We have officially been in our new house for 2 weeks today. We've managed to unpack most of the boxes and arrange the little furniture we have to make things livable. We've even had our first guests over - close friends only, since seating options are minimal at the moment!
I just had my semiannual checkup with my dentist, and my husband is going in next month when he gets his braces off after an epic 3-year slog with the most perfectionist orthodontist in history. It sounds bizarre, but I adore my dentist Dr. Jeremy Velasco. A friend of mine referred me years ago and I've been a loyal client ever since. Dr. Jeremy himself is friendly, kind, and obviously cares about his work and patients. All his hygienists are really nice and particularly good at striking that weird balance of conversation when you have your mouth full of dental tools. Plus, the front office ladies are super sweet and remember everyone by name! If you feel like visiting the dentist is always impersonal and an upsell, give Dr. Jeremy a try - I once asked about a whitening treatment my friend raved about and he talked me right out of it since I didn't actually need it!
The first snow of the season came to the northern Sierras this week, and skiers are chomping at the bit to get out there. It has snowed on Halloween weekend for the past 3 years straight, so I'm still not holding my breath about what that might mean for the rest of the season, but it's great to see the fluffy white stuff falling again! Be sure to check out Unofficial Alpine (or the Unofficial Networks page for your mountain of choice) to get the real story on snowfall, mountain opening, and more local issues.