My husband and I bought a huge, lovely old Colonial Revival house in Sacramento. We've been doing a lot of remodeling, and sometimes I think it will never end. Currently we're simultaneously working on remodeling a half-bath, extending the irrigation (the plot is 1.8 landscaped acres), and putting up some exterior Arts & Crafts lighting. Among many smaller projects. I have been reorganizing all my sewing stuff, which considering there are few things I hate more than tidying, is quite painful. But! Someday we will be done.

I've been looking around on the net. As far as I can tell very little is going on here in terms of costuming, historic reenactment, etc. That's hard to believe, considering Sacramento is a reasonably large and sophisticated city. I'm sure I'm missing something. There must be local groups who don't have much of an Internet presence. Can anyone who lives in this area tell me more?

Au rest, if anyone is thinking of moving out of the SF Bay Area, Sacramento has much less expensive housing. Pricewise, our house here was pretty much a direct trade for what we were paid for an undistinguished 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house in the Sunset district of San Francisco, complete with ancient galvanized plumbing and gravity furnace. This area has mature trees everywhere--all the streets, everybody's lawns, shopping malls, you name it. It's really lovely. We love the climate (no more fog!), and there's almost no traffic (compared to SF). You can get almost anywhere, including the suburbs, in 10-30 minutes. It's just great.

So, if anyone has any information on what to do here I'd be grateful.


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