Empty Bowls Event in Nashua, NH

The concept of the empty bowl events is just amazing…really, somebody thinking outside the box.  Every community does something a little different: http://www.emptybowls.net/, but the idea is to help feed people in need.

SOUP, POTTERY, MUSIC, AND COMMUNITY

 

Top 4 Reasons you should attend:
1. It’s for a great cause.
2. You get to choose from beautiful stoneware bowls that were hand made by students, faculty and community members.
3. Live music. The Nashua High South Jazz band will be playing.
4. You get to sample from lots of great soups made by area restaurants.

 

 What a fantastic community event that benefits the Nashua Soup Kitchen.

Seriously, a really nice time!  See you there.  -Jenn

2011 High School Jazz Band

More info can be found on Nashua Patch: http://nashua.going.com/events/nashua-soup-kitchen-and-shelters-annual-empty-bowls

If you want to help the Nashua Soup Kitchen in other ways: www.nsks.org

 


-Just my thoughts. ~Jenn

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Nemo- The Blizzard of 2013

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snowstorm

My Beautiful Hemlock Tree

The snow is slowing down as of 7:45am. It’s blowing around…so light and fluffy. We didn’t lose power last night, but the wind was insane. It did create some large snow drifts. Time to go out and play.

7:45am Still coming down. Swirling and blowing around.

12:30pm All Done with lots of large snow drifts.

 

 

Beautiful- but no big deal overall.

-Just my thoughts. ~Jenn

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Preparing for the Storm (some silly, but mostly helpful)

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IF ONLY I KNEW…

Real estate activity is the slowest during the winter in New Hampshire

Real estate activity is the slowest during the winter in New Hampshire

Many of us here in New Hampshire remember Snowtober, 2011. How long was your power out? I had just moved 6 weeks earlier into our home…we were not prepared. Snowtober had just under a foot of snow…nothing big around these parts. It was the rain that did us in as the snow turned to heavy ice. Eagle Tribune 10/31/2011 Article

Halloween was cancelled that year, the power was out for over a week. You think you can stick it out…after the 3rd day you regret not booking a hotel, because it really sucks! Sure, you don’t have TV, internet, and lights. That’s not that bad, but no heat, no cooking, can’t flushthe toilet, dirty dishes covering every surface of the kitchen, and a fear of the pipes freezing.

You go to bed cold at night, everybody trying to snuggle into one bed to keep warm. Your body aches from tensing up in the cold. Your kids are tired, bored, and hungry. Nothing is open for hours from home. You regret not booking that hotel early on…now they are all booked up, even 3 states over.

You can only imagine the relief when the power finally came back on. Really, the smell was getting to me.

As we enter into another grand scale storm, a blizzard called Nemo.  Here is a list of important items I did to prepare myself.


THE BIG LIST
    • Catch up on laundry as soon as you hear the weather. I found out the hard way what it’s like to run out of underwear.
    • Make sure you have food that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. It’s hard to cook when your stove and microwave don’t work…and it’s just too cold to use the grill.
    • Know where your candles and matches are stored. Nothing worse trying to find them in the black of night, kids crying because they’re scared. You know you have a zillion Yankee candles somewhere!
    • The same goes for flashlights. Know where they are, and make sure you have the extra batteries. I mean really, when was the last time you purchased D batteries?
    • Wood, yes wood…bring it close to the house. Yeah, you’ll have to restack it, but there’s nothing worse trudging out in 2+ feet of icy cold snow and carry it into the house.
    • Make sure you have room in the garage to put the cars. Drives me nuts when the plow guy comes and he can’t get close to garage because of the cars. Then I have to shovel all that snow before it builds up into a 3″ layer of ice. I’m trying something new: parking the one car that doesn’t go into the garage off to the side, not even near the garage, so the plow can get close.
    • Fill all the gas cans you have so you don’t run out for the generator. Oh yes people, get a generator! A small portable one is fine; at least you’ll save all the food in the fridge. We lost a lot of food that year, expensive replacing everything in both the refrigerator and the freezer in the garage.
    • Very, very important: water! Remember, even if you have public water, the filtration systems will stop working. Stock up on bottled water. When you have a well, fill your bathtubs. Nothing worse than going a couple days without being able to flush the toilets!! The clean up after is a nightmare, again, trust me.

My Nemo

Its 10:30pm now, the wind is picking up and the snow is coming down fast. Nemo is swimming around out there. I’ll update in the morning with more pictures if I have internet. Power loss is inevitable with the strength of that wind out there.

-Just my thoughts.  -Jenn

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Great Ranch for sale in Nashua!

56 Raleigh Dr, Nashua, NH

MLS 4168446.

Adorable 3-bedroom Ranch with walk-out basement waiting for you to finish. Newer siding, windows, roof, deck, sliders, updated bath, driveway, and new kitchen counters coming this week. Lots of wood floors! Fantastic neighborhood. Retaining wall added to support addition, or garage, off kitchen. Great curb appeal and wooded backyard view. 56 Raleigh Drive in Nashua.  Bicentennial School district.

