GOT A DATE WITH A DAYDREAM…Today’s the day I take my darling granddaughter Freddie (Winifred) to Angel’s Camp for our annual viewing of The Nutcracker Suite featuring Freddie’s cousin Kaiya Hall. We always make a day of it, poking around the shops in the little foothill towns, enjoying the countryside. Great Grandpa-Granddaughter time. Years ago, I made a point of having one-on-one adventures with each of my kids. Now I get to repeat the fun with Freddie and Gilly! Life is good. God is good.

JUST LISTED AND OPEN TODAY! The Statesman Team’s John DuBois will host 700 El Capitan from 11 to 1 p.m. today. This Westside charmer is a 1548-square-foot three-bedroom two-bath home in a quiet residential neighborhood. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and tile flooring! Parquet hardwood flooring in dining room/den! Fresh paint inside and out! Priced to sell at $334,950.

THANK YOU for our BEST YEAR TO DATE! YOU know who you are. You’re the ones who entrusted your friends, your family members and yourselves to our care in 2017. About 90 percent of my business is either REPEAT business from satisfied previous clients (We call you “Forever Clients”) or REFERRAL business sent our way by our trusted advocates. We literally couldn’t do this without you. Thank you.

BECAUSE OF YOU, our own Kristina Marie Heisler put 2017’s TRANSACTION NUMBER 100 into escrow a week ago! Even if a couple of these escrows flop into 2018, it feels really good to hit the “Magic 100”. And the year’s not over! We’re still putting transactions into escrow for NEXT year! The Statesman Team thanks you.