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My Life as a Realtor – Day 244

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 244:

Monday – thankfully I have internet service – it had been down from Saturday morning until Sunday evening!  I am also thankful for this beautiful weather we have been having.  Ma and I went about on our errands.  At the top of our list is always food shopping – so off to A&P in Danbury we went!

                                         This weekend, Joe and the kids did alot of yard work…

                                                          Joe cleaning up in the front yard

                                                                          All cleaned up!

                             After dinner, I drove Amanda to the High School to pick up a book…

                                                           Waiting for Amanda to come out…

                                                                         Here she comes!

                                                                                  Finally!

I have alot of work to do – and… Dancing with the Stars starts tonight!!

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March 27, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 242

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 242:

Saturday – appointment day in Danbury.  Stopped at the office to meet with my clients.  We viewed a few new listings and 2 listings for the 2nd time.  One of their favorites was near Richter Park Golf Course

Afterwards, I went back to the office to get ready for tomorrow’s appointments.  After dinner, Melissa, Sara and I went to see Amanda in the The Music Man at the New Fairfield High School

 

It was an awesome show and we are so proud of Amanda!

March 26, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 241

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 241:

Friday – Show day for Amanda at the New Fairfield High School!

 

For me, it was work – work – work!  Much to do to get ready for another busy weekend!

Tonight was also Bunco night for me – it was at my sister’s house, so Ma came along to play and won $10!  She had a blast and didn’t complain she was tired once!  I’m so proud of her 😉 

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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 237

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 237:

It’s Monday – a day to catch up on work since I was out all weekend showing homes – how wonderful!

Even though I made a quick trip to the A&P in Brewster yesterday in-between appointments, I had to go grocery shopping again today – gosh, if I only had the past 10 years of what I’ve spent on food – I’d be rich! 

So, a quick trip to Shaws – and to buy pellets – gas up David’s car – back home and back to work until it was time to deliver Amanda’s dinner at school while she continues with theatre practice for the big show this coming weekend at New Fairfield High School!

March 18, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 231

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 231:

Today is Tax Day!  My accountant’s office is in Rutherford, NJ – and he is worth the ride.  My mother and I went and she snapped a few photos of our drive over the Tappan Zee Bridge

It was late afternoon when we arrived home – then it was time for errands – picked up Melissa after her shift at Sprinkles in New Fairfield

and a trip to New Fairfield High School to drop off dinner for Amanda.  She has been practicing for the upcoming Spring play.  A few more errands – then dinner – back out to pick up Amanda from practice and finally – time to work!

March 16, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 198

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 198:

Back to work – set up appointments for rental/condo showings in New Milford and Danbury for Saturday. 

After working for a few hours, it was time to pick up Amanda at school after Theatre practice.  When I got into the car, Moe was relaxing on the hood and as I pulled out, he didn’t want to budge! 

When I picked up Amanda at the New Fairfield High School, the sun had just gone done…

and I’ll have to be back here tomorrow at 6am with Amanda again – Ugh!

February 8, 2010 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 141

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 141:

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 ListingsPromoting my Listings – my BlogReading 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 DayReal 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…

December 11, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, New Fairfield, Snow, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 67

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 67:

It’s Saturday – Appointment making day for a client – we’ll be viewing some homes on Monday. 

In the morning, Jonathan had his New Fairfield Soccer photos at the New Fairfield High School.

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Worked on my Blog – then baked a cake and made pasta salad to take to my brother-in-laws in Mt. Vernon, NY for a barbecue

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

Kick for a Cure – New Fairfield

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Once again this year New Fairfield Soccer will be hosting Kick for a Cure to help raise funds for both Relay for Life and Ann’s Place the Home of I Can.  Last year this event was a huge success and they were able to raise $1,500.00 for each of the charities listed above.  Hopefully, this year will be as successful – so come out and join us for this worthy cause.

This event takes place tomorrow – Friday – June 5th starting at 6:00pm on Stadium Turf field.  The event schedule is as follows:

 

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm  ~  Skills Challenge
  • 7:15 – 7:45pm   ~ Travel Scrimmage Games
  • 8:00 – 9:30pm ~ Annual In-house vs. Travel Coaches Game including ½ time festivities

 

Biscotti’s will be on hand with food for the event and we will also be selling popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cones.  In addition Tricia Gantert will be heading up a bake sale table and has asked for volunteers to make baked goods for this table.  If you wish to donate a baked good for this event you can drop it off starting at 5:30pm on Friday June 5th at Stadium Turf.

 

Donation is $5.00 at the entrance and we hope to see you all there, rain or shine!

