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My Life as a Realtor – Day 38

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 38:

A really, really easy day – and very well appreciated!  Matt – from Tech Gurus – 646-867-0778 – came over to drop off David’s computer – he had just dropped off Melissa’s lap top a few day ago… what would we do without him.  He comes to our house – charges near to nothing compared to shops that I’ve been to in the past and he is always available when I have a question about purchasing a new cameraweb cam – and lap top or computer.

After working a bit in the morning – Amanda, Sara and I went school shopping to Marshall’s in Danbury.  Awesome prices for lots of great clothes and shoes.

SSPX0521                                                              Amanda at Marshall’s

I believe most everyone is enjoying these last few days of summer vacation and busy getting kids ready for school since my cell phone only went off a few times with e-mails during the entire time I was out.

August 29, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decks & Patios from HGTV

Here are some great design ideas for Decks and Patios from HGTVPro.com

Deck - timtimes                                                                     Timtimes – Flickr.com

August 29, 2009 Posted by | HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post ~ Summer Moments

For this Friday’s Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post I have chosen a few pictures from Flickr.com taken by fantastic photographers of ~ Summer Moments – say that 5 times fast!

Cascais, Portugal - pedrosimoes7                                                 Pedrosimoes7 – Flickr.com – Cascais, Portugal

 Lighthouse horses - priotography                                                Priotography – Flickr.com – Lighthouse Horses

 flower - aussiegall                                                           aussiegall – Flickr.com – Flower

 Fishing - Ham guy                                                           Ham guy – Flickr.comFishing

Sunflowers - chrisada                                                            Chrisada – Flickr.com – Sunflowers

Lift off - aussiegall                                                          aussiegall – Flickr.com – Busy Bee

Fair - kevindooley                                                            kevindooley – Flickr.com – Fair

Hose - Krikit                                                                   Krikit – Flickr.com – Hose

Cherries - lepiaf.geo                                                               lepiaf – Flickr.com – Cherries

Grilled Veggies - woodleywonderworks                                                 woodleywonderworks – Flickr.com – Grilling

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 37

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 37:

HPIM2457                                                Making my way to the home in Mahopac, NY

Big and busy day today – Started out this morning by meeting my clients at the home they were purchasing in Mahopac, NY  – to do their walk through.  After making sure all was well – toilets flush, faucets for both hot and cold water run,  attic cleaned out, looked over the home inside and out – we were off to the closing in Bedford Hills, NY.

SSPX0511                                              Sellers attorney’s office – Bedford Hills, NY

After the closing, I went to the officeCentury 21 VJF Realty – did some work and then headed to Elmsford, NY – to the Hampton Inn for a seminar in Short Sales – very informative.

HPIM2462                                                        Hampton Inn – Elmsford, NY

Afterwards, Linda – our Broker/Owner, Eva, Caroline and I, went to The Cheese Cake Factory in White Plains, NY – What a lovely end to a wonderful day!


August 28, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 36

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 36:

Well, an easy day – work wasn’t very demanding today – only had about 20 phone calls – under 200 e-mails – wrote 2 Blog post – 1 Fax – and of course tending to the house, kids and pets filled in the rest of the day.

Drove Jonathan to Loews Movie Theatre in Danbury.  He watched Shorts and then went to a friends.

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David had to go to West Conn – so much involved in registering Melissa and David for college – maybe by our fifth child, I’ll be a pro!

blog 190                                           Western Connecticut State University

For dinnergrilled chicken – one of my favorite foods to eat.  Since school begins next week, Melissa and David have some friends over.  Thankfully, they are all watching a movie and not making much noise.  Tomorrow is a big day – since July 17th, my clients have been patiently waiting to close on their first home.  Tomorrow is finally their big day!

August 27, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snacks for During and After School

With School almost in section – here are some great ideas from Food Network – Healthy Eats – Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School.

Apple & Orange - TheBusyBrain                                         TheBusyBrain – Flickr.com

August 26, 2009 Posted by | The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 35

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 35:

What a gorgeous day out – in the 80’s – sunny, but comfortable.  So comfortable, we were able to turn the air off and open our windows for some fresh air!

