Bookending this January day in San Francisco

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Today is the first Friday of 2020, the second day of the abbreviated work week. So just how does a San Francisco Realtor® spend this day to kick start a great year? Often the answer is "a little of this, a little of that."

Some of my highlights today:

  • The morning started early, with my husband driving me pre-dawn to Glide where I served breakfast to roughly 600 hungry and many homeless neighbors. The morning drive down Mason Street to Ellis was beautiful, as you can see in the first photo. We finished serving and cleaning up by 9:15 today, earlier than usual since there was a large contingent of volunteers from the International High School helping.
  • After my 1.5 mile walk home, it was computer time, answering and sending emails, texts, and telephone calls.
  • At Noon a scheduled telephone conference with a potential new buyer took place, followed by research on my part, introduction to a great mortgage lender, and a flurry of emails and phone calls. We'll be ready to get started soon.
  • Mid-afternoon - a visit to my listing in a 3-unit Edwardian building in San Francisco to check on the painting and miscellaneous repairs that  are underway. We plan to have this ready for the MLS by January 21.
  • Late afternoon it was back to the computer to read a module of a training program I've undertaken.
  • 5:00 PM was time to head out the door for an evening walk with my husband. This is our time to chat over the day, share the highlights, talk over the quandaries, make plans. It was a beautiful San Francisco evening, a good match for the lovely dawn. The photo below was taken from Alta Plaza in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco; we weren't the only people who paused from their activity to enjoy the beauty.
  • And now, a large baking sheet of root vegetables is in the oven; lentil soup is in a pot heating up, dinner is ready, and I am signing off. Tomorrow is another day.January evening at Alta Plaza Park, SF
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Joan Cox - yesterday was a great way for me to start the year off on a positive, upbeat note.

Jan 04, 2020 01:10 PM #18
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Lottie Kendall
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My favorite type of day is one that includes many different activities, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - sometimes work takes center stage, other times physical or mental fitness - but the total package is what I aim for.

Jan 04, 2020 01:12 PM #19
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Lottie Kendall
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Happy New Year, Michael Jacobs - yesterday is the kind of day I like best, "a little of this, a little of that" but all productive and healthy.

Yes, George Souto - if I head to bed tonight feeling as good about the day as I did yesterday, I'll be delighted.

Jan 04, 2020 01:15 PM #20
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Lottie- looks to me like a beautiful day!!!  Living where you are, I would spend a lot of time walking! BTW- loved the soup and root veggie dinner!!! YUM. 

Jan 04, 2020 01:28 PM #21
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Two gorgeous views of your city. You most definitely had a productive day.  What a way to begin a New Year.

Jan 04, 2020 01:46 PM #22
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Kathy Streib - somehow the root vegetables came out better than usual; I had a huge serving at dinner, more as a snack in the evening watching "The Crown" and finished them off for breakfast 

Jan 04, 2020 02:13 PM #23
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Sharon Lee - there's something magical about dawn and dusk, both; quiet moments in a busy day. 

Jan 04, 2020 02:14 PM #24
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That sounds like a busy day to me, but definitely a good kind of busy!  I am glad that you are enjoying the new year so far!

Jan 04, 2020 02:28 PM #25
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Lottie Kendall
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Indeed, Brian England , a good kind of busy. I hope 2020 is off to a great start for you, too.

Jan 04, 2020 02:55 PM #26
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Hi Lottie,  Thanks for sharing your day with us.  I really like the balance you have created for yourself.  Volunteer work, exercise, career work, exercise with conversation and a relaxing, healthy dinner.  This is a great inspiration for me.  I often go way over on one of the things and throw my balance off.

Jan 04, 2020 05:06 PM #27
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That's an incredibly busy and productive day, Lottie.  I applaude your work at Glide, helping to feed the homeless.

Jan 04, 2020 08:29 PM #28
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Many days are much more lopsided, Bob Crane , but if I overdo in one area, I try the next days to make up for it.

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I've been volunteering at Glide once or twice a month for about 9 months now; it's a very rewarding experience and I always come away with some new realization. Yesterday, for example, I noticed how kind and thoughtful one diner could be of another. 

Jan 04, 2020 09:26 PM #29
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Lottie:

Well it sounds like an awesome day to me! Bet you are looking forward to the next day with more awesomeness!

Jeff

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It appears you had your day well within order and very balanced Lottie Kendall 

Jan 05, 2020 09:11 PM #31
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Goor Morning Lottie,

Your daily affirmations in practice, I should say. :)

Have a blessed year and years!

 

Jan 06, 2020 02:56 AM #32
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Good morning Dorie - sounds like the year and first Friday started strong.  I am sure you are beginning the first full productive week today.

Jan 06, 2020 06:18 AM #33
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - it was a great day, and this is starting out to be a stellar week. Hoping the same for you.

Jan 06, 2020 07:52 AM #34
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  - I love a well-balanced day; if each day can't be balanced, I strive for a balanced week! 

Jan 06, 2020 07:53 AM #35
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Hello Maria Gilda Racelis - my affirmations get my day off on the right foot. Wishing the same for you.

Jan 06, 2020 07:54 AM #36
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Hello Grant Schneider - I'm excited about this week, the first full week of the year.

Jan 06, 2020 07:55 AM #37
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