77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 65 – Tee Emm’s Kennels

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 65 – Tee Emm’s Kennels

Our dog, Asia, stayed at Tee Emm’s Kennels this month for the first time and came back healed and tired. THANK YOU  Tee Emm Kennels! TM’s located at 202 Tyler St, Methuen, MA (just 10 minutes from our house in Pelham NH) and takes dogs year round for overnights and even for daily for DayKamp!

Usually we have our dogs stay with friends in the area, except a couple of times our dalmation, Buzzy, stayed with TM’s also.  This time Asia went into her first heat a week before our vacation and couldn’t stay with our friend who has a male dog. Not only that, but, Asia had a wound on her back left leg AND a double ear infection!  Of course I needed a vacation just because of Asia….. When we called Tee Emm’s Kennels to get her “booked” for her stay, they were fine to take care of all of her ailments – whew!

While Asia stayed at Tee Emm’s, she couldn’t take part in the Group Play due to her “heat”, but she was taken out on a trail walk daily.

It has been years since the last time we took our dog to Tee Emm’s, and it’s changed a lot, including the Cottage Pet Store and the expanded services of DayKamp, training, and grooming.  I know a lot of other people who have taken their dogs to Tee Emm’s Kennels too, so if you’re looking for a place to leave your precious family member, certainly take a look at this Methuen kennel – I’m sure you’ll be happy.

Ants, Wasps, & Mosquitoes: Do-No-Harm Defense or All-Out War?

Ants, Wasps, & Mosquitoes: Do-No-Harm Defense or All-Out War?

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

This week we’ve been helping you make patios and decks more comfortable during hot and humid days. Today, we’re focusing on how to prevent ants (try Cream of Wheat), yellow jackets, and mosquitoes from ruining your outdoor fun this summer.

Would you rather shoo bugs away naturally? Or take no prisoners with warfare?  We’ll help you do both (depending on your mood). That way, when you eat hot dogs, the bugs don’t eat you.


Mosquitoes have graduated from whining pests to West Nile disease-carrying stalkers. So getting rid of mosquitoes, and preventing them from hatching, should be a top priority. Try these tips.

Do-no-harm defense:

•Eliminate standing water-empty buckets and watering pails-where mosquitoes breed. Reduce puddles with a push broom.
•Attract bug-eating wild birds by growing sunflowers or filling bird feeders and birdbaths.

•Clean birdbaths and keep water moving with battery- or solar-powered wigglers.

•Spray oil of eucalyptus, which repels mosquitoes.

•Don’t wear perfume-it attracts mosquitoes.

•Light torches or citronella candles. Smoke repels mosquitoes.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which is trying to protect you from the West Nile virus, recommends applying insect repellent whenever you work or play outdoors. The CDC recommends:

DEET: Still the most widely used and effective mosquito repellent, though not recommended for young children, and must be reapplied throughout the day. It also eats plastic, like your sunglasses or water bottle. (Ben’s 30% DEET Spray: $4)
Picaridin: An ordorless DEET alternative that is less irritating and obnoxious, but not as long-lasting (8 hours vs. 11 hours). (Cutter Advanced Sport: $8)


Ants want to enjoy your barbecue, too. Here’s how to get rid of these uninvited guests.

Do-no-harm defense:

•Ants won’t cross lines made of chalk, salt, talc, baby powder, or cinnamon. They also shy away from bay leaves.


•Spread borax around ant hills and patio/deck perimeters. Ants will eat it, causing them to dry up.
•Try feeding them Cream of Wheat (while not a chemical, it does have the same effect), or another food that expands. It will explode their stomachs.

Bees and yellow jackets

Most bees won’t harm you unless you accidentally stumble over their nest. They’re good for your landscaping and the planet in general, so leave the bees be.

Yellow jackets, on the other hand, are stinger missiles. These common wasps can sting the same person or animal several times. They leave telltale pheromones that mark the victim for a mass attack from hive-mates.

Do-no-harm defense:

•Yellow jackets love protein foods, so cover your meal during prep time, and wrap or throw out leftovers.
•Cover garbage cans and quickly clean up after raccoons or dogs that get into your trash.

