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My Life as a Realtor – Day 186

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 186:

It’s Saturday – no appointments,  but much to do to prepare for tomorrow.  Did as much as I could before having to go to Enterprise Car Rental in Danbury, CT to renew our rental contract for our little Toyota Yaris.

                                                     and of course the radio station is on Z-100

Flew back home to have a quick bite to eat – and then went back out with my Mom and sister Lisa…

We shopped at Marshalls

Then Walmart

Another quick stop at Bed Bath & Beyond and Shop Rite.

Then it was back home to finish setting up all my appointments for tomorrow.

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January 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 119

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 119:

Thursday – working from home – a few new potential clients signing up for a FREE Listing Book Account.  In Connecticutwww.DianaSantosCT.ListingBook.com    and in New York…   www.DianaSantosNY.ListingBook.com  –  keeping in mind that the New York account shows home in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties – and the Connecticut account shows homes in Fairfield and parts of Litchfield Counties.

Made a delicious home-made soup with loads of sweet potatoes, carrots, home-made sausage, cabbage, rice and beans – YUMO!  I always make it in the largest pot I have so that we have leftovers – at least for one day since left overs never last for very long with 5 kids!

In the early evening, I flew to Enterprise Car Rental in Danbury, CT.  I switched out the Chevy Colbat for a Toyota Yaris.  This will save us on gas and rental fees.  Bill assisted me – who by the way, has been very patient with me.

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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 51

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 51:

Another busy day – I’m getting behind in my posts and that makes me unhappy.

Being busy is appreciated – and I really don’t know how to sit still!

On this 51st day, I did alot of driving around with our little rental car from Enterprise– Chevy Colbat

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Since Joe has decided to paint our kitchen cabinets– yes, I know, I had said I was going to do it during his visit in Portugal – but never did!  So, off to Home Depot in Danbury I went…

SSPX0596                                                         Bought some paint, primer and brushes

Dropped everything off at home where Joe had already started to remove cabinets, hinges, knobs and sanding everything down.  I then dashed to Shaws for more grocery shopping….

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Ran home, made lunch, made phone calls, sent e-mails, made appointments and was so excited about our kitchen redo!

SSPX0600                                                      Our “before” pics – dated 1970’s Kitchen Cabinets

SSPX0602                                                                    Joe priming & removing cabinets

And to add to all of my excitment – I have a new listing!

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HPIM2529                                                 52 Mountain Brook Dr – Brewster, NY

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Brewster, My Life as a Realtor, My Listing, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 50

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 50:

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Lots of  running around today – 1st Joe and I went to the Savings Bank of Danbury in New Fairfield, CT to have some documents notorized for Allstate – yes, we are still working on our claim for Joe’s car that got totalled.

HPIM2275                                                This was Joe’s “Zoom-Zoom” – Mazda

Then went to show a home in Carmel, NY – stopped at the office – then food shopping at A & P – back home – then off to Enterprise to rent a car… again!

SSPX0588                                                            Enterprise Car Rental in Danbury, CT

And – off to my favorite part of the day – had an evening Listing appointment!  Great details about this wonderful home in Brewster, NY to come!

September 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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.

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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. 

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Then -work, work, work…

Clean, clean, clean…

Back to pick up Jonathan –

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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