Fairfield, CT. Here is a pic of the pups going out for a walk this
With the snow storm that has been pounding the Northeast and soon to hit New Fairfield, Connecticut ~ Make sure you have necessary supplies, keep safe and … Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Dean Martin ~ “Let it Snow!”
or a more recent video – “Let is Snow” by Jessica Simpson…
My Life as a Realtor ~
Difficult getting out of bed this morning – I was up late last night… again… Ha! Who am I kidding? This has been every night for almost 2 years now!! Between my Searching and Sending Listings – Promoting my Listings – my Blog – Reading and keeping up on all the news, new recipes and tips and sometimes posting on Active Rain, Zillow and Trulia – then there’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and Flickr – Oh… and my 300′ish e-mails a day. You ask, When do I have time for anything else? One of my favorite words is – Multitasking! that and getting very little sleep! The rings around my eyes are proof! But, I love what I do and hope to one day, when I’m all grown up to be a better writer.
Well enough of that – today, Wednesday – No Realtor Open House Day – Real Estate continues to be melow and that is alright since I’m also cramming in my Christmas Shopping, wrapping and decorating. I’m sure that is what most people are also doing. Although, I do have some clients that are out looking for homes. A few are looking in my home town of New Fairfield, CT. Last week, after our snow fall, we were out and they made a comment about how pretty the snow looked. I agree – here are a few photos I took today after dropping Sara off at school – these were all taken from the New Fairfield High School’s exit…
When I was a nursery school teacher, we would always celebrate the month of March with arts of crafts in honor of March coming in like a lion, and going out like a lamb.
Well, March here in the New Fairfield, CT area – as well as the Brewster, NY area – has had a harsh reminder that winter is still here. As we are under a “Winter Storm Warning” and this being the most severe winter storm of the season with areas in New Jersey as well as Long Island seeing up to 13 inches of snow and NYC schools being closed for the first time in 5 years! I just can’t believe that after having so much snow melt, we have a fresh, clean blanket of it… yet again!
My deck after our last big snow storm
After all the snow melted… finally! Taken just a few hours before the storm hit.
Photo taken this morning… and the snow still continues to come down!
Yesterday, I prepared for this storm by making a trip to Shaw’s supermarket in New Fairfield to stock up on a few things. Then after showing a home in Croton Falls, NY – a hamlet of North Salem, I took advantage of being near Block Busters and went in to rent a movie. My daughter, Amanda, has been taking a cooking class in school and offered to make dinner last night - Chicken Fried Rice – Yummy! I asked her to start early, since we have experienced once before an electrical outage smack in the middle of making dinner! I also had her double the recipe so we could have leftovers that could always be warmed up over the fire in the fireplace.
no3rdw – Flickr.com
We stocked up on wood for the fireplace, have pellets for the pellet stove, stored some water and have candles and matches on hand – again, just in case of the electric going out since the snow continues to come down and the wind is whipping everything around and is anticipated to continue through out the day and night bringing the temperatures in some areas 10 to 15 below zero!
Another important item that was on my list was to fill up the bird feeders. With all this snow, the birds and squirrels have so much difficulty finding food. As I work here at home today, I am entertained as I watch all the different birds come and go as they happily take sunflower seeds.
Bird taking a sunflower seed.
Today, my cell phone candid pic is of the snow coming down in Brewster, NY.
While out, big fluffy snowflakes came down…
Route 22 – Brewster, NY
aussiegall – Flickr.com “Cloud Reflection”
iChaz - Flickr.com “Storm Clouds on the Prairie”
For this Fridays Flickr Foto Fun Day – I have chosen a few pics of CLOUDS – in respect to all the snow and ice storms we’ve had – and another is due tomorrow!
