|From the bright lights of Vegas, it was back to the Bay area where I sat in on the CSP Staging Training class...WOW! I had thought of taking the class years ago and wished over and over that I had done so. Christine Rae taught the class and it is packed full of no nonsense ideas of "the business of doing the staging business (and doing it well)." The tools and marketing ideas she gives her students are more than worth the investment of the class. If you know anyone considering getting in to the staging business, have them give me a call and I will give them the scoop. It is a "must have" for anyone serious about a staging business. While there I also got to spend time with my friend, Terrylynn Fisher who is such a dear and has been in the real estate business for over 30 years...boy does that girl know her real estate. She is one of the very busy Realtors in this market and I got to see one of her listings that had been staged. She and her husband had us for dinner one evening and I can tell you that Bob makes an awesome BBQ salmon and all the trimmings. The trip from Vegas back to the Bay area was an incredible site with all the rain California has gotten, the hills look just like a lawn and the bee keepers are madly putting out their beehives in the orchards getting ready for the fruit and nut trees to blossom. California has the largest beekeeping industry in the U.S. with over 500,000 colonies of bees. The bees are rented to the growers and the colonies can be moved up to six times a year to pollinate the fruit and vegetables. California is also the national leader in honey production.