Nicholas News January 5th 2024!

It’s a new year!  Time to address a new house or location?  Maybe this is the year for a vacation home!  With a shortage of available housing, buyers need to act quickly to acquire the home of their dreams.

I had a quiet relaxing holiday season and a wonderful Christmas with family (lots of turkey, my favourite part), 6 new bouncy balls of every colour under my tree and a few treats.  I love it when friends come to visit, they always make such a fuss over me (can never get too much of that).  We’re all adjusting to our first artificial tree.  It is beautiful to look at, it’s the fresh fir smell we’re missing.  Friends brought Mama some fir scents to hang in the tree which helped a lot, and we made a couple of large fir, pine and cedar arrangements, placed close to the tree to help.  Even though it’s 9′ tall, the fake tree is not as wide as a real tree, so we cut back on the number of ornaments, just hanging our favourites.  It turned out pretty cool.  We do like the fact that needles are not falling all over the floor, it doesn’t need water, light colour can be changed with a flick of a switch, and we could put it up early and leave it up late!!!  We   I spent most of the holiday laying under the new tree.  I have to say, “I do love it”.


I had a great New Years Eve as it was the first time in Mama & Papa’s 39 years together, since they met, that they spent it at home with me.  Before Covid they use to travel to different places taking in some spectacular galas, but not this year!  I thought it was awesome.  Mama made a special time of it, getting out the good china, setting the dining room table, candlelight, nice music and preparing a seafood feast.  We all got dressed up and I wore a sparkling gold bow.  Mama says it was very romantic.  I say, “good seafood, glad you’re home”!

We have an exciting new waterfront listing at 2162 Waterside Drive, on 7.4 private acres on Washademaok Lake.  This year- round home or vacation retreat is 1 1/2 stories with 3 bedrooms (master on the main floor) and 1 1/2 baths.  The great room boasts 16′ ceilings, hardwood floors, cozy wood stove and two full walls of windows overlooking the lake.  The ductless heat pump provides economical heat in winter and refreshing cool in summer.  Personally, I love the huge wrap-around deck.  What a great place to hang out in summer.  There is always something exciting going on at the lake, rather is skating (this property has its own pond) or snowmobiling in winter or swimming, fishing and boating in summer.  For us four-legged friends, there is nothing more exciting than seeing and chasing that illusive squirrel!!!  MLS#NB094574 Offered at $699,000.

Hope you stay warm and cozy this week, great weather for skating.  Maybe catch some of the after Christmas sales at the pet shop!  Paws crossed and hoping.

Talk soon, your pal,