Here's a snippit of information Mark gave me some time back:
Fortunately, rentals are reasonable and plentiful. I'm looking to find an apartment in a nice complex that has a swimming pool (for Shayna when she visits) and that will minimize my commute, preferably to ten minutes or less. . . .Yes, I'm jettisoning a great deal of stuff, so this move will really be starting fresh. Looking forward to reconnecting with all my Bay Area music friends, many of whom I got to see at Camp Harmony.
I can imagine quite a list of things he might need. Pool stuff, a bike, just all sorts of things. Spare swim suits for when friends come to visit, towels, you name it! (Don't worry about being a "sensible" shopper, this is the Mudcat, after all!)