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Onyx Media Belgium – how NOT to do marketing

August 4, 2021

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Okay, time for another rant about really, really annoying marketing. Once again it is about idiots who think that annoying someone with multiple emails will mean that one will do business with them. Shame on you Onyx Media Belgium! Not only have you been sending multiple emails to me, but you are sending these emails […]

Breathing a sigh of relief

July 28, 2021

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To say it has been a long 19 months is an understatement. As we slowly start to come out of shut down and COVID scares, life is returning to normal. But old habits die hard, I still wear a mask when I go in stores or anywhere indoors; I keep supply of disinfectant wipes in […]

Real estate done right

July 21, 2021

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So last week was my rant about aggressive real estate agents. This week is about an agent who does things right. I want to give a shout out to Michael McQuillan, a local real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. In full disclosure, I grew up with Mike and am friends with him on Facebook. I […]

Enough with the aggressive real estate agents!

July 14, 2021

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QUICK NOTE: I’m writing this week, but never fear. Mr. Ken still has a few blog posts up his sleeve, so he will be back. The housing market here in Massachusetts is hot, to say the least. There is a lot of pent up demand, but not a lot of inventory on the market. So, […]

Our C.C. cam is now live!

July 7, 2021

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NEWS FLASH: Mr. Ken so enjoyed writing guest blog posts, that he wanted to do another one! This one is all about the antics of one of our chipmunks, CC. Enjoy! As I’ve written about in previous blogs here, I like working on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around our house. One project that I’ve been planning […]

More tips on surviving shoulder surgery

June 30, 2021

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I have a few more tips to help you get through shoulder surgery. Actually, these tips could apply to getting through any type of surgery. 1. Physical therapy is the key to success. I can’t emphasize this enough. When I was researching recovery from shoulder surgery, this is the one piece of advice everyone had. […]

Summer Memories (and mischief) – part 3

June 9, 2021

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In my last blog I wrote about some of the fun things we did at our family’s summer cottage, Hickory Lodge, in northwestern NJ. There are so many things we enjoyed while there and this blog will talk about more of them and, a little mischief we may have been part of too. One of […]

Time for Dairy Queen!

September 30, 2020

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It was time for another road trip this weekend. And where else would we go but to our favorite Dairy Queen to get a Blizzard treat. This time we brought the “guys” with us, Sir Oliver and Sir Angus. As you can see they enjoyed the Blizzard too. We got our favorite, cappuccino heath bar […]

Yum, fresh corn

September 23, 2020

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These days, it is the little things that make my day. For one, it is fresh corn from our local farmstand. It can’t get much fresher than this; they pick it every morning and bring it to the farm stand. Not to be forgotten, but we even have little corn ears for Sir Oliver and […]

Happy Sir Oliver Day!

September 9, 2020

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With the continuing barrage of bad news these days, we must find reasons to celebrate. For us, we just finished celebrating Sir Oliver Day. It was a year ago on September 4, when we “adopted” Sir Oliver from the Buckingham Palace Gift Shop (that’s in London, in case you all didn’t know). So we had […]