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This Week…Finally Some Sun

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This Week…Finally Some Sun


It is Friday as I write this and finally the sun has graced us with her (his?) presence!  We have had typical Houston February weather as I remember it…cold, drizzly/rainy, windy, and overcast. 



Think of the day alive with sunshine,
not the dismal days of rain. 

Robert E. Farley

I can’t complain because my friend to the north and west, Dorie Dillard Austin TX, had freezing rain!  I won’t even begin to talk about the cold and snow in the rest of the country.

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine. 



My friend’s 104-year young mother has had to stay in her room at her nursing facility because of an outbreak of something there. With nothing but grey dreary skies to look at from her patio, her mother seems to have lost some of her energy and spunk.


 Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. 

Jackson Brown Jr. 


Hopefully, after a day out in the sun, her spirits will pick up. 


Today was the first day in almost a week when it was warm enough for us to walk our full walk. The other days we tried but the rain, wind, and cold stopped us after 20 minutes. 



A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. 

William Arthur Ward

We have always made it a point to begin each day with a walk, even when it’s cold out. However, having the sun as our walking partner makes it so much nicer. 



Have a sunny weekend!!!

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. The weather reports here in Chicago say there is a sun in the sky and that the cloud cover may go away next week and give us a peak at it. Enjoy the sun while you can.

Feb 04, 2023 05:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I hope your sun comes soon. We were so happy to see the sun out yesterday as well as today. Believe me, walking was a lot more fun. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - here's to erasing cloudy dispositions from any day's forecast.  I predict each of us has that power to make it happen.  

Feb 04, 2023 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Good prediction, Michael Jacobs We saw more fellow walkers out today when we were out. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:07 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

This is very inspirational and makes you think. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Feb 04, 2023 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944   I hope that your weekend is going well. My husband grew up in Lawrence. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... thankfully, we finally had a sunny day yesterday... quite cool, but sun and blue skies. Same today. So no complaints from me.

Feb 04, 2023 05:22 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker we have sun today and even though it is still cool, yes...no complaints from me. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Thank you for the mention my friend. Today we are to be 70..that is the way the weather is in Texas, right? Just wait 10 minutes and the weather changes. The freezing rain cripple's us as our poor trees are not hearty enough to withstand the heavy ice that occurred. I've lost many tree branches but found my standby crew to quickly come and clean my yard and remove branches from the roof and my pool cover. Of course my neighbors were thrilled to have someone willing to do their yards that they knew I trusted. Yesterday was the first day I could go our for my usual walk and I stopped and talked with many neighbors as we all commiserated over our tree loss. 

Feb 04, 2023 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX That's so hard. Some things are easier to replace but trees get expensive. Our Sago Palms suffered damage in the snow of 2021 but they did come back. Glad you didn't lose power. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:14 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The sun shining will always lift spirits and make problems seem smaller.

Feb 04, 2023 06:35 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Ed Silva They actually have lamps to help people who suffer from Seasonal depression. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:15 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, from the sound of your opening line, it sounds like you might be one of these people that feels that the sun should be allowed to use either the men's or women's restroom depending on how it is identifying itself on any given day?

Feb 04, 2023 06:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England you know how I feel about that! LOL

Feb 04, 2023 12:16 PM
Brian England

Yes, I do Kathy Streib and I hope that my joke did not offend you, it certainly was not my intent.

Feb 04, 2023 04:22 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

Kathy, We woke up to 5 degrees this morning with a wind-chill of -10...but we have Sun!

Feb 04, 2023 06:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank goodness for the sun. I can't imagine 5 degrees. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:16 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Kathy Streib, I complain when the temperature drops to 60's. It's 57 degrees right now and I have the heat on. 

Feb 04, 2023 06:58 AM
Kathy Streib

Beth Atalay I remember what it was like when we were in FL.   Anything below 70 degrees was uncomfortable....it still is! LOL

Feb 04, 2023 12:17 PM
Beth Atalay

Kathy Streib, our bodies get adjusted really quickly, I really don't miss the cold weather.

Feb 05, 2023 11:48 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, that sun is so valued, and so nice when we can enjoy it!   We have for the last couple of days, snow again tomorrow.

Feb 04, 2023 07:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox ugh!!! Hope the sun is out or will come out soon. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a sunny Saturday morning in Maryland. It has warmed up to 20 degrees as I post this comment. 

Have an outstanding weekend.

Feb 04, 2023 07:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley At least the sun is out!!!  You stay in and take care of yourself. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:19 PM
Roy Kelley

I just got home after visiting Dolores at Promedica in Potomac.

Feb 04, 2023 12:21 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

All I can say is it better be nice next week...lol My brother said it is going to be better :)

Feb 04, 2023 08:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I just checked. It shouldn't be too bad.  Not FL weather but not what's up north, either. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:25 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, worry about your weather at the beginning of the week and now worry about friends in the New England states.


Feb 04, 2023 08:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I've been hearing about their weather!!!  brrrr. 

Feb 04, 2023 12:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy we feel the same way. Loving our sunny warm weather once again!  We've had so much rain this year already.  Record amounts but I'm thankful for that too!

Feb 04, 2023 12:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have really come to treasure any sunshine that visits Sacramento lately.  We had some this morning, but a new storm is moving in.  It is expected to last through the remainder of the weekend.  Sunshine returns next week.

Feb 04, 2023 03:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the temperature here in CT was around "0" last night.  However, it is suppose to be in the mid 40's next week.  Crazy weather.

Feb 04, 2023 03:45 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

We had ice covering the window latch on the inside of the window in our bedroom on Saturday morning.  

Rick and I walk every day. When it is too cold, and/or windy, outside we walk in the basement. Not ideal, but better than not walking at all.

Happy to report that we are supposed to reach 44 degrees today. With the wind chill, it will feel more like 40. That is still pretty cold but, wearing our heated vests under our coats, we will walk outside.

Feb 06, 2023 08:20 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Glad you finally got some sun for the weekend! I hope everyone in New England made it through that Arctic blast ..

Feb 07, 2023 09:28 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Love this. It has been a rough go with all of that crazy weather. 

Feb 09, 2023 03:26 PM