Although I certainly take for granted power to our house for lights, fresh drinking water, and the beautiful community pool literally just a few steps out our doorstep, I think the thing that I take for granted most is how accessible this area is to all sorts of fun activities.
3 hours to snow in Tahoe
1.5 hours to Wine Country (depending on where you live in Bay Area)
30 minutes to San Francisco
Great public libraries and on the Peninsula
Two baseball and two football teams for sporting fun
and the list goes on…..