Nicholas New September 15th, 2023

Button down the hatches as we wait with bated breath for the landing of Hurricane Lee!  Really hoping it’s not as bad as they are predicting!  We’ve cleared off our deck and patio, so nothing here to blow around.  With this gorgeous clear blue sky today, you’d never guess what’s coming around the corner.  TG for technology that’s able to give us ample warning to get ready and be prepared.  The city of Saint John has set out a “Shelter-In-Place” order trying to protect citizens from flying debris of the high winds.  Keep in mind, when this order is out, it’s against the law to go out and about, so if you’re driving a car and get in an accident or your car is hit by flying debris, you’re not covered by insurance.    We’re really hoping there is not too much damage to homes, properties and trees and everyone stays safe.  Terrible time of year for this to be happening as far as the trees go.  With a full head of green leaves, they catch the full force of the wind and with record high amounts of rain this summer, the roots are practically living in mud and can uproot easily.

This weekend we’ll be hunkered down but next Sunday, the 24th Mama is hosting an open house at 133 Westmount Drive, just off Kennebecasis Drive.  MLS# NB085179.  We invite you to join us to view this impeccable home in mint condition with the latest in amenities plus water view and inground pool.  Whole home renovation, inside and out plus total rehaul of the heated pool! (not much I enjoy more than a heated pool).  The house consists of main floor living with living room, dining room, huge kitchen with inviting fireplace, family room, full bath plus powder room, master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and 5-piece ensuite bath, laundry room and mud room all on the first floor.  Two additional bedrooms, library, walk-in linen closet, walk-in cedar closet and full 4-piece bathroom upstairs.  Heated floors in the 3 main floor bathrooms.  Economical ducted heat pumps provide cozy heat and refreshing air conditioning.  Offered at $1,125,000.  Hope to see you there.

Let’s get through the weekend and we’ll chat next week.  Be sure to keep all your furry four-legged friends indoors and sheltered!

Your pal,



Nicholas News September 8, 2023

Hate to see the end of summer, especially when we saw very few warm days of sunshine this year.  Hard on everyone even us four-legged furry friends!  Not many beach days, hikes, visits to the lake and even difficult to get our daily walks in.  I personally hate the rain!  Mama has a very hard time to get me to go out in it.  When I have to, I step about one foot off the concrete garage floor, do my thing and then run in the house!  The only thing worse than rain is high winds, thunder and the dreaded lighting!  Terrifies me.  I stick very close to Mama (right up against her leg as she walks, if she goes around the kitchen island, then so do I!  We’re supposed to get blasted tonight starting about 10pm.  We’ll turn our TV up extra loud so that I don’t hear it so much and get a good action-packed movie going.

We’re keeping a close eye on those bank rates for our clients.  Difficult for people to get used to the recent hikes without threats of another jump.  TD they’re holding off this time.  Mama recommends to lock-in for as long as you can!!!  No one knows what’s going to happen.

The flowers on the deck really took a beating this year with all the rain but our pots at the front entrance are hanging in there just fine.  The big roof over the entrance keeps them protected but also means that Mama and I have to water them by hand.  I’m always by her side when she works around the plants at the front door.  I’m on squirrel patrol as I don’t want any of those pesky critters near my Mama!


We had a lovely scenic drive yesterday across the Deer Island Ferry to Deer Island.  It was a bit foggy so we couldn’t see as far in the distance as we’d like but the water was very calm.  I love winding around the islands.

Our majestic heritage home at 3218 Rothesay Road has been reduced to $899,000.  MLS#NB091506. Awesome price for an awesome property with its new stylish kitchen, plenty of room for entertaining in-style and everyday creature comforts for your family!  I love the huge yard; wrap-around verandah, mature trees and the Invisible Fence system is already built-in for your furry friend!

So happy that the current hurricane is once again bypassing New Brunswick!  We really do live in God’s country.  TG we have Nova Scotia acting as a buffer between us and the Atlantic Ocean.

Hope you have a great weekend, talk soon.

Your pal,


Nicholas News September 1st, 2023

Hello Weekend!  TGIF.  Are you all set for the long weekend?  This may be the first long weekend this year with sunshine!!!  Seems we’ve had rain for all the others.  We’re planning a barbeque, picnic on the beach, scenic drive across a few ferries, friends over for a drink on the deck as we sit around our new firepit, etc.  Just some real R & R as we enjoy the last lazy days of summer!  I love the new fire pit, but Mama says to be careful, don’t sit too close.  It is warm and cozy though.  We haven’t used our deck this year nearly as much as we usually would, seems it rained most weekends (many weekdays too).  I’ve never seen a thing like it!  We have had a few dinners on the deck, and they were lovely with a refreshing breeze blowing through my fur.  Mama, has it designed in what she calls, Bohemian-style with lots of bright colours on a beige and ivory background and colourful flowers everywhere.

We just today, received an accepted offer on one of Charlie’s building lots for sale.  Charlie is the listing agent and Mama is the selling agent.  Great teamwork, keep it up!

Everyone has different plans for the weekend!  Enjoy!  I’ll be thinking of ya.

PS- this paw print in the sand is my actual paw print.  Mama took this pic of it at New River Beach.

Your pal,