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Every time we disparage the state of the economy and talk about the terrible state of real estate, we create a self fulfilling prophesy. It is my view that if we are positive, then positive things will happen. There are great opportunities in the market and it is time to stress the positive, and put a bow on it.



Today I am having my taxes done. It is never a good or pleasant day. That said, once it is done, it will be finished for another year and I can file it under done deal. Somethings are just troublesome. I can't wait to go and be back and file my paperwork away until it can be discarded. Have a goo...
Today is a day like any other. It is snowing and it is cold but I am here and doing my very best.  Some folks hold on and some folks hold out for better. No matter what the focus is, holding is hard, and the longer you do it doesn't make it any easier. Nonetheless you can and do get skilled at an...
In Massachusetts there is a thing called excise tax that is annual, and is based on your automobile. I just got my bills for this. Every state has their own ways to collect revenue and while this was new for me when I moved here I now expect that this will be a given in many places. The newer and...
A home is a special place where you are safe, relaxed and familiar. A home is a place you make and it can be anywhere. A house is something else: it is just a structure. I have known folks who have been home in an apartment, a basement, a garage and even in a car. Believe it or not everyone doesn...
The older I get the harder it is for me to see things in the best possible light. Perhaps that is because as time goes by my experience with life and with people has tainted me. I really am trying to look forward with hope and optimism but life is replete with disappointments. OK enough. I am pos...
Sometimes I find myself frustrated because of things beyond my control. For whatever reason the older I get the more I am noticing this happen. I am a pretty simple person and just want to be talked to with candor and capacity.. It is just a matter of being forthright. When folks are honest I can...
This has been a really crazy winter season replete with unusual highs and lows in the same week. Since last night there has been wind in the Berkshires like never before. It is gusting to about 70 MPH and the norm is about 50. Little dogs like mine can't handle this so I'm hoping it stops soon.
I love to travel. I tend to go to exotic places that are far away and often the flights are really long. I have acquired thousands of miles and was able to use them until about two years ago when getting seats for miles became almost impossible. Now I am finding that there is no way to successful...
My gang is very smart. They are great judges of people and they bring me laughs and joy every day. Yesterday was the first time at the new groomers. They were up front with the receptionist and two other dogs when I left them. They seemed content and OK. I spoke with the receptionist after a coup...
So the day is here and soon my gang will meet the new groomer and be bathed, cleaned, and  cut. I am optimistic but stressed. This is serious business and aside from the cost there are many things that can happen. Keep your fingers crossed for us and if all is well, I will let you know.

Sheila Anderson

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