I just posted my intro here as well- and I too, am hooked on MBB! So many great people who make the site fun and helpful!
My intro is a long one (I never seem to be short on words...only time), but in the "book" I wrote, I did mention living in Northern Cal. I worked part time for Polo Ralph Lauren, and went to Sacramento every month! One of my best friends from Las Vegas even ended up moving there with her family, so I enjoyed my time there! We lived halfway between Sac and San Francisco- near Napa and Fairfield...loved everything there except the cost of living.
Now we're in the St. Louis area, and though I'm not a fan of winter (and these last 3 days are more winter than we've had in a few years!), the cost of living is awesome, so we finally have the big house I waited for, and extra money (so we can travel and visit CA now!).
Welcome to the site- I hope to talk with you again sometime!