Happy New Year! Nicholas and I had a pretty quiet New Year’s Eve watching the apple drop on TV at Times Square. So many people! Mama and Papa got all dolled up and went out to a gala and we two dudes were at home. It was good for us to have a quiet night after all the Christmas hoop la and company coming and going. Papa went overboard this year and brought home a 12 foot tree (live of course) which was placed in the foyer. It was the perfect shape and Mama said we’re going to let him pick them all from now on! What fun it was to watch the family decorate it. Papa carried in a big aluminum ladder and started first with the angel at the top, then many strings of multi-coloured lights and then lots of glass ornaments. Some of our ornaments are very old belonging to Mama’s mother and also her grandmother (these ones are 100 years old, very delicate and handled with the upmost of care). We were good boys just laying back admiring the beautiful tree and enjoying the fresh scent of balsam fir. Mama kept adding water to be sure it didn’t dry out. We all love our live tree. We’ve been tempted to go artificial so we could leave it up longer but we just can’t bring ourselves to do it. Our Uncle Tom has a gorgeous artificial tree that he leaves up for the month of December and each unique glass bulb is stunning.
Mama and Team Platinum were as busy as bees over the holidays with Candace, Mama and Amy showing houses to out of town clients here from Toronto. This is the busiest winter we’ve seen in five years. So nice to see relocators accepting jobs here in Saint John again and needing a new home ASAP! It’s so important to our team to find them just the perfect house in the perfect location and show them the local sites, shops and conveniences. The team was in their glory doing what they do best selling the city, the valley, and our inviting properties. We’ll be taking a few weeks off from open houses over early January but will start up again later in the month.
Nicholas and I wish you good health, peace, joy and abundance throughout 2017!