Meanest Indian – Flickr.com “Fluffy Clouds”
linhngan- Flickr.com “Rainbow Cloud”
Nagy David – Flickr.com “Night Clouds”
As a Realtor, I have had the pleasure viewing homes throughout New York and Connecticut – and viewing many different CLOUDS- Fluffy, See-Thru, Storm, Scattered and Scary clouds! Hope you enjoy these wonderful photos taken by some very talented photographers and posted on Flickr.com
ashoct28 – Flickr.com
Clouds are everywhere – where I live in New Fairfield, CT and where I work in Brewster, NY. We are due for a wintery mix – rain and snow which will then change over to ice. Although, I am pleased to say, that it doesn’t seem to stop my buyers who are looking to purchase a home.
takacsi75 – Flickr.com
and… as long as the driveways are plowed and walkways are clean to homes that we’re viewing – I’m good to go!
GIRLintheCAFE – Flickr.com
Viewing homes in the winter does have some advantages. You can see how cozy the house is – are there drafts – or possibly rooms that are poorly heated and/or insulated. Rooms can vary – for example those with vaulted ceilings hold all the heat high above. Simply installing fans to draw the heat down can help. Or, rooms that were once a porch and now enclosed, may need more insulation and so on.
pleasantpointinn – Flickr.com
Also, while viewing the homes property in the winter, when all the leaves and shrubs are gone, helps to see the entire acreage – along with what is neighboring the property.
Lisa Sanderson – Flickr.com
So, I invite all those interested in going out to view homes – in the snow – ice – cold and wind!
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Snow! Once again, it’s snowing today. So, I’ve chosen a few Flickr photos of beautiful SNOW!
clearly ambiguous – Flickr.com
nagy David – Flickr.com
foto3116 – Flickr.com
foxypar4 – Flickr.com
Snow on my driveway!
Here in Connecticut and New York, it’s been snowing and snowing AND SNOWING!! Perfect for making a snowman! So forget about just having an illuminated snowman…
activefree – Flickr.com
Now you can make your own. So, get bundled up and go build a REAL SNOWMAN!
MGShelton - Flickr.com
nagy david – Flickr.com
The Weather Channel announced that we may have snow in the forecast for Christmas! I’m hoping it will be just enough to cover everything with a Frosty White Blanket, but not enough to interfere with all the Holiday Travelers visiting family. We know that Santa can get through any snow storm – but unfortunately, none of us have a sleigh!
clearly ambiguous – Flickr.com
Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW – and it did!
noel zia lee – Flickr.com
The kids were excited, thinking they were going to have a snow day – or at least a delay. Fortunately, the snow plows were out – plowing and sanding – making our roads as safe as possible – peace of mind for me since my husband leaves at 4:30 in the morning to make his way into New York City.
seriously photographic (Jim) – Flickr.com
Enjoy this Music Video – with Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Dean Martin
Thunder Ridge Skiing and Snowboarding Area – CLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE - is conveniently located on Route 22 in Patterson, NY on over 100 acres and approximately 75 minutes from NYC – or ride Metro North and pick up their FREE shuttle bus.
skidrd – Flickr.com
Thunder Ridgeis a family mountain with 30 trails, 3 chairlifts, a t-bar, a handtow and a magic carpet. There are slow and gentle slopes for skiers and snowboarders on all levels.
For more info call Thunder Ridge – 845-878-4100.
dirkgroeger – Flickr.com
Shahram Sharif – Flickr.com
As my daughter and I drove through our town the other day – New Fairfield, CT- I Ooooo’d and Aaaaa’d over all the lights and decorations – “What a wonderful time of the year!” I shouted. My daughter then said, “It would be REALLY nice if it snowed.”
True – SNOW is great – for sledding, skiing, making snowmen and having snowball fights! AND - while is falling, it’s SPECTACULAR!
Clearly Ambiguous – Flickr.com
My daughter got her wish – today, when we woke, we had about one inch of crisp white snow! Beautiful!…until it was time to clean off the cars, plow the driveway and shovel the paths!!
soundman1024 – Flickr.com
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