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Sunshine Here I Come

The holidays are over and the New Year has begun.  This time of year can be difficult for many of us as the cold and snow cause an overwhelming feeling to hibernate.  There are a minority of people who embrace the winter days and nights with excitement and enthusiasm, from skiing and sledding to cozy […]

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Time and Planning

Most of us live for the time that lies right ahead of us.  A few days, weeks, years.  One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead.  And when time no longer lies […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Crimmins’ house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would  soon be there; The girls were all hanging out in their beds, With iPods loudly playing music in their heads. And all […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Do you ever wish you can go back in time?  Not to change the way things turned out or make different choices, but to experience the wonderful memories that you have of a time and a place. This Thanksgiving we are doing just that.  For a number of years we celebrated Thanksgiving at our vacation […]

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Determine Your Cost Basis When Selling Your Home

Buying a house is an important step in your life. Typically you buy a house and then make it your home.  The specific details were chosen by you and the changes and improvements which were made over the years have made this home uniquely yours.  Selling a home that you have lived in for many […]

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Choosing a Paint Color

One of my favorite television channels is Home and Garden television or better known as HGTV.  The various shows center on decorating or re-imagining living spaces.  I can spend hours watching the different hosts tackle projects and successfully re-invent the spaces from beginning to end. As the decorating comes to a conclusion the house is […]

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Some Tips for Living Longer

Recently I came across an article in AARP magazine that highlighted 50 Great Ways to Live Longer. Many  of the tips were related to your health and how to increase your chances of a longer life by eating well, exercising and taking better care of yourself. However, there were a few that highlighted some interesting […]

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Focus on What Matters

I am a bit of a control freak. I do not like to admit it, but I do not like the feeling of not being in control. I can hide this character flaw at times, though I know that those who know me best are fully award of my compulsion to control my environment and […]

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Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

One of the most difficult acts that one can do is to make the decision to say goodbye to their pet.  As many of you know, Taxi, our Labrador retriever, has been an integral part of our family for the past fourteen years.  She was a sweet, loving and smart dog who brought joy and […]

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Tooth Fairy and Market Success

There are many aspects of parenting that are fun and easy and some that are not.  I am ashamed to say that Dan and I had a difficulty with an integral part of parenting…..being the tooth fairy! How can it be that two grown adults cannot remember that their child had lost a tooth and […]

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