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June 4, 2009 Posted by | New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Footloose Performance at New Fairfield High School

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The Rebel Performs from New Fairfield High School – will be performing “FOOTLOOSE” this weekend – March 20th, 21st and 22nd – and next weekend – March 27th and 28th.  My daughter, Amanda, is in the performance and the show is fantastic!  *****Please CLICK on the link below for times*****

For more information on dates and tickets <CLICK>

phone-pics-072Admission is $15 for reserved seating – $10 for Adults – $5 for Children and Seniors 65+ 

March 21, 2009 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

New Fairfield Connecticut High School

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Connecticut Magazine  conducted it’s first ever survey of top high schools in the state.  New Fairfield High School came in 23rd overall on the list published in November 2008 containing 35 schools ranked by 11 categories. 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut is a great place to live!  Approximately 1 hour from NYC, lots of shops including the Danbury Fair Mall and great schools!

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This is’nt the first time New Fairfield High School has been recognized for being a “top school”  – U.S. News & World Report gave NFHS a silver ranking in tis review this year. It is 1 of 18 Connecticut schools to receive that designation.  Also, Newsweek ranked NFHS in the “Top 1,200 Schools in the Country in 2007.”

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November 17, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School!

Summer is over – and the kids are all back to school!  I’ve gotten my 2 oldest off to Western Connecticut State University, 2 into New Fairfield High School and my youngest into New Fairfield Middle School – Whew! 

                                                                     

I was very fortunate in getting them ready for school.  With having access to many different stores for school supplies and clothes – all within 20 minutes from where I live – New Fairfield, Connecticut – which neighbors Danbury, CT to one side and Brewster, New York to the other side. 

Convenience, which is anything that saves time, energy or frustration, is very important – especially with all that is happening around us.  Here in New Fairfield, I have convenience. 

     

If I run out of milk – Shaw’s Supermarket is just 4 minutes away – or I go into Brewster to the A & P Supermarket in under 15 minutes – which helps me to take advantage of both stores weekly sales.  Need gas?  2 gas stations are also just 4 minutes away from my home.  Visiting my daughter in her dorm in Danbury – mostly to pick up her dirty laundry or drop off groceries – is just 15 minutes away, while she pretends to be miles and miles away!  My commute to my office – Century 21 V.J.F. Realty in Brewster – is also under 15 minutes away!  Convenience, convenience, convenience!

Thanks to GOOGLE for the School Bus image

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Brewster, Century 21 V.J.F. Realty, Connecticut, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized, WestConn | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KICK FOR A CURE – New Fairfield, CT

 The NEW FAIRFIELD SOCCER CLUB will be hosting “KICK FOR A CURE” on Friday, June 6, 2008 at the New Fairfield High School Stadium Turf.

Donations for this event will be divided between “Ann’s Place – The Home of I Can”  and  “Relay for Life – The American Cancer Society“.

……….BAKE SALE……….CONCESSION STAND………..

  • Raffles for Yankee/Giants Tickets
  • Gift Certificate to local restaurants
  • Many more exciting prizes!

Suggested Donation at the Door:  $5

Games Schedule:

  1. 6 to 7pm:  Skills Challenge
  2. 7:15 to 8:30:  In-House Coaches vs Travel Coaches
  3. 8:30 to 9:45:  Over 40 League vs. Summer All Stars

 Hope to see you there to help 2 great causes and to have lots of FUN!          

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

New Fairfield, CT – 2008 Senior Prom

   New Fairfield High School in New Fairfield, CT celebrated their Senior Prom.  It took place this past Sunday, May 25, 2008.  The day was beautiful with blue, sunny skies and warm temperatures – perfect for picture taking!

My son, David, his date Ashley and friends – including my niece Kristin, took all day preparing.  They attended picture parties and then made their way to the High School where they boarded 6 coach buses.  They arrived in New York City for a dinner and dance cruise around the Statue of Liberty.  Fun, fun – FUN!  And many memorable memories to last a lifetime!

May 27, 2008 Posted by | Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, NY, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going to School in New Fairfield, Connecticut

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As Spring is blooming and buzzing all around us, more and more people are out shopping for a Home.

One very important question that every buyer should ask their Realtor is for a School Report.  Whether you have children or not, buying in an area with a good school system is also important for re-sale purposes.  Since you may want to sell your home in a few years to buyers that are interested in the school’s. 

                                                          

To learn about New Fairfield School’s, <CLICK> or New Fairfield High School.

Most school reports can be e-mailed to you – and most schools have their own website.  Need assistance?  I’ll be happy to help. Or – HomeFair.com has free school reports on line.

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                                                                Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

April 25, 2008 Posted by | Buyers, Connecticut, New Fairfield, New Fairfield Schools, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

New Fairfield High School Musical – “Kiss Me Kate”

This past weekend, New Fairfield High School presented “KISS ME KATE” – a musical version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”  This play-within-a-play unfolds which each of the four main cast members’ on-stage performance being complicated by what is happening in their off-stage life. 

The play was truly entertaining and unforgettable – and not just because my daughter, Amanda, was one of the “Dancers.”  Well, maybe a little 🙂

The show had 4 performances throughout the weekend and everything from the choreography, scenery, costumes and the entire energy of the show was superb!

As a proud mom and resident of New Fairfield, I look forward to the next High School production.

April 16, 2008 Posted by | New Fairfield | | Leave a comment