DECEMBER 5, 2013
In October of this year (2013), I did something that I have never done during my career in real estate.
I listed my own house for sale. I now have a great deal of empathy for all of my clients, past, present and future. I’ll apologize now, to all of you. It’s not easy to get your own personal surroundings ready to be critiqued by the general public.
I spent weeks preparing my old home for its debut. The preparation could have gone on for many more weeks, but I was running out of good selling time. Walls and trim had to be touched up with paint. Light bulbs had to be replaced to make rooms brighter. Furnishings had to be rearranged or removed, to make rooms look larger. Cupboards had to be sorted, cleaned and rearranged. The gardens had to be cleaned and tidied. The driveway and parking area had to be cleared of leaf debris - almost daily.
Finally, the day came for my photographer to come by and take the images for the website and feature sheets. Preparing for that is challenge again. The last minute and finishing touches had to be in place. Fresh flowers in a few strategic spots. Seasonal garden décor and plantings were put into place. The pond and water fall needed to be cleaned and then turned on to full capacity. Then I had to remove my two cats, so they wouldn’t show up in a few of the photos. Here's the finished result:
JANUARY 13, 2013
CURLING WITH TEAM BULLOCK
Leslie invited some of her clients out to a fun curling day at the Burlington Curling Club. Elaine Gowman, Client Care Manager for Team Bullock, provided instruction with her husband, Doug. Here's some pictures of the activity.
Left: Larry Crandall, Patsy Graham receive instruction from Elaine Gowman while Carmella Fragomeni and Izzy Graham listened to Doug Gowman.
Carmella, Izzy and Doug Candice watches Patsy getting ready to throw her stone.
Candice, Heather, Larry, Patsy, Elaine, Izzy. Izzy: This is harder than it looks!
After the curling in the lounge. A good day!
APRIL 16, 2012
East Plains United Church, located at 375 Plains Rd. East, Burlington, ON, L7T 2C7 will be the site of Earth Day activities. Sponsored by the Aldershot Lions Club and the Aldershot BIA, please meet on the boulevard of East Plains Church at 10 AM SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2012. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Refreshments will be served. The event will end at noon. I hope to see you there.
It's EARTH HOUR on SATURDAY MARCH 31 beginning at 8 PM. Remember to "switch off' all electronics, unplug from the grid and enjoy one hour of quiet time. How lucky we are to enjoy the City of Burlington as the second best place to live in Canada. We often take for granted that when we flip the light switch, we will have unlimited light; where electrical appliances are the norm in everyday life. Take some time with your family to enjoy EARTH HOUR.
The downtown area of Burlington was originally a land grant given to Joseph Brant by which king? How large was the grant?
The grant was presented to the Mohawk war chief for his services during the American Revolutionary War by George III. It consisted of 1,380 hectares (3,450 acres) on the lakeshore overlooking Lake Geneva (Hamilton Harbour), Lake Ontario and the Beach Strip. The tract of land became know as Brant's Block.
- courtesy of The Hamilton Spectator