Happy New Year and So Long 2021

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Happy New Year and So Long 2021


Last year there were many who could not wait for the door to hit 2020 on the behind! And here we are about to say adios to 2021. 


A Memorable Event…

Valentine’s Day we had snow…and not just snow but a hard freeze that caused many water pipes to burst and a power outage for many of us. 

Houstonians are prepared for hurricanes and floods and the rare light dusting of snow, however, this took all of us by surprise.

We were without power for 3 days but thank goodness no burst water pipes. For those who had to deal with the damage from broken water pipes, their plumbers, if they could get one, had difficulty finding supplies. 



Toilet Paper, I Have But Where’s My CoffeeMate and Pasta?

You do remember the great TP shortage of 2020, don’t you?  Well thanks to TPTB, we experienced somewhat of a supply shortage of other goods. Our H-E-B which is a huge Texas grocery chain does a remarkable job of keeping their shelves stocked, even if what they’re stocked with is their own brand. 

However, I have found that my favorite CoffeeMate flavor and others as well is getting hard to find and for many weeks I could not get certain types of pasta.

Have you noticed any of this in your area?


What I’m Taking With Me Into 2022

I’m still trying to learn something every day and I will take that with me. What I’m also taking with me are memories I’ve made with friends and family. And, that family includes my family of ActiveRain members. And I could not leave out one member I had the opportunity of meeting on her Journey of a Lifetime. Thank you Carol Williams 





What about you?  What was a memorable moment for you in 2021? 


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Comments (32)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Kathy,

A shortage of cat food which we solved by visiting towns in the valley nearby.  It is still here, but we know where to  go to replenish if dire.  Two wonderful events in December:  My niece got married in London on 12/1/2021,  and my nephew's little girl was born on 12/29. I shared her photo in members only yesterday.

Life has been great, and we continued learning and getting hopefully wiser.

Wishing you a wonderful 2022.  Cheers A

Dec 31, 2021 08:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Kathy Streib I notice a lot of things missing on shelves in my area. 

I am ready for 2022 ... it will be most exciting to see what changes it will bring.

This is an exciting time to be alive. 

Wishing you the best ever 2022! 


Dec 31, 2021 09:06 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We had a pretty good 2021 all things considered.  Probably the most memorable event for me this year was participating in the pickleball nationals and having many in my family there to enjoy our time together. Best of luck with a wonderful 2022 and Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2021 09:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I had a 2021 into 2022 post ready for this morning, but we had a devastating fire in Boulder County yesterday and into today.   Happy New Year's Eve.

Dec 31, 2021 09:54 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Although I had a pretty amazing 2021, I do not think many people will miss it. Lets have an awesome 2022

Dec 31, 2021 12:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy New Year Eve Kathy and to your husband.  I hope you will be safe tonight and have a great evening.


Dec 31, 2021 01:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy Happy New Year, and I hope 2022 will be an amazing year for you and your family.

Dec 31, 2021 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  I look forward to seeing what I can do in 2022. 

Wayne Martin so enjoyed our conversation today. And I hope your dreams come true...at least get the virus under control. As for the PTB returning to their senses, I'm not sure about that. 

Dec 31, 2021 03:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sham Reddy CRS I really enjoyed meeting you through our Zoom meetings and loved the presentation that you did. 

Dec 31, 2021 04:23 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Happiest new year wishes to you and yours Kathy. Don’t stay out or up to late 🙂

Dec 31, 2021 05:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti and that's what makes life so interesting. 

Rocky Dickerson I don't panic because I know that our store does a good job of restocking their shelves but you have to be willing to wait. 

Dec 31, 2021 05:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker I can drink coffee with nothing in it or some milk but I do love my Coffeemate. 

Grant Schneider I think that people have settled (hopefully) into the way to live our lives without living in a bubble. Glad that you got to have vacations with your family too!!!

Dec 31, 2021 05:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bob "RealMan" Timm I know it will!!!  People are ready more than ever to live and not exist. 

Roy Kelley I know you and Chef Dolores enjoy your area and hopefully you'll be comfortable getting out more in 2o22. 

Dec 31, 2021 06:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hannah Williams You had a big move and I love your new series!!! You'll do even more in 2022. 

Michael Jacobs ahhhh "it depends" one of my favorite sayings. 

Dec 31, 2021 06:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'll say it was an exciting year for you. Is this your niece who was stranded overseas when Covid broke out???  And congratulations on your brand new niece. 

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I'll say it is!!! It keeps us on our toes and presents us with challenges. 

Dec 31, 2021 06:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I love how you've become so skilled at Pickleball and that you're enjoying it so much!!! Happy 2022!!

Joan Cox I read about the fires. Hope you will be safe. 

Dec 31, 2021 06:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm with you...let's make it awesome. 

Will Hamm Happy New Year's to you, Will!!!! Stay healthy and safe. 

Dec 31, 2021 06:11 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Happy New Year, Kathy.  Whatever it is, you will handle it with grace and good humor.

Dec 31, 2021 07:08 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Our memorable moments in 2021 included a trip to see my son and his family in Alaska for the 4th of July - and a dinner at the French Laundry with good friends. I'm sure 2022 will bring us more unexpected moments of pure joy. 

Jan 01, 2022 07:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Happy New Year Kathy Streib,

2021 was a year full of challenges and opportunities. Good vibes and bad but all in all a successful year.....I'm ready bring on 2022!

Jan 01, 2022 12:15 PM