Hi, yes Northern Cal real estate market is in a similar state. It is picking up, which is a really great thing. The change of career is scary as well as exciting. So far I'm liking the sense of adventure it brings me. I did a swim on Monday where I pushed the effort a bit and the next day I felt some pain. Hard to tell if it is TMS or not. But I will wait a few days before going back in the water. Running and biking are going well. Meditations are going well, too. I'm on week 6 of the 8 week program. And my friend bought me Jon Kabat's book as a gift which I've started reading. It is very interesting. I think he is credited for bringing meditation to the West if I'm not mistaken. Be well!