Thanks, Elsewhere, for putting up the video - what memories it brings back!
I really appreciate your response as you deciphered my not-too-obscure meaning. At least I thought so.
I went to school in San Francisco proper, not the Daly City of song fame. It was a 4-stor[e]y row apartment I occupied, for $40 a month. And yes ... a box in Sonoma County would be the ideal. Been there as well as Alcatraz Island and I, too, have had that epiphany.
Seems we can relate on all counts, mate! BTW, I've been to NSW and almost moved there! Almost ...
CoCo de Californie