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For the past two months I have been busy settling my family into our new home here in Amador county. We are in the middle of the Motherlode, gold is everywhere around us. After panning some mole hills on the property and finding a tiny bit of dust, I drove eight minutes down the road and panned some nice flakes out of a near by river.

The last seven years we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Benicia was our home and we had a lovely little condo with a gorgeous view of the water and the hills. After having our second daughter, the place became a little small for us and after headlining a fundraiser for Rehorse Rescue Ranch in Jamestown, we decided to move out to the foothills and to trade our urban digs for a more relaxed mountain lifestyle.

With our elevation being 3100 feet, we can expect a white Christmas just about every year. We found a place about 30 minutes up Hwy 88 from Jackson, on the way to South Tahoe. We have just over a half acre of terraced raised garden beds, a large rose garden and nearly fifty fruit trees. The persimmons are just finishing up, and the figs were incredible. Other fruit trees we have include; apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach, nectarine, white nectarine, and crabapple. Last but not least, we have eight grape vines.

We no longer have gangs in the area, unless you count the kind that run around on hooves. We have a family of about eleven deer that frequent our neighborhood and until recently used to make our yard their home. Mountain lions can be found in the area and there is a family of about nine turkeys that make our area home. A large covey of quail live here, about twenty-five of them and many other species of bird can be found in the region.

Essentially we have a little slice of paradise here up in the mountains and the quality of the home life is coming through in my readings. I am more relaxed, happier and eagerly look forward to each day. We have enough room here that in the future I will be hosting group readings, workshops and other events at our home.

The vast majority of my work is on the phone, and my clients are from all over the world. Recently I was asked if I am still making personal appearances in the Bay Area, the answer is yes, just not as often as in the past. I will continue to travel as before, where I was hosting Humane Society fundraisers and more, just expect me to travel a bit less during the winters.

Speaking of winter, this holiday season, consider giving a reading as a gift to a loved one. I will include a gift certificate via email that you can then send to the recipient via email or you can print it out and mail it. Gift certificates for a half hour reading or an hour reading are available. Simply email or call me (925-360-7469) in order to purchase one. They can be redeemed at anytime and do not expire. Gift the gift of insight and communication with your loved ones, both animal and human, living or past this holiday season.

Since moving here, our family has grown. We adopted a cat, Sophie, and a kitten, Annie Mittens, and a wonderful red heeler (cattle dog) named Peaches. We also have a rabbit, Benjamin Coco Wilson and a hamster named Tapioca.