Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 12 to November 18, 2023

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Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain November 12 to November 18, 2023


Every day there is something to learn here at ActiveRain.  With this series, I try to highlight posts that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or other professions, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


LiseNovember 12: Lise Howe Gratitude for Canned Pumpkin!

I love this!!! Thank you Lise Howe for an informative post about what pumpkins! Who knew that Libby made it possible for ordinary cooks like you and me to make a pumpkin pie!!!!



Wanda Kubat-Nerdin    Lighting Another's Candle

Short and to the point quote but very true!  Opt for the win-win scenario.


Mark DonNovember 13: Mark Don McInnes Birds Eye View Clark Fork Idaho

Drone photos can add to a listing but Mark shows the difference between a drone shot and a drone shot that is well done!


Bob "RealMan"Bob "RealMan" Timm I Am Thankful for Affection

An inspriting and heartfelt post from Bob.



MyrlMyrl Jeffcoat Even a Stuffed Turkey Should Be Grateful for Elasticized Waistbands

This is so cute and fun!!! Perfect as we enter Thanksgiving week.


SheriNovember 14: Sheri Sperry Thankful Thoughts #3 -Meditation in the New Moon

Have you thought of meditating? If you need some ideas, Sheri offers helpful ones.



CarlaNovember 15: Carla Freund Thankful Thoughts for November 2023- Thankful for Friends and Community

Carla's post reminded me of the importance of friends and how blessed we are to have them.


EliseElise Harron CORN DOGS for Supper

Love this!!! Remember, those simple things add up!


Candice A.November 16: Candice Donofrio   🚀 How to Stay Off the 'No Fly List' for Referrals and Still Be You😎

You can still be you but not turn everyone off! See her tips!



WayneNovember 17:  Wayne Martin    Thanks Dad-Some Lessons Realized Late

I wish I’d known Wayne’s dad. 


Anna "Banana"Anna "Banana" Kruchten Thankful! Thankful! Thankful!

Let's send our Top Banana some well wishes and love!!! And don't forget her aware of medications and their interactions!!! You can always take a list to your local pharmacist!!


CorinneNovember 18: Corinne Segura Identifying If a Flooring Is Really Waterproof

Welcome Corinne to ActiveRain!!! Do you know the difference between laminate and vinyl?


DianaDiana Dahlberg 7 DIY Hot Tips for Kindling a Fireplace or Campfire

It never hurts to know this!!! I was a Girl Scout but don't remember this.



This month’s challenge…Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️




Thanks to Carol Williams for this Weekly ZOOM Schedule which she lets me copy and paste into my post. 

November 21 - Demonstration on how to use AI
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 

November 28 - When You Can't Avoid a Scammer - Can You Recognize One?
Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 








Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting

11:00 a.m. Pacific (Remember Arizona is same as Pacific time now)

12:00 p.m. Mountain

  1:00 p.m. Central

  2:00 p.m. Eastern



Please don’t forget to check out these very informative posts as well:


Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday-Carol highlights posts that are often suggested by the other members here. 


Liz and Bill Spear and the weekly Ask An Ambassador posts!




Thank you for letting me do what I love to do...learn something new every day. 

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Comments (17)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I was about 50/50 this week on your choices and Carol's.  That is a good week for me.

Nov 19, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

Glad to see that George Souto I have to start reading for next week. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I managed to have read eight of your suggestions. Now off to catch up on the ones I missed.

Nov 19, 2023 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Very Good Nina Hollander, Broker Hope that you enjoyed the ones you missed. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib I did! :)

Nov 19, 2023 01:14 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. A good week for me as I caught more than usual the first time around. Thank you for the mention. I miss my Dad and lost him way too soon. Enjoy your day.

Nov 19, 2023 05:49 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I can see why you miss him. From what you wrote, he was a remarkable person. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:13 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have expanded your list of posts and while I caught a few you have more for me to read. Thanks for your efforts.

Nov 19, 2023 05:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 Thank you very much!!!! See you Tuesday. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:14 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, In your weekly series, you spotlight posts that can trigger an "aha" moment for all of us here in The Rain!

Nov 19, 2023 06:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that's what I hope to do!

Nov 19, 2023 01:21 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Great post as always. I loved the one about waterproof flooring (great job Corinne). So much good info here.

Nov 19, 2023 06:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm glad you liked it. It's hard to keep up with what's new in flooring. Vinyl plank has come a long way. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:22 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you so much for including my post among so many greats, Kathy, much appreciated. It could be said that you lit my candle or at least brightened my day!

Nov 19, 2023 07:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Awwww Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Thank you!!!

Nov 19, 2023 01:22 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
Even when I think I've done a good job of scanning all the blog posts as they come in, you find some I miss. Is there a secret room I don't know about? 😂

Nov 19, 2023 09:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams the trick is to read the posts while you're watching football or basketball. The magic door opens. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathy,

I'm back from my vacation so I can say I've missed all of these. I was determined not to be on-line and I wasn't! What a great relaxing, fun week on a cruise and Melissa handled my business!

Nov 19, 2023 11:09 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I'm so happy that you're back and that you achieved your goal of not being online. I'll bet HH and BB are glad to see you. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 19, 2023 11:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Roy Kelley Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow, Kathy, there is lots of great reading here. I'm glad I saw several of these already, and am looking forward to more reading today.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Nov 19, 2023 12:17 PM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS our bloggers were on a roll this week. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:26 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Happy Sunday to you, Kathy. Hope you are doing well and heading into a relaxing, Thanksgiving week!

Nov 19, 2023 12:27 PM
Kathy Streib

Dr. Paula McDonald Hope you have a blessed week too. On my second honey/garlic jar. 

Nov 19, 2023 01:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your This Week at ActiveRain list, Kathy.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Nov 19, 2023 03:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 19, 2023 03:25 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I only missed two of the posts that you have listed this week, so I feel I am doing pretty good with keeping up, haha.

Nov 20, 2023 04:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Kathy Streib - I love all the Thankful posts you featured.  Of course, I appreciate being featured as well.  Reading these posts is very inspiring and getting me in the Thanksgiving Day mode.

Nov 20, 2023 08:59 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I feel like I’m far behind here but I love finding these when I do find them eventually. I love that you post them and I thank you very much, Kathy. :)

Nov 25, 2023 11:18 PM