably some lavender, and basil and.....
  • I'm looking forward to meeting, working with and sharing ideas with a great group of San Franciscans
  • what a marvelous venue, giving me time to think and reflect, to lay plans for my business in beautiful surroundings

Yes, I'll be following up, setting an appointment, choosing my gardening spot and making plans.

Life is good!

garden plot, Ft. Mason Community Garden, SF

 

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - hello Alexandra - I'll probably bore you with my fledgling gardening efforts, but I'm looking foward to carving out the time to experiment at Ft. Mason.

Will Hamm - I started out 200-something on the waiting list; at least my time has come while I'm still ambulatory 

Feb 02, 2017 03:08 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I think this gardening venture will be fun, Nina Hollander - I'm thinking color, lots of color! And fragrance! Perhaps a few English pea plants next year....

Feb 02, 2017 03:10 PM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Lottie you've written about this before - right?  I remember you having to wait so long  or was I dreaming this up.  So fun - you're going to love it!

Feb 02, 2017 03:20 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Lottie- the wait was worth it and now we all can't wait to see the fruits of your labor!  Have fun with your planting. 

Feb 02, 2017 05:56 PM #12
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Joe Pryor
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I am so glad that the waiting was for a garden plot instead of the other kind. I wish you the greenest of thumbs!

Feb 02, 2017 06:50 PM #13
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Congrats Lottie Kendall in achieving your green thumb paradise. Worth it!

Feb 02, 2017 09:26 PM #14
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Bob Crane
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Congratulations Lottie, this could be a good activity to do with your daughter.  Yielding a bountiful harvest and enjoying a good bonding activity at the same time.

Feb 02, 2017 11:08 PM #15
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Life is good and that is great news to receive!!!  I look forward to hearing more about your garden and see how it turns out.

Feb 03, 2017 06:05 AM #16
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lottie and congratulations. This sounds like sooooo much fun. Enjoy.

Feb 03, 2017 06:13 AM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Community gardens are becoming increasingly found in the Greater Sacramento area.  They provide an opportunity for urban dwellers to hoan their green thumb.

Feb 03, 2017 09:26 AM #18
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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That is very exciting Lottie! What a wonderful opportunity for so many wonderful experiences!

Feb 03, 2017 04:12 PM #19
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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If you like raspberries, they grow like weeds and will give you a couple of crops a year. Potatoes? They keep coming up too, just leave the small ones in there. Neither get eaten by slugs, my mortal enemies in my garden. That's it. I'm done.

Feb 03, 2017 04:15 PM #20
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Anna Banana Kruchten - you have a good memory. Yes, I've written about the gardens before, and my spot on the waiting list. I'm starting to get excited!!

Hi Kathy Streib - thanks! I'll be reading my "Sunset Garden Book" in the evenings to come, to figure out what to plant. (I haven't yet figured out how I'll make the time!)

Hello Joe Pryor - your comment made me smile. Happy I am that it's a garden plot I've acquired! 

Feb 03, 2017 06:59 PM #21
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington and Brian England - I'm sure I'll be posting progress at "my" garden plot from time to time. I'm getting excited.

Bob Crane - you're right--Rachael is as excited as I am, and my husband (not a gardener) has volunteered to help. I think we'll have a family project, with lots of good times.

 

Feb 03, 2017 07:02 PM #22
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Lottie Kendall
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After living in a condo for 5 years, and too busy many years before then, gardening will be a new adventure, Sheila Anderson - I'm looking forward to it.

Hello Myrl Jeffcoat - I think in any community where there are a lot of high rises, community gardens are in demand. I had to wait 7 years to get one of the scarce plots. Other community gardens in the city have shorter wait times, but I can walk to this one - 30 minutes and I'm there!

Feb 03, 2017 07:04 PM #23
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I'm getting excited now, Donna Foerster - not sure from which pot I'll snatch the necessary time, but new things are good.

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - I hadn't though of raspberries .... I'll think about that--could work well.

Feb 03, 2017 07:06 PM #24
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Oh my gosh, Lottie Kendall - let those fears go and your green thumbs sprout! I'm excited to see what you plant and what spot you get!  Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes - such good 'therapy!'  ENJOY! 

Feb 04, 2017 05:45 PM #25
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Lottie

Having your own garden at Ft Mason Community Garden will be a great opportunity to grow your own fresh produce.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 04, 2017 06:19 PM #26
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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I had to read this post to see what you would be willing to wait anxiously for 7 years.  Kudos on your patience.  m

Feb 04, 2017 06:24 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Debe Maxwell - fears are gone; excitement reigns! I chose my garden plot yesterday.

Hello Lou Ludwig - fortunately for us, we have wonderful year-round farmers' markets for produce. I'll try my hand with flowers in this shady garden plot

Happy Sunday, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - this community garden will be a fun experience for me - I'm very excited.

Feb 05, 2017 11:52 AM #28
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