This Week…Yes…Summer is Here!

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This Week…Yes…Summer is Here!

Unless you’re near the border of Canada, chances are you’re experiencing summer temperatures. In Houston, that means heat and HUMIDITY!

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. 

Al Bernstein

The pools are open around the country and I’m sure the ice cream stores will be going gangbusters. 

Speaking of summer…watch out for it…here is a shameless plug for the Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge!!!


Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Sam Keen

Share with us a favorite summer recipe you have. It can be a dessert, salad, main entree, …be creative!!!

We’ve talked about an ActiveRain cookbook so now’s the time!!! In case you haven’t noticed ActiveRain members love recipes and we love to eat. 


Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

When we lived in FL, summer was our off-season…as in the Snowbirds headed north, not to be seen again until around October. It meant that residents finally had an opportunity to eat at their favorite restaurants without an hour's wait.


Unfortunately for the service industry, the migration north of Snowbirds often met a significant downtime for them. 


A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. Raymond Duncan


Hang in there parents, the children
will be back in school soon!!! 

Happy summer and enjoy your weekend.

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

Good morning Kathy. Remember the days of living in Florida and having to wait to get a table in the snow-bird season. With our recent move to just beyond the suburban ring of Chicago, we are enjoying getting a table at the local restaurants without a wait. And, it is summertime when more people eat out. As for recipes, my forte is boiling water and making coffee. Enjoy your day.

Jun 22, 2024 05:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I always felt sorry for those in the service industry there. They felt the impact of the snowbirds the hardest. 

Jun 22, 2024 10:46 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I cannot believe it's summer already. 2024 is zipping by!

Jun 22, 2024 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I learned that it is a fact of life they don't teach you in science class. As you get older, the days and years whiz by. 

Jun 22, 2024 10:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - the arrival of your summertime quotes offers a cool respite (temperature-wise) from what is happening around much of the country.  The words by Sam Keen are new-to-me and quite appropriate as well as spot on funny.  It's also nice to see mention of Russel Baker which reminds me of his book, Growing Up, which I read many years ago.  And like summer, time flies. . .  Soon it will be the dog days of August.  

Jun 22, 2024 05:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Michael Jacobs I learn much from you. I had a book by Russell Baker on my "to read" list and had forgotten about it. It is now in my queue. 

Jun 22, 2024 10:55 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am hoping that someone will have a good ice cream recipe for the fork-it-over challenge, haha.

Jun 22, 2024 06:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England We have  an ice cream maker attachment for our Kitchen-Aid Mixer but have used it just once. Maybe I'll make peach ice cream for the summer. 

Jun 22, 2024 10:56 AM
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

We have been experiencing temps in the 90's, which is very unusual this early in the season Kathy. Yes, summer has arrived early for us.

Jun 22, 2024 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I've been watching the news about the unusually hot temps. We walked early today and it was oppresive!!!

Jun 22, 2024 11:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have unusually hot weather for the first weekend of summer in Maryland.

Jun 22, 2024 06:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley When we lived in Leesburg, VA, I remember the summers seemed short!

Jun 22, 2024 11:03 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
It's not having to leave as early for the golf course now because I don't have to factor in time for getting behind the school buses. 😂

Jun 22, 2024 08:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Ah yes Carol Williams Another big plus about summer. I notice that our local Starbucks  on the way to where we walk has a line that goes around the block when school starts. 

Jun 22, 2024 12:18 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

I am enjoying the warm days we have now before the real long hot days of August come along.

Jun 22, 2024 08:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Dennis Neal I know what you mean. Last year we had days when it was over 100 degrees and humid too. I'll take the heat we have now. 

Jun 22, 2024 12:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Happy Summer! The Strawberry Moon was so cool last night and can be seen again tonight. Summer has arrived in Texas and as usual its hot (could be worse) and humid (could be worse). Hard to believe its summer 2024..where is this year going????

Jun 22, 2024 08:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX We stood out front last night to see the moon!!!   We walked early today and it was already almost unbearable. No breeze at all. 

Jun 22, 2024 12:29 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Kathy, can we enter more then one recipe and get the points for the contest.  I am trying Bob Strawberry pie today.


Jun 22, 2024 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Hmmm Will Hamm that would be up to Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Jun 22, 2024 12:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I still need to get a receipt from my wife for one of our favorite Summer meals.

Jun 22, 2024 09:31 AM
Kathy Streib

George Souto oh good!!! I can't wait. I want to try all of the recipes too!

Jun 22, 2024 12:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Seems like summer arrived here a month ago, Kathy! Am planning to submit a recipe as well for this month's, Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge!!! 

Jun 22, 2024 10:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wanda- I have a few I've done previously but I'm hoping to do a different one. 

Jun 22, 2024 12:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... summer certainly showed up with a vengeance this week... although it was still not quite as hot here as we get in August (until today). I have a feeling we are all in for a very hot summer this year.

Jun 22, 2024 12:56 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Yes summer is here and it got pushed upon us by temps in the 90's

Jun 22, 2024 07:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  my favorite seasons are Spring and Fall followed by Winter so Summer is the last on the list.... for me..... as to a recipe I better get with the program and come up with something:)Endre

Jun 22, 2024 08:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Our weather has been better since the 1st day of Summer - in the high 70s, sunny skies, etc. So glad to not have the June Gloom but happy to not have the heatwave others are experiencing.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Jun 23, 2024 09:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

We've had 3 consecutive days of 100+ weather here in Sacramento.  I have no doubt that Summer is here.

Jun 24, 2024 07:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOSgroup!

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Jun 24, 2024 07:59 PM