On a lark, Dave and I decided to attend the Laguna Beach Garden Club's "Gate and Garden Tour 2016" last week.

I walked into the office with tickets in hand and blurted out to Dave - "The garden zeitgeist, Dave. It's what we're missing in our bag of kung fu. Our judo is strong in many areas, but weak in 'gates' and 'gardens'. We need this." Dave's eyebrows shot up. "Wait, what? A garden tour? Do we have to? They probably won't even let me in. Don't you have to be a gardener or something to go on that?"

To be honest, this was a little zany. As agents, we see lovely gardens and gates and flooring and ceilings and kitchens and walls and paths and everything possibly home-related every other day. It's what we do, but apparently that wasn't enough for me.…

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