•Wasps won’t invade other wasps’ territory, so trick them into thinking your patio is already claimed: Fill a paper bag with newspaper and hang it from a tree.

Make a trap with a soda bottle and fruit juice.

•Avoid wearing bright, flower-like colors that make you look like a giant flower.


•Chemically controlling yellow jackets requires finding the nest, which is risky. Baits, which wasps bring back to nests so you don’t have to visit, are a better bet. Mix protein – tuna, chicken, cat food – with insecticides such as fipronil.

Which is your favorite bug eradication method? Do-no-harm defense or all-out war?

Republished Courtesy of House. Logic

My 2 big questions after these are:

How do you get rid of mice and chipmunks?

How do you repel ticks?

Can you help me with these?  8-)

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 54 – Commonwealth Motors, Lawrence MA

Commonwealth Motors, Lawrence MA

We’ve all heard the ads “shop us last”, right, from Commonwealth Motors in Lawrence?  Well, my husband is the expert researcher and internet shopper in our family and followed these words to the “T” when shopping for our new vehicle.  Last year we bought a new Ford Fusion (selling 2 vehicles on our own:  1996 Ford Explorer and 1990 Eagle Talon) and now it was time to sell my 2000 Subaru Legacy).  Ed shopped around a bit for the Ford and got a great deal, but not the service we got while at Commonwealth Motors!

This year Ed had been researching the increased performance of Kia motors as a whole and decided that we’d try it.  On Mother’s Day we did a test drive at a dealership in NH and found that the 6 Cylinder was far better than the 4 cyl Kia Sorrento and that we expected that our girls and some extras friends would fit in the vehicle comfortably as well (the Sorrento can hold a total of 7 passengers, 2 more than my old Subaru)

Ed then proceeded to call the nearby dealerships to our home town of Pelham and found that Commonwealth Motors gave us the most competitive price.  So the following week we visited Commonwealth Motors and were helped by Tim.  After our test drive Tim Hamel who spoke with us about the financing available at the dealership and give us a tour, including the service station and explained to us how we could either drop off our car and wait for service (and use the fre Wi-Fi or be driven home or to a nearby location…within a pre-determined distance).   After the tour we got an unbeatable price approved by the Sales Manager, Sam and signed the papers, agreeing to pick up the car the following day.

My Kia Sorrento is a JOY to drive! The day after I picked up the car, Tim called to see if I had any questions or problems, which I hadn’t.  A couple of days later I did have a question that the staff at Commonwealth Motors were happy and quick to answer.

My favorite features are the built in bluetooth for the phone and the heated seats (not that I need them now, during our 80 degree weather!).  My girls like to make recommendations while I back up (based on what they can see in the “back up camera”, but I haven’t gotten used to that and choose to back up the “old fashioned way”).

One week after picking up the car we were surprised to have a box of chocolate chip cookies delivered to the door – my favorites!  Overall our customer service experience at Commonwealth Motors was terrific (better than where we bought our car in NH – from the Ford dealer we never even received a Thank you card).

If you are looking to buy a new car, don’t overlook your opportunity to get a great price delivered with great customer service!  Besides Kia Motors, Commonwealth Motors also has Chevrolet, Honda, Nissan, and Volkswagon vehicles. If you do choose to visit and buy at Commonwealth Motors, please let them know I recommended them to you! You won’t be disappointed!

10 Tips for Saving Money in the Garden

10 Tips for Saving Money in the Garden

By: Laura Fisher Kaiser

Carefully plan and plot your garden to add value to your home and make the most of your time and money.

A garden without a plan is like a journey without a destination: You waste a lot of time and money and end up nowhere. High-quality landscaping, however, adds to the value of your home: The return on investment is 100% to 200%, according to a study conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects and Money Magazine.

So don’t impulsively drive to your garden center. Walk your land, consult an almanac, test the soil, and make a budget. You’ll save your back, your budget, and your home’s curb appeal.

Tip #1: Get to know your land

Before shelling out money for new plants, consider what’s thrived and died in past gardens. Ask, “Is this plant doing its job? Adding beauty? Providing shade? Creating borders?” Give a pink slip to landscaping that’s not pulling its weight.