SSPX0501                     Enterance to Candlewood Town Park ~ New Fairfield, CT

Worked from home again – drove Jonathan to meet with some of his friends at  Candlewood Lake Town Beach in New Fairfield – 5 minutes from home – to meet with some of his friends.


Then I dropped our car rental off at New Fairfield Auto Body so that Enterprise can pick it up in the am – Oh, that Ford Focus will be missed!  When Joe gets back from Portugal, we will have to go car shopping and he’s insisting on a pick up truck. 


Then -work, work, work…

Clean, clean, clean…

Back to pick up Jonathan –


Dinner, dinner, dinner…

Then Melissa and I went to Shaw’s – just a few things needed.  And back home to –

Work, work, work…  until about 2am since I have a busy day tomorrow.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, Home, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 34

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 34:

Another day come and gone – summer is quickly coming to an end and it’s making me depressed.  I LOVE SUMMER!  Don’t care for the humidity, and this summer has not been bad.  So, I really, really don’t want summer to end.

Worked from home today – phone calls, e-mails, potential new client…

Then a trip to the A & P in Danbury with Sara and Amanda.  I enjoy taking one or a few of the kids with me.  The girls did all the recycling while I covered over half of my shopping.  They also stood in line at the deli and helped bag the groceries and pack the car – the rental from EnterpriseFord Focus – that will be returned since Joe is in Portugal.  Nice little car, has a built in I-Pod player and the girls and I had fun listening to all my songs!  Ha!  They only like a few of them – here’s one –

HPIM2427                                           All I Want to Do – Sugarland

Then back home… 

HPIM2429                                         About to pull into my driveway…

And the best part of the day, I finally spoke with Joe!  I had been trying all day, but he, his parents, brother and family and his sister and family – who are all there on vacation – went to Fatima – the Holy Land of Portugal.

Fatima 2 - Beyond Forgetting                                     Beyond Forgetting – Flickr.com – Fatima

We downloaded Skype to the girls mini Dell computers – since they have a built in web cam – so, we not only spoke with Joe – we saw him and he us – Skype is so cool!

Every year that my in-laws go to Portugal, they always visit Fatima and then take advantage of the over 2 hour trip and take in a few other beautiful places.  One other place that they also always visit is Nazare – which is located on the Atlantic coast.  This beautiful beach with panoramic views of crystal blue water is also one of my favorite places to visit.  The view from the top is magnificent!

HPIM2442                                   Family Photo ~ Nazare ~ Summer 2004

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Music & Songs, I-Pod, I-Tunes, My Life as a Realtor, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


Since Hubby Hub is in Portugal for the next few weeks,  I am sharing with you some photographs from Flickr.com – showing the landscape, people and food of Portugal.

Porto Portugal - predrosimoes7                                                         predrosimoes7 – Flickr.com – Tile Work

Batalha 2 - pereiraalexandre20                                                    pereiraalexandre20 – Flickr.com – Batalha

Nazare - Rui Ornelas                                                             Rui Ornelas – Flickr.com – Nazare

Madeira - Joao Maximo                                           Joao Maximo – Flickr.com – Botanical Garden in Madeira

 Fish in Portugal - Gaetan Lee                                                             Gaetan Lee – Flickr.com – Sardines

Sintra - Fr Antunes ( in Holidays)                                                   Fr Antunes ( in Holidays) – Flickr.com – Sintra

Fatima - Beyond Forgetting                                                            Beyond Forgetting – Flickr.com – Fatima 

 Ribatejo - Fr Antunes ( in Holidays)                                                             Fr Antunes – Flickr.com – Fishing Boats

Leiria - pereiraalexandre20                                                        Pereiraalexandre20 – Flickr.com – Leiria

Madeira - vigour                                                                   Vigour – Flickr.com – Madeira

Pasteis de Nata - Gaetan Lee                                         Gaetan Lee – Flickr.com –Pasteis de Nata – Custard Pasteries

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 33

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 33:

Busy today, but not as usual and I was grateful for that since I had a headache that just wouldn’t leave!  My mother suffers from them and they are not fun.  But I keep chuggin away knowing that it will eventually pass.

