Well, it’s that time of year again, putting up the outdoor lights, decorating the big cedar tree in the front yard, getting a wreath properly hung on the door so that it isn’t that tiny bit crooked, and, my special favorite, stringing long loops of colorful holiday lights along the full length of our back deck, such a cheery sight as dusk falls. And all the usual outdoor holiday decor tasks are made so much easier here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia because of our mild but definite 4 season climate. ( The delights of the Shore’s fabulous climate were brought into sharp relief today by a call from an employee who had made what was to have been just a quick trip to Houlton, Maine, expecting to be back for work as scheduled on yesterday. Instead, she got trapped by a major winter storm with a projected duration of at least 2 days, 8-12 inches of snow and lots of ice accumulation expected, so she missed work because it was too dangerous to drive. You just wouldn’t believe it, said she, ice pellets are falling fast and furiously, snow drifts are about a gazillion feet high, I’m so ready to get back to the Shore ! ) So, counting my blessings as I puttered out on the deck yesterday afternoon, dressed in a light windbreaker, potting up pansies into 3 beautiful flower pots I got as gifts for a special friend, sky blue, sun shining, slight breeze blowing off the water, nary a snowflake in sight, no black ice, no 30 car pile-ups….. I think next year I should just print t-shirts that say: “Life is good ….on Virginia’s Eastern Shore“.
On a more serious note, this is the time of year when friends and family are close in mind and heart, and, if we are lucky, in body too. Trivial and petty are hopefully cast aside, leaving more space for thinking not just of family and friends but especially about helping those less fortunate. By nature, I am an optimist and 13 is my lucky number– but it does seem that 2013 has brought definite economic improvement here on the Eastern Shore and nationwide. For this, at Blue Heron Realty Co., we are truly grateful. And we would especially like to thank our clients and customers, all the many folks who have purchased or listed property through our firm. Please know that we very much appreciate your business and really value your confidence in us.
And to the readers of this little blog about life and real estate on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we hope you found some of the information you were looking for and had some fun too, learning about our slender peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Happily, we had our 15 minutes of fame and celebrity this year as the Home and Garden Network (HGTV) premiered a “beachfront house hunter” episode earlier this month about the Eastern Shore of Virginia and one of its most charming little historic towns, Cape Charles, VA and, ta-da, featured Eva Noonan, sales agent in Blue Heron’s Cape Charles office and her buyers, the Outlands. I loved watching the HGTV crew film the show over 4 days, it was such a fun and a unique experience, keep an eye out for repeat showings of our episode. And I’m hoping in 2014 you will keep reading our little blog to learn more about the amazing quality of life and the outstanding real estate opportunities on the Eastern Shore to purchase beachfront properties, homes with backyard boat docks, Bay Creek Golf Resort listings, historic homes as well as town and country homes listed for sale by Blue Heron Realty Co. in the Chesapeake Bay area
And so, from Lemoin, Marlene, Montaigne, Mike, Gerry, Heather, Kay, Lisa and Brandi in Blue Heron’s Machipongo, VA main office and from Dave, Eva, Jennifer, Luisa, Bonnie and Cynthia in Blue Heron’s Cape Charles, VA branch office, thanks once again for your continued support, we really appreciate it. Best wishes to you and yours from the entire Blue Heron crew for a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. ( Posted by Marlene Cree, licensed agent with Blue Heron Realty Co., 7134 Wilsonia Neck Dr., Machipongo, VA. )
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