If you’re a newcomer to gardening or to the area, scout the neighborhood to see which plants look happy and which wither on the vine.

Keep in mind that even plants appropriate for your growing zone might not work in your personal patch. Your particular soil conditions, sunlight patterns, pest populations, and available water will determine what will grow. Your local cooperative extension service can analyze your soil and recommend amendments and suitable plantings.

Tip #2: Become sun savvy

Even experienced gardeners make mistakes. They plant shade-loving plants in full sun or sun-loving plants in partial shade. Before planting anything in your garden, compare the amount of sunlight your landscaping needs for the amount you have.

Evaluating garden sunlight is tricky because daylight is a moving target: Seasons change and plants mature and cast different shadows.

So before plotting plant beds and tree locations, study the movement of the sun throughout the day and, if you have time, throughout the year. Calculate how many hours of sun each garden section receives. Then check planting directions to make sure your greenery will get what it needs.

Tip #3: Become water wise

Over-watering plants can kill your landscaping and budget. To avoid death by water, know how much and when your greens need to drink: Sales tags should have watering directions.

Drip hoses are thrifty ways to water plants, because the water goes directly to roots, drop by drop. Wind drip hoses around tree bases and bottoms of shrubs. Put hoses on automatic timers to avoid over-watering.

If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, install an ET (evapotranspiraton) controller. These systems, which use real-time weather data sent by satellite to control when sprinklers turn on and off, can cut water use by as much as 30%. The controller costs between $300 and $400, depending on system size, but many municipal water agencies offer rebates, particularly in the arid Southwest.

Tip # 4: Mulch much

Spreading a few inches of mulch in landscaping beds protects your plants and shrubs from drying out, and makes beds look tidy and uniform. Mulch also keeps down weeds and moderates soil temperature.

Organic mulches–grass clippings, wood chips, pine needles–eventually decompose and add vital nutrients to your soil and landscaping. Organics also encourage worm growth, nature’s own soil tillers and fertilizers.

Shredded bark mulch from the garden center provides a rich look for your beds, adding curb appeal. It also prevents dirt from splashing on leaves.

Tip #5: Color your garden

Stick to a simple color scheme for flowers and blooming shrubs in your garden. Your landscaping will look more cohesive and professional.

Massing plants of coordinated colors creates a sense of luxury and order. If you like pinks, add lavenders and blue-hued plants. If hot red is your color, mix with yellows and oranges.

Keeping to a single color family in your garden also narrows your focus when roaming plant center aisles. If you are a gardening newbie and can’t tell a tea rose from a trumpet vine, ask the store’s plant expert for help. Most will be glad to exchange their knowledge for a sale.

Also, gardening catalogs and websites often group complementary colors together. Some even provide a complete landscape plan, which you can faithfully recreate.

Tip #6: Avoid invaders

Ivies, grasses, and vines will fill in your garden quickly, and just as quickly take over your landscaping. Once these “invasives” take root, unearthing them is difficult, and in some cases, impossible.

Your garden center doesn’t call these spreaders “invasives.” They are billed as “fast growers” or “aggressives,” but often that’s code for non-native plants that take over the landscape and crowd out locals by stealing nutrients, light, and water.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a list of invasives that includes various ivies, grasses, weeds, vines, self-seeding varieties of bushes and shrubs, and even seemingly innocuous herbs, like mint. Your county extension service can steer you toward the species best suited to your garden. Warning: If you love growing mint, grow it in a pot on your deck or patio.

Tip #7: Beware of neighbors bearing green gifts

You should love thy neighbor, but don’t ever take cuttings from their gardens unless you know exactly what they are and how they grow. Self-seeding perennials, such as Black-Eyed Susans and coneflowers, will quickly fill bare spots with splashes of color. If you tire of them, just grab a spade and dig them out.

But if a neighbor extends a slender stalk of Rose of Sharon, or other invasive tree species, run away screaming. These trees will spread throughout your yard and grow roots so deep that only a professional–or the better part of your weekend–can dig and pull them out.

Tip #8: Plant shade trees for natural A/C

Shade trees planted on the south and west sides of a house reduce cooling bills–up to 25%–and lower net carbon emissions. So include shade trees in your landscaping plan.

