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2012 

Hats off to Debbie for providing such a clear explanation on Leap Years.  We are thrilled to have an extra day this year.  Read on and we hope you enjoy.Yes, it's almost Leap Year again, and this February 2012, we are graced with an extra day - February 29.  Sweet - one more day to do whatever yo...
02/24/2012
Great post, Debbie.  It is amazing what a difference changing the color of the hardwood can make.  We have seen the impact of your work and it truly can transform the look of a home.  The answer is usually YES!   Based on some comments on a few blog posts, it appears that many home owners don't r...
02/24/2012
"Does your parent or wife wander?"  It is a question this elder care consultant asks when doing an assessment of a person with Alzheimer's Disease. Here in Westchester County, New York, wandering can take you through the busy streets of southern Westchester County or to the back country of northe...
02/20/2012
How not to get hit by a friend's car in a parking lot on Valentine's Day     'Kay, my friend hit me with her SUV on Valentine's Day -- granted by mistake -- in a parking lot with pesky parking attendants.  Keep in mind that with titanium in my back and a couple of fake discs, I'm pretty industria...
02/17/2012
Some great info from our local flooring expert Debbie Gartner aka The Flooring Girl.  In our neck of the woods, hardwood flooring is the preferred flooring choice.  Way to go, Debbie.If you have hardwood floors underneath your carpet, is it better to refinish the hardwood or to recarpet? Which is...
02/16/2012
It has been an unbelievably mild winter (thank goodness).  But, the temperatures are still dipping below freezing at night...and as Hillary points out, that can be dangerous for your pipes.  So, keep the heat on...don't risk it.No real Snow ~ but will we have frozen pipes & water damage in Tuckah...
02/14/2012
Thought this was an insightful article about hardwood flooring - one of the many reasons so many peole love hardwood flooring in our area.  Thanks Debbie for your wonderful insights.In Westchester NY, hardwood floors are the preferred flooring.  It is beautiful, natural, authentic, timeless and j...
02/14/2012
Hillary's friend and Fitness Center owner, Sonya Louis (that's lou-y) sounds great.  We can all use a little coaching and assistance in our busy lives, as this new year begins.Get Fit with personal training in Fleetwood NY 10552 with Sonya Louis ~ Mount Vernon   I want to introduce you to my amaz...
02/07/2012
Our beloved group member, Debbie - "the Flooring Girl," has invaluable knowledge about do's and don'ts and solutions for flooring in Westchester County.  My clients love her and we met again in First Fridays -  hoorah!  Here are her "greatest hits!" ~ Hillary Sheperd,  Servpro of Scarsdale / Moun...
02/06/2012
I enjoyed your blog because it is so true.  This is a good reminder what we need to do to succeed in anything. Debbie Grieco If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd...... are you waiting for that big break in life?  How about waiting to win the lottery?  Do you sit ar...
02/04/2012
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