Greetings from the SF Bay Area!
My wife and I battled the mall crowds today. Not too bad. Even the Frys Electronics trip went pretty well.
I was watching the local news last night and there was a report about a problem with mosquitos in swimming pools of foreclosed homes. I talked to a Realtor friend in Silicon Valley early this week and he said the bank on a foreclosure listing he has sent a crew to drain the pool and put a covering over it right when they took posession. Looks like not all banks are doing this.