Choose shade trees according to their size at maturity, which could be 20 years away. Dense deciduous trees –maples, poplars, cottonwoods–are good selections because their leaves cool your house in summer, and their bare branches let light in during winter. Plant them close enough to shade your house, but not so close that they will overwhelm the space.

If you want a faster growing shade tree, about 2 feet per year, select a northern red oak, Freeman maple, or tulip tree.

Tip #9: Power down your lawn mower

The Environmental Protection Agency says gas-powered lawn mowers contribute as much as 5% of the nation’s air pollution. Switching to new generation electric and push-reel mowers-which are lighter, quieter, and kinder to your lawn than power mowers-reduces emissions and cuts fuel consumption.

To mow three-quarters of an acre of grass with a power mower requires 1 gallon of gas. As gas prices head to $4 per gallon, you could save $100 a year by switching to a muscle-powered or electric machine. An electric or good push-reel mower costs $150 to $250, so it will quickly pay for itself.

Tip #10: Grade your landscaping

Once a year, walk your property, cast a hard eye on your garden beds and ask, “Is that plant doing its job? Is it growing into its space, or wandering wherever it likes? Are leaves healthy or spotted with mold and pests? Are these greens improving curb appeal or just making my house look overrun?”

If a plant or shrub isn’t working out, it’s compost. If shrubs are growing too close to your foundation–1 foot away is good–transplant or prune them.

Make sure trees are growing no closer to your house than the width of their mature canopies. Otherwise roots can burrow into foundations, and overhanging branches can trap moisture against the roof or siding, leading to rot and insect damage.

Check your flowering plants and shrubs to see if they are indeed flowering. Too few or dull blossoms should rally after a dose of fertilizer or layer of compost. An inexpensive alterative to commercial fertilizers is manure tea. Fill the foot of old pantyhose with a clump of cow or horse dung, tie the hose to the watering can handle, and let the manure steep in water. You can get weeks of nutrition from a little bit of dung.

Tip #11 Make sure to take advantage of any local garden club sale!

If you’d like to get a couple of perennials free, call me (Debbie) at 603-318-6953 – every fall and spring I divide in my garden to keep my plants healthy and am very happy to give away oodles and oodles of plants!

Republished Courtesy of House. Logic

Keller Williams Realty Agents donate time at North Andover Senior Center

Keller Williams Realty Agents donate time at North Andover Senior Center

May 12,2011 was the third RED DAY celebrated by Keller Williams Realty across the US and Canada.  Red Day was created by Mo Anderson, VIce Chairman of Keller Williams, as a way for the agents to give back to the communities that they serve.

RED  in Red Day stands for :  RENEW, ENERGIZE, and DONATE.

This year for Red Day, our KW Andover and Dracut offices chose to work at the North Andover Senior Center which had substantial budget cut-backs this year.  (2010 we worked at Emmaus House and in 2009 we worked at the Lawrence YWCA)

This year’s projects entailed gardening, painting, cleaning and preparation for a Thank You Dinner the Senior Center was hosting for it’s own volunteers.  We had 24 agents and family members participate in Red Day and the seniors were filled with smiles throughout the day (although a bit overwhelmed at the “sea of red” we created while moving from one task to another).

I find it’s great to take a day off of work and work with my co-workers.  In our business, we savor the time when we can have several hours together uninterrupted, to be able to focus on doing good for our community while sharing stories of our successes and challenges out in the housing market.  If you are a real estate professional and are interested in learning more about Keller Williams, call Debbie at 603-318-6953.

If you know of an organization that you think could use our help next year, we’re always on the look-out and get really serious about our Red Day selection in January and February as we do our planning.

Thank you, North Andover Senior Center for letting us come be with you for our Red Day!

Zach’s Stadium, Hudson NH

Zach’s Stadium, Hudson NH

Zach’s Stadium doesn’t exist as a physical building yet, but is a tribute to a community coming together in honor of an 11 year old boy who died in his sleep unexpectedly last year on March 8, 2010.

