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Knowing the right time to call in ‘outside talent’

When we bought the house in Burlington, we immediately dubbed it “The Pinesteins.”

All the 60- to 80-foot-high pine trees that gave our new home shade and natural beauty seemed to make up for the fact that we missed the last bus tour of the sequoias on our last day in San Francisco and ended up taking the ferry to Sausalito, where we got sick from some seafood dish.

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