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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. […]

How to Survive Shoulder Surgery

June 23, 2021

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Hello my dear blogging friends. I hope you all are well. I love doing these weekly blog posts and I love hearing from you all! Mr. Ken has taken up the torch and has been entertaining you with his tales. And now I am back! Several weeks ago I had surgery to repair a torn […]

Music of the sixties – the British invasion

June 16, 2021

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I love music, especially the music of the sixties. I consider myself very fortunate to have been at the right age to fully witness this wonderful decade, jam packed with great music from incredibly talented performers. Many of them are now true legends in the world of music. Names like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Simon […]

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 […]

Summer memories – part two

June 2, 2021

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In part one I described our summer cottage, Hickory Lodge, and the surrounding area. In this blog I’ll talk about some of our summer activities that I still fondly look back on 50+ years later. There are a lot of activities that come to mind so I’ll save some of them for my next blog. […]

Summer memories – part one

May 26, 2021

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As Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is coming this weekend, it got me thinking about my summers when I was a kid back in New Jersey. In particular, I have lots of fond memories of summers spent at a summer cottage that my grandmother owned near a lake. Without a doubt, some of […]