A great time for new beginnings
The possibilities are endless, he’s how Colleen from the team is managing COVID-19.
There’s open house in the neighborhood. A nice fairly quiet road with a great selection of homes. There are potential new neighbors in the area!! Number 156 seems to be hot on the list of possibilities.
Getting out for regular walks is a good thing. What a better way to check things out, learn your neighborhood’s challenging spots and little secret hidden gems.There are folks you may never have seen before, like Linda, who was out with her walking poles yesterday. We had a nice chat, across the road from each other, but close enough to learn we are neighbors and enjoy some of the same attractions in our hood! Nice to see a smiling face. Of course there are mental and physical benefits to going for a walk, but don’t forget the social benefit as well. We are social people and social distancing can be a challenge for some. If you dont run into someone like Linda, notice what is going on around you, especially nature.
Two, very bright robins greeted me at a driveway, chattering happily. I acknowledged them with a quick thank you and a show of appreciation that spring is actually arriving in Alberta. What a welcomed sight.
Overhead the geese are returning! The have a very distinctive chatter and fly in a very well organized pattern. They say it is to conserve energy, but more importantly to keep track of everyone in the group. Geese have it right, take care of your peeps, your social community. Now more than ever is the time to watch out for family, friends, neighbors.
There are so many things we can do at a distance, that will make the community a better place when we can reconnect on a social level. Of course, there’s the usual, bake cookies, loaves, cakes, lasagna and drop it at someone’s doorstep. But with the nice weather why not get out the rake and see if Gertie next door would like the winter packed leaves loosened? Or maybe she would appreciate being able to enjoy the warm sunbeam of today through a clean living room window? Do you have an extra bird feeder sitting about? Fill it up and hang it for her to see, out of that clean window 😊Not only will your neighbor appreciate the gesture, but you will feel great. There are lots of activities we can do at a distance, be creative! We’d love to hear what you come up with. Let’s share some good.
Now, back to the open house. What an exciting time, new neighbors looking to move into my beautiful community. I have been watching the activity as there are a couple of dwellings up for grabs. Sometimes it’s a single but mostly couples, coming by to check out the surroundings. I call a warm welcome and occasionally give my opinion on the location, traffic or amount of sunshine they will have.
A decision has been made and number 156 is the winner. I am pleased to share that two of the most beautiful Western Bluebirds have taken up residence and hopefully will be successful in growing their family.
Have any newcomers in your neighborhood? Now is a great time to welcome them and enjoy their company (at a distance). There is a lot to appreciate during these crazy times. Get out there and find what turns your crank!
We’ve got lots of practice helping people settle into the perfect neighborhood. Let us know how we can help!