What’s Next: Bad Day Remedy? Free Fun!

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Some days you just don’t want to get out of bed.  No reason, except no reason.  The day-to-day that was satisfying and comfortable last week now seems dull and discouraging.

Bad days happen, and when they do it’s important to remember something my mother, and probably everybody’s mother, said: “This, too, will pass”.

And, remarkably, it does. A surprise phone call from an old friend,  terrific news from an offspring, a walk beside the bay with your significant other, or just a great meal out can be all you need.  These softly cheerful things can so often improve one’s day.

That’s why I love posting these weekly notices of local free fun. Finding something interesting or fun to do when you’re feeling low can be a real mood changer–and when you change your mood, you change your life.

So here’s today’s list of fun, FREE activities around our beautiful Bay Area:

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Lots of free museum entries today, and here’s a list of many of them.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2
Free admission to the San Francisco Zoo

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Free salsa dance lessons in Emeryville

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Oakland’s First Friday block party

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5
BART’s Transbay Tube is CLOSED. Here’s how to get across the Bay.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Sunday Matinee at the Starry Plow in Berkeley

Hope any or all of these are merry mood changers for you if need be, and just plain good entertainment if not. In any case, Have a great week, and remember me if you’re looking for a Real Estate Agent.  Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris_sig

Chris Neddersen
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next: Imperfect but Edible & Bay Area Free Fun

french supermarkets.

Did you know that the French are making it illegal to waste perfectly good food?  Supermarkets will be barred from deliberately spoiling unsold food so it cannot be eaten.  (They do that to prevent poor people who dumpster dive from getting ill from spoiled food.)

You can read more at the link above, but in short, the idea is that supermarkets will sign contracts with charities to get edible food nearing the pull date into the hands of people who are hungry.

Here in the Bay Area, a startup is collecting “imperfect” food and offering home and office delivery of “deliciously disfigured” food at a discount prices for folks in Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville.  Click here to get your own imperfect produce delivered to your door at a 30% discount off supermarket prices!

Now that we’ve got cheap dining covered, let’s see what fun, FREE activities are in store this week in the Bay Area.

TUESDAY AUGUST 24TH
Artists talk about using recycled plastic in their work

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25TH
Learn about our beautiful Bay from the US Army Corps of Engineers

THURSDAY AUGUST 26TH
Soulful sounds of Clynton Oliver Cox at the Yerba Buena Gardens

FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH
Free Harbor Tours from the Port of Oakland

SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH
Destiny Art Center Street Party in Oakland

SUNDAY AUGUST 29TH
Free performance of King Lear at John Hinkel Park in Berkeley

Have a great week, and remember me if you’re looking for a Real Estate Agent.  Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris_sig

Chris Neddersen
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

Solar Panels: Are They Right for You or Your Home? Google it!

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Solar panels seem like the right thing to do in terms of energy efficiency.  I hear great things: stories of energy bills going down, down, down and people actually selling energy back to the power companies.  I can’t testify as to the truth or falsity of these claims, all I know is anecdotal.

I often wonder if, in the often foggy Bay Area, solar panels will work as they should. Will the cost of installing panels pay me back in the long run? Is my roof in the right configuration for maximum solar panel effectiveness?

Google to the rescue! That’s right, Google. It’s called Project Sunroof and if you click the link provided you’ll be taken to a page that will tell you how much money you will save if you install solar panels.  Just type the address of your home, or the home you’d like to buy, in the box provided, and they’ll do the calculations for you.

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris_sig

Chris Neddersen
Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

 

What’s Next: Back to the Bay & Area Free Fun

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View from the Hunter Hill Rest Stop in Vallejo

We had a lovely visit up north.  We saw our son play Prince Hal in Henry IV (part 1) and enjoyed our visit with him in Seattle. We had only a few complaints with our road trip. A few words to the wise if you’re traveling to the north country.

I now know why they call Ashland “Ashland”.  During fire season, and the California Lake County fires were raging,  the smoke converges in the valley.  Air is so bad people plan to be indoors for the duration. Thank goodness we were just traveling through.  The air didn’t sweeten until we hit the Rogue River area.

Then we endured Portland. It’s very crowded in Portland. Lots of people, lots of traffic.  Crossing the Columbia River we thought we were home free until we entered Olympia.  It took us THREE HOURS to travel the thirty miles to Tacoma.  Google promised us a 7.5 hour drive between Ashland and Mercer Island.  12 hours later we fly into the island parking lot almost as soon as the play began.

We made it, and enjoyed the rest of our stay, but I was so pleased when, on our return trip, we crested Hunter Hill in Vallejo and saw the beautiful Bay Area stretched out before us! HOME.

There really is no place like home, especially if you live in the Bay Area.  Here’s this weeks list of local Free Fun! Lots of music this week.

eI hope you’re enjoying your summer, and remember to give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next? VACATION time & East Bay Free Fun

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August is the coolest month as far as I’m concerned.  Why? because this is my birth month (hurray for me!) and that’s great but better yet, in a few weeks we’re going on vacation.

We’re road-tripping up north, praying for rain just to feel it’s cool freshness on our skin; but the usual drippy-ness of northern climes are elusive this year.  The weather has been so hot the average river temperature is in the 60’s, which is very hard on spawning salmon.

The drought is hard on all of us on the Best Coast, so no matter what you do this summer, save water, pray for El Nino, and have fun!

For those of you staycationing, here’s some free fun for you for the month of August

I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your summer, and remember to be sure to give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market

Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley