Monthly Archives: November 2016
Monthly Archives: November 2016
As our way of showing our appreciation for our wonderful family of clients – many of whom have become good friends – we held our Gratitude Gathering for 2016 just before Thanksgiving. We had great conversations and terrific snacks and beverages.
Many of our clients are from the Midwest and so they found they had much in common. Others are living near each other and we were able to introduce neighbors to each other. Some clients attended that I have not seen in many years.
As an added bonus we offered a choice of Free pies for people to take home for their own Thanksgiving meals. We are so grateful to be able to host this event. We are so grateful for all the good in our lives and for each other. This is our favorite time of year when we can express how much we care about our clients and how much we appreciate those that introduce us to the people they care about.
We love celebrating our clients. Maybe you can join us next year?
Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be?
Your home should be your haven: the place where you will be protected from harm. It should be a top priority, and yet every year 1200 people or more visit the emergency room during the holiday months due to accidents and unintended injuries sustained from hidden dangers around the home.
With a sharp eye and preventive action you can reduce the chances of lurking safety dangers for everyone who visits your home.
The Top 12 Home Safety Tips
Safety Dangers to Kids You May Not Think About
Do you have small children who live with you? Even if you don’t, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, your home may welcome friends with young children and older family members. This makes now the ideal time to survey home your home for potential safety problems.
Did you know that as little as an inch of water can be a major hazard? A pail of water in the yard, large puddles from a storm, even a washing machine can induce a small child to trip or fall into and become at risk. The fix: Watch for open ice chests and other standing water, and don’t leave toilet seats open.
Button-sized lithium batteries power small electronic devices, including remote controls, watches, musical greeting cards, and ornaments. When accidently swallowed, they can get stuck in the esophagus and generate an electrical current that can cause severe chemical burns and tissue damage. The fix: Only let small children play with mechnical devices and toys under supervision, and make sure to put these items away when not in use.
WINDOWS AND STAIRS
Every year, more than 5,000 kids end up in the emergency room after tumbling out of a window. Combat that by installing window guards or window stops so kids can’t fall out. Stairs are another potential hazard for youngsters with less-than-perfect balance. The fix: Baby gates can prevent young kids from venturing up or down. Steps should always have firm footing and be clear of objects as even older people can slip and fall or trip on items left on the stairs.
Cats can scratch a child not used to playing with finicky felines. The family dog may be big and loving but can outweigh a child by five times. Children can be easily knocked down, nipped, or even bitten by a dog not used to the activity of small children. The fix: Monitor play activity and make sure your pet is not getting anxious or annoyed.
Babies can be strangled by cords on blinds and shades. The fix: Excessive cords of all types should be removed or secured down. Always keep cribs away from windows with loose cords.
Now’s the Time
With the upcoming holidays at hand, now is the perfect time to survey your home and address potential safety hazards to yourselves, your family, and your friends. It doesn’t take long, most fixes are very inexpensive and simple to do, and your efforts will pay dividends in peace of mind for years to come.
If you would like our advice on how to make your home safer and need a list of trusted sources for home repairs, please contact us today. It’s our business to ensure that your home is safe and secure for your family.
Beverly and John
Relax and Enjoy Life! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238 is a wonderful place to come home to.
You will find an updated kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless appliances and solid surface counters. There is a dining area, living room and bonus gathering room located off the eat-in-kitchen. Be sure to notice the interesting curved wall and plant shelves too.
Escape the twirls and stress of everyday life in the community heated pool and spa. Someone else takes care of it and you get to enjoy it.
Then come home and enjoy the beautiful lake view from your lanai at 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238
Arielle is a quiet, gated community on popular Palmer Ranch with an ideal location. Arielle is situated on 38 acres with 2 lakes and 9 acres of preserves.
Just minutes away is the Legacy Bike Trail, lots of shops, restaurants, world famous Siesta Beach, a fabulous YMCA, golf and interstate access. Sarasota is well known as the cultural capital of Florida and there are endless opportunities of attractions, water sports, and interesting things to see and do.
This condo with it’s new A/C in 2015, Pergo floors, tile roof and your own private garage combine to make a great place for seasonal or year round living. Arielle on Palmer Ranch is pet friendly. The fees include basic cable, water, sewer, landscaping, pool maintenance, gates, roofs, exterior painting and exterior pest control.
List Price – $280,000. Call us today at 941-321-3916 for more information and to arrange a private viewing. Click Here for more photos and map.
So just bring your flip flops and your dreams and be happy.