 

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Grand Opening for Merrimack Premium Outlets

This is a big weekend for Merrimack, NH.  The much anticipated grand opening celebration for the Merrimack Premium Outlets.  Located right off the highway, Exit 10 on Route 3, it will be very easy to find.

Some of the outlets:  

Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s Outlet Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, DKNY, Elie Tahari, J.Crew, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Here’s a link to their site: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=101

I know I’m excited, but I’ll wait until the buzz dies down before heading there.  What?  There’s a Chico’s?  You may see me there this weekend after all.

-Just my thoughts. ~Jenn
Outdoor Mall in MerrimackLooks like a covered bridge, love the architecture of this outdoor mall!

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1 Storybrook Ln in Amherst, NH For Sale Real Estate

1 Storybrook Ln, Amherst, NH

Four-bedroom, 2.5 baths, backing up to open space in Jasper Valley.  Tons of wood floors! Step-down family room with beamed ceiling and beautiful brick fireplace with built-ins. Tons of crown molding (even bedrooms), new quartz counters in kitchen.

Serene wooded backdrop in rear with pergola covered in Wisteria over deck and large brick patio overlooking granite boulders and wooded open space.

This home has character, just needs your imagination and elbow grease to make a masterpiece.

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Just my thoughts.  –Jenn

Contact Me At: 603-821-8285 or Jenn@TopNHhomes.com

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RE/MAX Properties – 169 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua, NH 821-8285

J.A.Cote Appraisals, LLC – 142 Lowell Rd Hudson, NH

Homes for sale in Nashua, Hudson, Merrimack, Amherst, property in Pelham, and Windham.

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CHANGE: HAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT ON THE MIND

-TO THE FEARFUL IT IS THREATENING: THINGS MAY GET WORSE.

-TO THE HOPEFUL IT IS ENCOURAGING: THINGS MAY GET BETTER.

-TO THE CONFIDENT IT IS INSPIRING: THE CHALLENGE EXISTS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER.

King Whitney Jr.

 Live outside your comfort zone…it’s a confidence builder for me.

Changing Leaves

The Changing Leaves in Hollis NH

 

Just my thoughts.  –Jenn
 

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RE/MAX Properties – 169 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua, NH 821-8285

J.A.Cote Appraisals, LLC – 142 Lowell Rd Hudson, NH

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 Real Estate in Nashua, Hudson, Merrimack, Amherst, Pelham, and Windham.

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CHANGE: Threatening, Encouraging, or Inspiring.

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the mind.

-To the fearful it is threatening: things may get worse.

-To the hopeful it is encouraging: things may get better.

-To the confident it is inspiring: the challenge exists to make things better.

Beautiful drive through Deering, NH makes for a great photo.

-My thoughts: live outside your comfort zone…it’s a confidence builder.

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My iPad and Me

What can I say, it’s intuitive, it’s productive, and better yet…it’s fun. Unbelievably awesome. I’m not one to pick up every new technology, but I was already considering picking up an iPod touch. I could see how the bigger screen would expand the uses for work and play.

I’m typing this blog while driving down Route 8 in Connecticut. I was on Twitter a minute ago and realized I haven’t done a post since picking up the iPod. I have the time on this long drive down to Virginia Beach. My laptop is in the backseat, but it’s rather bulky and cumbersome for a car ride. The digital keyboard is very functional…I’ve been typing with my thumbs while holding the iPad vertical. It keeps up nicely with my fast typing and I love the self-correcting feature. I’m using the Pages application.

Last week I was doing a showing, and my client wanted to see another house close-by. I was able to log on to MLS (thanks to my PalmPre hotspot) and show him the interior pics before we decided to schedule the appointment. Then I set up the showing online. This could all be done with my laptop, but the iPad is far easier to carry and handle, the resolution is beautiful, and let’s face it…it’s cool!

-Just my thoughts.

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My Very Own Portable WI-FI Hotspot!

My PalmPre Hot Spot saves the day! I went to a listing appointment in Mason, NH wanting to show my client some comparable listings she may be interested in. My client only has a dial-up connection. Being a tech goddess I took my laptop, my 19″ flat-screen monitor, and my PalmPre Plus cell phone. Mind you, deciding to bring all these things was a last minute thing, but easy enough to pack.

My mobile hotspot on the Pre is one of the BEST tools I have. I logged onto the hotspot and wa-la…WI-FI hotspot, for up to 5 computers, at my clients home. She enjoyed looking at all the listings….and on a large screen. Just imagine the possibilities with your own wi-fi hotspot and a laptop.

My initial purchase of the Palm Pre Plus was to use on my new iPad that should arrive April 3rd. Check out my blog on my decision to purchase the iPad at: AppraiserJenns Blog

I will be using these tools for both my work as a Realtor and Appraiser.

-Just my thoughts.

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