Zachary Tompkins never woke up last March, one of three boys of Necole and Michael Tompkins.  I knew Necole because of a real estate transaction last year and was shocked at the news.  Since then, I have been amazed at the incredible drive and passion that Necole, Michael, her kids, and their team have had to build Zachary’s dream, to have a stadium named after him:  Zach’s Stadium.

First thing the committee did was to build a Zachary Tompkins website where all news, fundraisers, developments, and more could be centrally located.  As time went on over the last eleven and a half months, the Zach’s Stadium fundraising has been incredible, many many businesses have donated there services or dedicated portions of proceeds back to the fundraising activities.

Now, with the Board of Selectmen’s “stamp of approval” for the plans of the Zach’s Stadium to be located at Industrial Drive in Hudson, NH, it is up to the citizens of Hudson to vote on making this dream a reality by approving the lease of the land.  This vote will take place on Tuesday, March 8th and is a Warrant Articles:   #15,  to allow the Town to lease a parcel of land – 9 Industrial Park off Route 111 to be used to build “Zach’s Football Stadium”, a baseball field, ice rink in the winter and much more! This lease/use of land will not have any financial impact to the tax payers, but it will give the Selectmen the ability to lease the land to the organization.

If you are not a Hudson resident and would like to contribute to this incredible Zach’s Stadium project, you may do so mailing donations to the Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund at Enterprise Bank 45 Lowell Rd Hudson NH 03051-0435. (Deposits can be made directly at the bank, as well.) Alternatively, you can visit the Zachary Tompkins website and donate using PayPal or a credit card.

Happy New Year Southern NH and Northern MA

Happy New Year 2011 southern NH and northern MA


Wishing you the greatest health and happiness this year.

If there is anything I can do to help you find a contractor or service for you to improve your house in southern NH or northern MA, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line – Day 39: Lazarus House Lawrence MA

Lazarus House in Lawrence MA

Lazarus House is located at 48 Holly St, Lawrence MA.  My girls and I spent 8 weeks volunteering there in early 2009 with a couple of other families and ever since then, Lazarus House has stayed on their minds.  (In fact, this week, the girls visited to drop off $35 they had raised selling Christmas wreaths.)

Lazarus House opened in 1983 and had 5 beds for emergency shelter for homeless people.  Since then, the needs for their services has grown immensely and now in just the home on Holly St, Lazarus House helps out many men, women, and children by offering permanent housing until they are able to secure jobs and housing of their own.

While we were volunteering at Lazarus House we learned about the support that people get, including an advocate assigned to each person who assists the resident with a tailored plan for reconstructing their lives in order to become and  an active, productive member of the community.

In addition to a limited amount of housing, Lazarus House Ministries also provides free medical and dental services as well as a pre-school room which allows adults to drop off their children while attending appointments or interviews.

Lazarus House also has a job-training program for people to take English classes, and learn life skills and job training skills.   After completion of the classroom studies, the students begin a a seven-month paid work internship at their cleaning company.

Lazarus House serves 8,000 people a month and witness many many miracles.  Their budget is over $2 million and is funded primarily through generous donations from individuals, churches, corporations, foundations, and social organizations who share the desire to provide people with a hand up, not simply a handout.

Interesting financial facts:

85% of donations go directly to services Lazarus House provides and that’s a number I can believe in and justify giving my money and time to!  (Lazarus House receives less than 1% of funds from government programs.)

If you wish to assist Lazarus House

in their mission, there are many ways to participate.  They take volunteers,  accept donations, accept used clothing and other items for their Thrift stores, and have a couple of different fundraising events, including the Hike for Hope.

If you are not involved with a non-profit group, I encourage you to get involved somewhere, including Lazarus House!  People really need our help now and you will feel good knowing that you can make a difference.  Certainly Lazarus House has been proving itself for many years that they are financially responsible and have effectively made a difference in thousands of people’s lives!

Below see the decorated tree at the living room in Lazarus House.   (When we were volunteering, the kids had so much fun decorating for Valentine’s Day.)

Other interesting facts:

Did you know our annual guest services include:

  • Food – 106,630 meals, groceries for 80,458 people & 5,500 holiday meals
  • Shelter – 6,862 shelter bed nights
  • Clothing – 80,207 transactions at our thrift store as well as 2,185 free vouchers

(If you know of someone who needs services in the Haverhill area – or if you’d like to volunteer in that area – please see my post on Emmaus House for more information.)