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I called Portugal again today – and again, Joe was not at home – he is taking advantage of every minute he’s there – good for him!  We are setting up a Skype account so that me and the kids can chat and see him for the next few weeks that he’ll be there.  I also spoke with my mom, who lives about 2-1/2 hours away from where Joe is.  Hopefully, we will be seeing her this fall.

My day continued – putting work aside for a bit and tending to the house – everyday I vacuum and/or swiffer my floors – and everyday Remi attacks what I’m cleaning with.  After a bit, he gave up on taking the vacuum hose from me and decided to chase Moe – here is where Moe ended up…


David made dinner tonight – a very delicious roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies and a flat bread with fresh homegrown tomatoes and mozzarella – Mmmmm!

August 24, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Colorful Kitchen Designs – HGTV

I love HGTV – they have so many wonderful ideas.  While Joe is in Portugal, I’m trying to convince myself that I can paint our kitchen cabinets…. we’ll see!

Neat and Colorful - supershoppertoo                                                   Supershoppertoo – Flickr.com

Here are some Colorful Kitchen Designs from HGTV

What’s your favorite color?

Crayons - laffy4k                                                            laffy4K  – Flickr.com

August 24, 2009 Posted by | HGTV, Kitchen, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 32

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 32:

Rain, rain, rain…  It came down as a heavy downpour and for quite awhile – flooding was everywhere, road blocks were up and even torn up roadways – it was crazy!  And where was I in this mess – ??  Putting up a new sign in front of my Brookfield listing.


Before going to Brookfield – I went to our bank – HSBC in Brewster.  Then off to show a condo in Danbury – here’s the pretty water view in the complex – where it had just started to rain.


After the sign was up, I went home – which took about 45 minutes instead of 15 due to the storm.  I picked up my youngest, Jonathan, and took him to the local barber – Roberts Barber Shop near the New Fairfield Post Office.  They always take their time and do a great job – better yet, with my crazy schedule, walk-ins are welcome.  Then off to Shaw’s and… I couldn’t resist – since Joe is in Portugal – we had Chinese for dinner – Yum! 


August 23, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, Brookfield, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Favorite Tune on my I-Pod – The Climb

My I-Pod is filled with so many different tunes.  I have so many favorite songs – from very different artists – styles – and decades.

Here is one by Miley Cyrus – she’s young, but the words in her song sound like years of struggling through life.

“I can almost see it ~ that dream I’m dreaming but ~ there’s  a voice inside my head saying ~ you’ll never reach it ~ Every step I’m taking ~ Every move I make ~ feels, lost with no direction ~ My faith is shaking ~ but I ~ I gotta keep trying ~ gotta keep  my head held high ~ There’s always gonna be another mountain ~ I’m always gonna want to make it move ~ Always gonna be an uphill battle ~ Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose ~ Ain’t about how fast I get there ~ Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side ~ It’s the climb!”

These words motivate me in life ~ as a wife ~ mother ~ and Realtor –

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what?s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes they knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, I-Pod, I-Tunes, Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 31

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 31:

An early start today since Joe, hubby hub, was leaving for Portugal!  We packed his suitcase, then he did a few things around the yard – we had lunch, dropped off Amanda at a birthday party in the Candlewood Lake neighborhood and then made our way to Mt. Vernon.  I got lucky and didn’t have to drive all the way to Newark Airport in New Jersey.  Joe and our brother-in-law planned to leave on the same day, so, our nephew, Michael,  drove them. Whew!  I was really, REALLY greatful that I did not have to drive more than I did in the storm.  Which, when we left New Fairfield, was just a simple sprinkle.  Then we arrived in Mt. Vernon – where Frank was waiting for us – when we looked up at the sky, this is what we saw…


Yikes!  We better move our tails – this looks scary!SSPX0491

As they frantically got their suitcases into Michael’s car, I couldn’t help but think I better hurry and say my goodbye’s since I had an almost hour ride ahead of me.


This is the lovely view when I approached the Cross County Parkway.  I made it to the office to finish preparing for an evening CMA on condo to list for sale in Danbury

When I left, I couldn’t help but think how nice, really, really nice these people were – I have been very fortunate lately with all my clients – they are awesome!

