YouTube Thursdays - What are you Doing New Year's Eve

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - New Year's Eve 2020



We've always liked the song, "What are you doing New Year's Eve?" It's  been running through my (Debb) head all morning. Like most of 2020, this year's celebrations will likely be quite different. 


This is philosophical time of year under normal circumstances, and if my early communication from friends and family today is any indicator, New Year's Eve 2020 has made us even more thoughtful.


Nonetheless, being present and finding the joy in moments was, in our opinion, the finest tool of 2020. Breathing in appreciation and counting our blessings has  become second nature. It's the best way to get from surviving to thriving.


Mom is treating the family to take-out Chinese food tonight. It's an unofficial family tradition to eat take-out and watch funny movies. We'll have to see what we find on Netflix. 


Chances are, the only way we'll be up at midnight is if neighbors shoot off fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, here is a live stream of New Year's Eve 2020 celebrations from around the world.



As the New Year looms, our hearts are filled with the hope of better times on the horizon. Especially for those who have lost their businesses, jobs, family members, and/or friends. 


It is also our great hope that the division in our country will lessen and eventually heal. We are always better together. 


Goodbye to 2020, hello 2021. We wish you joy and abundance in the New Year. 


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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.





Comments (39)

Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Happy New Year. May this year exceed your dreams and more!

Dec 31, 2020 09:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Happy new year to you, Debb, and to Bernie. Hope this year brings you both the best of everything life can offer. And let's hope that very soon, 2020 will be a distant memory that doesn't color our lives and thoughts.

Jan 01, 2021 04:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hello 2021! I wish you all a fantastic year!

Jan 01, 2021 05:23 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Food with family and funny movies is a wonderful way to end the year together!

Jan 01, 2021 06:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning and Happy New Year Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD wishing you all the same

Jan 01, 2021 07:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - hope your New Years Netflix selection was fun.  Phyllis and I spent a quiet night at home.

Jan 01, 2021 07:44 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debb,
I like the New Years eve take-out tradition. I've been wanting Chinese food lately. Why didn't I think of that for last night?  I hope you and Bernie and your Mom and Finnegan all had a nice evening. I know many dogs hate fireworks. How did Finnegan do? 

I hope 2021 is a great year for you and your family... personally and professionally. 

Jan 01, 2021 08:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Happy 2021

Cheers to the New Year


Wishing you Good Health, Happiness

& Continued Success!

Jan 01, 2021 08:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love your tradition, Debb - and thanks for sharing the video - fabulous! Here's to a wonderful New Year to you and Bernie as well! 2021 is going to be a fantastic year, without a doubt.


Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2021 09:38 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It appears as if the party is over. The live stream is down, of course. Happy Happy New Year to all. D and B 

Jan 01, 2021 10:31 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

I hope you wish for the division to heal comes true!  Enough is enough already. Happy 2021!

Jan 01, 2021 11:20 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Happy New Year. We are at the beach with our grown children and sweet grandchildren. 

Jan 01, 2021 05:20 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Now that sounds perfect to me. 

Jan 02, 2021 07:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - What a fine tradition and the idea of take-out sounds perfect! I can't remember, is this Finneghans' first Christmas?

I just know you all had a love Christmas and enjoyed the holiday completely. 

Jan 01, 2021 05:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Have a Very Productive New Year!

Jan 02, 2021 07:12 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Carol Williams we took him out on the deck and showed him the lights from the booms. He was more curious than anything. At midnight, he slept through the flurry of bangs and booms. Lol. 

Jan 02, 2021 07:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb and Bernie,  New Year eve was notthe same, we always rotate with 2 other couples at each other houses but this year we cancel it.  Can not wait till next year


Jan 02, 2021 09:40 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debb and Bernie:

It was a bit different this year but we are typically home with a great dinner (and in past years with some family). Normally we aren't up til the magical hour but we were this year. It was interesting to reflect on this past year, and talk about the hopes for 2021!

Happy New Year 2021!


Jan 02, 2021 12:59 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks all and Happy New Year.  I guess many of us rang in the New Year a little differently this year in attitude, but maybe the quiet celebration itself was pretty standard. 

Jan 03, 2021 06:48 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Chinese food on New Year's Eve...what a great idea that was. We had appetizers and watched the sad sight of NYC and no people.

Jan 03, 2021 08:06 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I chose not to watch it this year.  Appetizers sounds fun, though. 

Jan 03, 2021 08:06 AM