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

By: Pat Curry

The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires, so take note of these tips to reduce your risk. Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day. And when those fires occur, they do more damage: Property loss during a holiday fire is 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities per thousand fires is nearly 70% higher. When the source of the fire is a highly flammable Christmas tree, the toll in property and lives is even greater.

To keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic, here are some safety tips to follow.


Cooking is the top cause of holiday fires, according to the USFA. The most common culprit is food that’s left unattended. It’s easy to get distracted; take a pot holder with you when you leave the kitchen as a reminder that you have something on the stove. Make sure to keep a kitchen fire extinguisher that’s rated for all types of fires, and check that smoke detectors are working.

If you’re planning to deep-fry your holiday turkey, do it outside, on a flat, level surface at least 10 feet from the house.


The incidence of candle fires is four times higher during December than during other months. According to the National Fire Protection Association, four of the five most dangerous days of the year for residential candle fires are Christmas/Christmas Eve and New Year’s/New Year’s Eve. (The fifth is Halloween.)

To reduce the danger, maintain about a foot of space between the candle and anything that can burn. Set candles on sturdy bases or cover with hurricane globes. Never leave flames unattended. Before bed, walk through each room to make sure candles are blown out. For atmosphere without worry, consider flameless LED candles.

Christmas trees

It takes less than 30 seconds for a dry tree to engulf a room in flames, according to the Building and Fire Research Laboratory of the National Institute for Standards and Technology . “They make turpentine out of pine trees,” notes Tom Olshanski, spokesman for the U.S. Fire Administration. “A Christmas tree is almost explosive when it goes.”

To minimize risk, buy a fresh tree with intact needles, get a fresh cut on the trunk, and water it every day. A well-watered tree is almost impossible to ignite. Keep the tree away from heat sources, such as a fireplace or radiator, and out of traffic patterns. If you’re using live garlands and other greenery, keep them at least three feet away from heating sources.

No matter how well the tree is watered, it will start to dry out after about four weeks, Olshanski says, so take it down after the holidays. Artificial trees don’t pose much of a fire hazard; just make sure yours is flame-retardant.

Decorative lights

Inspect light strings, and throw out any with frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets. When decorating, don’t run more than three strings of lights end to end. “Stacking the plugs is much safer when you’re using a large quantity of lights,” explains Brian L. Vogt, director of education for holiday lighting firm Christmas Decor Group. Extension cords should be in good condition and UL-rated for indoor or outdoor use. Check outdoor receptacles to make sure the ground fault interrupters don’t trip. If they trip repeatedly, Vogt says, that’s a sign that they need to be replaced.

When hanging lights outside, avoid using nails or staples, which can damage the wiring and increase the risk of a fire. Instead, use UL-rated clips or hangers. And take lights down within 90 days, says John Drengenberg, director of consumer safety for Underwriters Laboratories. “If you leave them up all year round, squirrels chew on them and they get damaged by weather.”

Kids playing with matches

The number of blazes–and, tragically, the number of deaths–caused by children playing with fire goes up significantly during the holidays. From January through March, 13% of fire deaths are the result of children playing with fire, the USFA reports; in December, that percentage doubles. So keep matches and lighters out of kids’ reach. “We tend to underestimate the power of these tools,” says Meri-K Appy, president of the nonprofit Home Safety Council. “A match or lighter could be more deadly than a loaded gun in the hands of a small child.”


Soot can harden on chimney walls as flammable creosote, so before the fireplace season begins, have your chimney inspected to see if it needs cleaning. Screen the fireplace to prevent embers from popping out onto the floor or carpet, and never use flammable liquids to start a fire in the fireplace. Only burn seasoned wood–no wrapping paper.

When cleaning out the fireplace, put embers in a metal container and set them outside to cool for 24 hours before disposal.

Pat Curry is a former senior editor at BUILDER, the official magazine of the National Association of Home Builders, and a frequent contributor to real estate and home-building publications.  Republished courtesy www.HouseLogic.com

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 603-318-6953 or Dkruzel@kw.com  Or you can connect with me on Facebook!