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Danbury, Mt. Vernon, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Zillow’s Zestimates

Zillow.com is a popular site for buyers looking for a home or sellers looking to sell their home.  Alot of questions have been asked about Zillow’s Zestimates and how accurate they are.

Watch this video to better understand why a Zestimate is an estimate of a homes value.

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Buyers, Sellers, Uncategorized, Zillow | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 30

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 30:

Morning appointment – a CMA(Comparative Marketing Analysis) in Brewster.  A lovely couple with a beautiful house looking to put it on the market – I can’t wait to share this with you!

Then – off to the office – just for a bit until it was time to show a home in New Fairfield – 3rd showing.


By now I was starving, so I treated myself to an iced coffee and an old fashioned donut at Dunkin Donuts in New Fairfield


Then it was time to shop for hubby hub – he’s leaving for Portugal… tomorrow!

So, I ran to Marshalls in Danbury …


and then to Sears at the Danbury Fair Mall.


I was able to buy all that was needed in both stores.  Went home, made dinner – then back out to take photos of a foreclosure and to show a condo in Danbury.

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s Your Closet Personality?

What’s Your Closet Personality?  From Fine Living ~CLICK ~

Closet - bpende                                                             bpende – Flickr.com

Just think how an organized closet would help simplify ones life.  You walk in – see exactly what you need – get it – done.  Or… You walk in – don’t see what you need – waste precious time looking for it – saying a few “fudge” words while feeling your blood pressure rise – you finally find it, Yeah!  But now your in a grouchy mood for the entire morning.  To me, being organized is – Priceless!

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 29

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 29:

On this lovely day I had a ~ mammogram ~ Yup, I said it!  Mount Kisco Medical Group in Brewster, NY– were fantastic!  This was my first time and I can honestly say I will never hesitate to set up future appointments.

Since there were signed posted – no cell phone use!  I had no other choice, but to put mine on vibrate – only checking my e-mail from time to time – and entertained myself by deleting photos from my camera – this helped to keep the jitters down.

After the good news that everything was A – OK – I was off to an appointment in New Fairfield – then home to grab my lap top – on my way to the office, I received the wonderful news that my clients offer on a foreclosure had been accepted – Yeah!  I am so happy for them – they totally deserve this.

Our office had one Open HouseCLICK to view – Colonial on cul-de-sac in Brewster

Then back home– where each time I drive in and out of my driveway – as well as my 2 kids that drive and Joe – we have Fo-Fo that refuses to move – he just stands in front of your car –

HPIM2325             Fo-Fo – my in-laws pup ~ reason for my extra gray hairs

David made dinner – I went back out with Amanda to drop off some more brochures and other items for my listing in New Fairfield ~


August 20, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 28

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 28:

It felt good to sleep in this morning – especially since I had gone to bed at around 3 am and was woken at around 4 am by Fo-Fo, my in-laws pup that we’re watching while they’re in Portugal… for 3 months!! Ugh!  I feel a migraine coming on.

Worked at home for a few hours – then off to the office – got a potential buyer call looking for land – printed some listing sheets for my clients to have in their home during showings and to put some in the brochure box which sits by the For Sale sign outside for any pass-byers that may have an interest in the home.


Stopped at A & P in Brewster – then dropped everything off with my clients – made dinnerhamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, beans and a salad.  This was for hubby-hub since he leaves for Portugal on Friday and will not be having burgers and dogs for a few weeks – instead he’ll be eating lots of fish – yum for him – tuna in a can is the only fish I will eat.  Sad, I know.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cowboy Burgers

Cowboy Burger - j_bary                                                       j_bary – Flickr.com

Here’s a recipe for Cowboy Burgers from Kraft Foods.


August 19, 2009 Posted by | Kraft Foods, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 27

What a day!  David’s surgery was scheduled today – Putnam Hospital – and all went well – Thank God!  Every one at the hospitalwas kind, courteous and kept his spirits up – and mine!  His “coolie sinuses” are gone for good – no more infections to deal with.  This is now David’s 2nd operation– he has had his appendix and gall bladder removed – he’s also already had a colonoscapy when doctor’s thought he had chrones disease – and… he is only 19 – a young man in an old mans body.

