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  • Writer's pictureAshley Nunneley

The story of how Micah and Ashley met

The story of how Micah and Ashley met revolves around a dollhouse that Ashley happened to purchase in a collection. Ashley sells antiques and hard-to-find or collectible items online for consignors from time to time, and one day decided to list a large hand made dollhouse filled with furniture, décor and other miniatures that would surely take a specialty buyer to appreciate. She spent a full day taking inventory the dollhouse, detailing each item for a potential buyer.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Within a few weeks, the dollhouse was bought and paid for! Ashley put the dollhouse in the trunk of her Outback, and drove it to the place she normally uses to mail large and oddly shaped items. In this case, The Mail Shop said they didn’t have a box large enough, and that a custom crate would have to be made. She looked up the buyer’s address, and noticed that they lived in Bakersfield, California, about 4 ½ hours away. Instead of charging for a custom crate, Ashley decided to offer to drive the dollhouse to the buyer, Heather’s, home. Ashley had never hand delivered an online purchase, but something about a road trip while listening to her favorite podcasts felt like just what she needed at the time - and Heather said "of course!".

A few days later, Ashley left home in Sacramento, and drove to Heather's in Bakersfield. She knocked on the door, Micah answered (having gone to his sister Heather's house to help receive the dollhouse) and he joked about expecting a delivery man in overalls. He still insists that he was wearing a "BBQ stained shirt" from lunch (Ashley didn't notice). They chatted about Ashley’s appraisal business, the Sonoma wine country where she grew up and Sacramento, where Ashley had lived since 2005. They exchanged phone numbers, continued to stay in touch, and the rest is history!

Now, Heather is her sister in law, and Micah joined the estate sale & appraisal business in 2014.

Napa Wedding, Micah and Ashley

This is why Nunneley Estates & Appraisals office is located in Bakersfield, but we field all of our work in the Greater Sacramento and Northern California area - where Ashley's business was already established. They look forward to moving back up to Sacramento in 2017, but in the meantime spend a lot of time back and forth - listening to great music & podcasts together.


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