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Do postpone working on BIG projects because you feel a bit overwhelmed by the enormity of the task?  If you have attended any time management seminar you have probably heard of the 'Elephant' approach, right? How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at time.  BUT, where do I begin?  Yes, my project ...
Hurry, our friend, Roger D. Mucci , needs prayers for Michelina. There won't be a Rummy Game today.   As I was driving home from my physical therapy session, I got a phone call from my brother.....the paramedics were at the house and they were taking Michelina to the hospital.   She has been unde...
Really useful Moving Tips: Label breakfast food, coffee and cups with STAR Keep clothes on hangers with garbage bag over them Put heavy books in suitcase with wheelsThanks Lise Howe for excellent article If you have moved more than once, you know to put all your clothes into trash bags and tie th...
Be open to all possibilities when searching for your new home.  Make a list of what you are looking for.  Then separate the must-haves from the wish list.  Good luck.  Thanks Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff for excellent post. In a 2013 poll conducted by Trulia and Ha...
Did you know that today is Earth Day?  Do you remember the first Earth Day?I was teaching seventh & eighth grade science in 1970 and with my students organized a recycling project for the school.  I remember taking several trunk loads of cans and newspapers to recycling center.  For the rest of t...
Dandelion, much maligned as a weed, but I prefer to see its beauty as photographer Roy Kelley did in his post.  Remember how happy your mother was when you gave her a dandelion! Dealing with Dandelions   When we have dandelions in our lawns, we usually turn to weed killers or the special tools ha...
Wait, it's finally spring.  Yes, the real estate market is springing back to life and finally the weatherman is cooperating with warmer weather here in northeast.    Today I took time to weed my flower gardens & put the cushions on the porch furniture.  We will be ready for 'five o'clock somewher...
Does your office manager also list and sell real estate?   If yes, then he is your biggest competitor.First, as office manager he controls who gets incoming leads.  Which leads will you get if the office manager also lists & sells?Even more important, who will answer your questions when the manag...
Yum, I know what to fix for dinner New England Clam Chowder.  Thanks Sybil Campbell  for not only healthy but easy to make recipe.First, I need to make a trip to grocery store for a few ingredients. Maybe a bottle of white wine, too. This is a delicious and healthy New England Clam Chowder. It wa...
Thou shalt not be present during showings! A few simple words can dump a sale.Take a few minutes to read more tips sellers need to follow when their home is listed for sale.  Thanks Mimi Foster. Rules to Follow When Your House is on the Market Thou shall not turn down a showing.You usually only g...

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