Hot diggity dog – he’s gonna kill me for posting this photo!!

HPIM2309                                          David waiting to be taken to surgery

While David was in surgery, I was working away in the waiting room.  I was glad that the hospital had wireless connection.  Work kept me busy and helped calm my nerves!


When it was time to go home, David was feeling fine… until he got into the car.  I guess the pain meds wore off – so I called our pharmacyRite Aid– to fill the pain meds prescription.  The pharmacist said there was an hour wait, but to see her and she’d have it ready in 15 minutes!  I seem to be meeting lots of kind people today… and I like that.

HPIM2313                                                    Rite Aid in Brewster

 Then, I dropped David off – flew to New Fairfield’s Food Market to pick up dinner – I know, I don’t care much to order out, but today was an exception or we wouldn’t have eaten until after 8pm – Oh, who am I kidding – I love to order out – just hate the expense and that it isn’t as healthy as home cooking – and that is why we don’t order out much.

HPIM2314                                                            The Food Center

Quickly ate, then had hubby-hub help put Century 21 VJF For Sale signs together for my listing in New Fairfield – Went and put up 2 of them – one on the main road – Ball Pond Road – which fronts the house and another near their driveway.


And my last errand was a trip to Best Buy to buy season 1 & 2 of “House” for David – he had been looking forward to watching these episodes while recuperating.  Before it got any later, I called a client from my car to set up an appointment to possibly list his home. Finally… home where I was up until around 3am – working.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 26

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 26:

It’s Sunday, Joe put up our new fan in the kitchen and the new shower head in the hall bath.  I had a late morning appointment – starting in New Fairfield, then made our way into Brookfield, Newtown and ended in Bethel.

SSPX0487                                                      Newtown, CT – Cell Phone Pic

After dropping my clients off, I went home to start dinner – which David took over so that I could meet with the Virtual Tour photographer from Circle Pix.  He took photos and video of my new listing in New Fairfield

HPIM2293                                                        ~ Lovely ~ Cape ~

August 17, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 25

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 25:

Today, Sunday, I had an inspection in Danbury on a Foreclosure.  Nice home and if my clients are able to renovate as planned, it will be even nicer!

But, just in case, we went and viewed 2 other homes in Danbury.  One of the homes was a 1940’s ranch with beautiful, original moldings and doors with crystal knobs.

Afterwards, I was off to Home Depot – also in Danbury

HPIM2288                                                       Home Depot – Danbury, CT

I purchased a Hampton Bay ceiling fan for our kitchen – our current one isn’t working properly.


Then home, where I made lunch – made appointments to view homes tomorrow and once again… went grocery shopping at Shaw’s.  Amanda came with me and before shopping, we took care of a ton of recycling.


August 17, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, Danbury, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

House For Sale – New Fairfield CT

I’d like to introduce you to my new listing

HPIM2231                                    Striking Burgundy colored Cape facing Ball Pond

A 2 bedroom ~ 1 bath Cape in New Fairfield, CT.  With new appliances, updated bath, a new well pumphardwood floors, water views of Ball Pondand just minutes to the New Fairfield Schools and shops, including the Danbury Fair Mall – Making for an easy commute, the Brewster/Patterson New York border as well as I-84 & I-684 are close by!

HPIM2196                                         Kitchen with new stainless steel appliances

HPIM2203                                             Living Room with hardwood floors and…

HPIM2211                                      A wood burning stove to help cut heating costs

HPIM2216                                          1st Floor Bedroom with hard wood floors

HPIM2220                                     2nd Floor Bedroom with hardwood floors and…

HPIM2222                                                          an Office or Nursery area

HPIM2228                                                              A Secret Garden…

HPIM2239                                                   and a Hop & a Skip to Ball Pond…

Ball Pond 004                                    where you can swim, canoe, kayak and go fishing!

