Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

Today Todd's department had an offsite meeting at The Inn in Rancho Santa Fe. Photos today courtesy of Todd. While we live only a few miles from Rancho Santa Fe, it is a whole different world. Rich people live there. Like, Bill Gates has a San Diego home there. And so do some pro baseball players and football players. And other celebrities. Forbes reported Rancho Santa Fe as having the third most expensive ZIP code in the United States, and most expensive in California, with a median home sale price of $2,585,000. Gulp. So, forget about 90210, because 92067 is where it's at! Well, it's beautiful there, that's for sure. I went to a rummage sale there once in which people lined up around the block before it even started, just to get a chance to rummage through the second-hand sales. Oh and you may have heard of Rancho Santa Fe for another more dubious reason: 39 members of the cult Heaven's Gate committed suicide in a big house in Rancho Santa Fe in 1997. The big news today was that NCR Corporation, the company that I worked at for 14 years, announced that it will move its world headquarters from Dayton, Ohio to Duluth, GA. Many Daytonians and my former co-workers are in shock. Most of the jobs will move to Georgia as well. Dayton has hit hard times with many companies moving out. GM closed its SUV plant in Moraine (suburb of Dayton) back in December. Many jobs were lost. Since I lived there for 6.5 years, my heart goes out to the people and city of Dayton. It really has fallen on hard times. NCR has been in Dayton for 125 years and has been a part of the city's history. It's a sad day there today.
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