Hello Old Friend: Haven't Seen You in a While

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Hello Old Friend:  Haven't Seen You in a While

We are into a very cold winter here in Connecticut and with temperatures all below freezing it is tough to get out and renew acquaintances.

As I was driving around earlier today, I went past a golf course, and I was sad to see what is usually green all white.

I know you're getting visitors as there were plenty of footprints in the snow and people were walking their dogs. I saw trails from cross country skiers so you're allowing people to get exercise. Just those of us who prefer the grass are shut off until the spring.

The carts are all corralled and when the time comes they'll get a fresh wash and a full tank, and be ready for those that don't care to enjoy the game as a purest would. So, until sometime in April, rest well and I'll be back to see what you have done over the winter to challenge.

Hello Old Friend:  Haven't Seen You in a While


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Comments (18)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, that is a bummer!   You could come out, we have 60 degrees today, and have seen golfers out today.

Jan 16, 2022 11:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Ed.... that was my first thought... what's with all the footprints... now I know! Stay safe, stay warm. We don't have any real snow... but lots of ice on the roads.

Jan 16, 2022 12:25 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon, Ed,

Lots of golf being played here, the temps are in the 60's and reaching 70 today.  What a relief for us!  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:26 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed since they are allowing cross country skiing, if there are hills maybe they will let you take the grandson sledding.

Jan 16, 2022 02:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Poor lonely golf cars, Ed.  They should head south to Florida for the winter!!!

Jan 16, 2022 05:44 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Oh hi there:) Sending you the virtual warm vibes from sunny SoCal:) 

p.s. I might post the same Hello post since I haven't been here for years. 


Jan 16, 2022 10:20 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes Ed, for golfers the green would be much more inviting, but at least those who enjoy the snow are getting their outdoor exercise...

Jan 17, 2022 04:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - fond memories for a missed friend.  But definitely not forgotten.  

Jan 17, 2022 04:46 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That's one of the things that I love about where I live, golf courses are filled all year round.

Jan 17, 2022 05:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - there's something really special about footprints in the snow. They tell tales of trails by people who walked there before you. I hope it's a short winter and that you get out to play golf soon. 

Jan 17, 2022 06:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I can identify with missing the golf course Ed Silva but for me it has been pretty much eleven years. I think 2022 is the year for me to return. I have a title to defend from my last school reunion so I need to get back in form.

Jan 17, 2022 06:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many golfers are hoping for better weather conditions. 

We also have a snowy day in Maryland.

Jan 17, 2022 06:40 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - Even though I was born in Nebraska, my parents moved to a sunbelt state. What does this have to do with your post?  Well, my dad was a fanatic golfer.  I am just starting to realize that this might be why we moved to a sunbelt state!  Every vacation was a golfing destination. I even caddied for my dad. 

Jan 17, 2022 08:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed - Kathy has got the idea.  I see plenty of golf carts drive along the side streets in Florida.

Jan 17, 2022 09:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You and your beautiful wife can visit here during the winter, Ed. We golf year round and there is another course going in...!

Jan 17, 2022 04:42 PM
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

I hope the frost delay isn't too long.  LOL 

Jan 19, 2022 03:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

I enjoyed the sentimentality of your post, and the photos (even though I am not a golfer). Hopefully you'll see your friend again before too long.


Jan 21, 2022 04:03 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Ed.  We have a course that sits just at the bottom of a slight ridge as you come into Bonners Ferry.  Immaculate in golfing months but does hold a unique beauty during the winter.  Your post brings forth just how much you miss being on the fairways.  m


Jan 22, 2022 06:48 AM