    ****************CLICK to view LISTING SHEET****************

Call today for more information or to set up an appointment to view this lovely home ~ Diana ~ cell: 203-648-2619


August 16, 2009 Posted by | Ball Pond, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FrontDoor – Home Value IQ Quiz

House 2                                                             Google Imagery

HGTV’s FrontDoor – Test Your Home Value IQ Quiz ~ CLICK ~


August 15, 2009 Posted by | Front Door, HGTV, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – The Beach

Today’s Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post is of fotos from fabulous Flickr.com folks!

Ok, I know that it’s technically Saturday, although since I haven’t gone to bed yet, it’s still Friday to me!

 Beach Umbrella - mysza831                                                           mysza831 – Flickr.com

Seagull - foxypar4                                                            foxypar4 – Flickr.com

Open Ocean - Burning Image                                                 Burning Image – Flickr.com

Sea Shells - frumbert                                                             frumbert – Flickr.com

Splash - mysza831                                                             mysza831 – Flickr.com

Starfish - TheMarque                                                           TheMarque – Flickr.com

Sandy Love Beach - lepiaf.geo                                                             lepiaf.geo – Flickr.com

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post, Fun Post | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 24

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 24:

After a good night sleep – all 5 1/2 hours!  I started the day with calls from agents and clients – fed the critters, took care of some house cleaning and started some work on the computer until – no internet connection!  Oh, no – no – no…  that is not good.  My lap top, cell phone and camera are my life, my life as a Realtor.  So, after attempting to repair the service myself, and saying a few nice-so-nice words, I called Charter Cable and within minutes, service was on and I got back to work…  for only 20 minutes!

Charter Cable

David had to be at Putnam Hospital for post-op work for his surgery on Monday.

 HPIM2284                                            Putnam Hospital – Ambulatory Entrance

While we were there, we had a few laughs while filling our necessary paperworkHistory of Diabetes? NO   On Daily Medication? NO    Are You Currently Pregnant?  HUGH??  Well, heck NO!

HPIM2282                                      David reading the Patient Information Packet

Dropped David off at home, picked up my client to view 2 homes in New Milford and Danbury.  2nd appointment was canceled – I was doing another agent a favor. 

Was very happy to see my new listing in New Fairfield come on the market.  While I was out with the homeowner searching for a new home, her listing was e-mailed to me, which I viewed on my phone.

HPIM2234                                                         Just move-in!

        CLICK to view this wonderful Cape For Sale with water views of Ball Pond

HPIM2241                                                               Views of Ball Pond

                                 Set up an appointment:  Diana ~ 203-648-2619 ~

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Ball Pond, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 22

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 22:

Another busy day…. getting all together for my new listing

HPIM2239                                                            Views of Ball Pond

Attended a Networking Luncheon at Villa Pasta in New Fairfield.  Met and networked with people in different fields – insurance, mortgage, marketing, news, …


Went to the office – Century 21 VJF Realty

HPIM2255                                                                       My desk

Then off to Shaw’s

HPIM2257                                                Look at those lovely dark clouds…

I had about 10 things I had to pick up – Ha!  I also seem to buy quadruple the amount…

HPIM2258                                                         Some of my groceries

After paying and renting a few movies from RedBox, I came out and it was pouring!  By the time I made it to the car and packed all the bags into the trunk – I was soaked!!

HPIM2263                                                 Pouring during the drive home

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Ball Pond, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 21

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 21:

Busy day – appointment in Pattersona church built in 1874 and turned into a residential home in the 1970’s.


Then off to a Doctor’s appointment in Carmel – David will need surgery – scheduled for Monday.

SSPX0476                                                 David – waiting to see the Doctor

Next, appointment in New Milford – to view an over-sized Cape.  My clients and I then went to their home, in New Fairfield where I took photos and information to put their home on the market.


August 13, 2009 Posted by | Carmel, Connecticut, My Life as a Realtor, New Milford, NY, Patterson, Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DIY – 100 Under Half Day Projects

DIY’s Top 100 Under Half Day Projects is a great way to make some improvements on your home.  Whether your selling your home, or making changes for you to enjoy and raise it’s potential valueCLICK here for a bunch of great ideas!

Enclosed Porch - supershoppertoo                                                                  supershoppertoo – Flickr.com

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Home, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment