Random acts of kindness & my dog eats broccoli?

So, I had a great dinner with some of my co-workers last night, after a luncheon with some other co-workers! I only got 2 numbers out of 3 picks for the elusive half million mega-jackpot, but I had a great night, and then….. I had an  open house scheduled today for 11, and realized I left my “Open House Book” at the office, so I raced around this morning to get my banking done, get my helium balloons at my local florist “Sweet Meadows” (where they informed me they MIGHT be out of helium) Whoops, didn’t allow time for that! But no worries, they filled them all, none popped & I headed to Portsmouth.

On my way, is when the Random act of Kindness occurred. I was going through the “cash” lane of the tollbooth, (when do I have time to pick up the e-z pass??) and I dig out a very crumpled sad looking dollar bill. The woman waves it away & says you are all set! Dumfounded, I stutter “whhhhaat?” She says “they (gesturing at the car pulling away) paid for you”. Still feeling dumfounded, I say, “well, I’ll pay for the one behind me” and then ask for my customary receipt. We both looked at each other & wondered if you can get a receipt for  a “random act of kindness”? Well she gave me one anyways, as I actually had given her the dollar bill. I can’t believe something so simple & nice just left me stuttering! Thankyou mystery driver, that was a great way to start my day! And I immediately said “This is going to be a great day!”

I hosted the open house at a beautiful home in Newmarket. The owners are fastidious & great decorators. Most IMPORTANTLY, they are ORGANIZED!  (I might not be in some aspects of my life) They have a rack for the kids back packs, they have baskets for all that junk that accumulates in the laundry room and they are “GASP” labled! They have their best china displayed  (just stacked neatly) in a book shelf, with the holiday silverware stashed in a vase (genius!). In the basement they have a giant family sized shoe rack (floor to ceiling, no lie!) that is on the way to the garage-no shoes in the house! I took pictures for inspiration! (I totally want to post them on Pinterest, but thats probably not quite right!) They had several people come through, one could be THE buyer. It IS a good day!

I had great second showing on a home with cash buyers. We will be writing an offer Monday after some clarifications. It IS a good day.  My husband made me dinner, It IS a good day!

So, this brings us to the dog & the broccoli. My dog does NOT like vegetables or fruits, no grapes, no carrots, no normal dog snacks. (potatoes don’t count, cause thats how you get gravy or better yet ketchup!) I am eating dinner after my great day (well, nothing went bad!) and I have a plate of broccoli with butter & salt. My dog is My big dog

standing there BEGGING for broccoli. Seriously? This is the dog I gave some leftover salad to once & she licked every piece of lettuce free of its dressing & every bit of vegetable & the bottom of the bowl & left every vegetable there, with no dressing. (looking almost servable!) This dog is begging for broccoli. Ok, so I put some in her bowl, GONE! More broccoli mama please! Whatever. Does she look like she eats broccoli? I think she looks like she eats people in this picture! 🙂

So hey, practice a random act of kindness, it feels really good, if not odd, to be on the receiving end!

Karen C Mairs

Keller Williams Coastal Realty






Whew, what a day!

I had seven showings of  5 properties & 3 different realtors today, & then got back to the office to find out a closing had fallen through, leaving our seller/buyers homeless for the weekend. I used to run an Inn, and we had a spare room , so they have a place to live for the weekend now.

After gettting them set up, I rushed off to meet about 7 women from our office , where we ate, drank & “got techy!” We showed each other how to blog, post on CraigsList, and make QR codes etc. Such a joy to teach others and an eyeopener, when they show you how to clean up your desktop! Ugh-so mundane!

My new job at Keller Williams Coastal Realty, takes me down to Portsmouth NH. I have to drive over the General Sullivan Bridge, which often has great views, & whisps of fog etc. However, its not the place to pull over & take pictures. When I was working in South Berwick, ME,  I often pulled over & took pictures like this one. I have lots of pictures of this same scene, different seasons & different times of the day, no two alike!

I have an open house tour tommorow, I am participating in, Durham, Newmarket & Stratham, NH area 11-1. I haven’t been in the home yet, but its on Lady Slipper, which I have been to before. There are about 5 homes for sale on that street alone!

Well, I’m exhausted tonight, talk to you tomorrow!

have a great night,





Yup, I am more techy than I knew!

My work link!

ImageThis is my first blog. I have been thinking about it and talking about it for weeks now. I watched a webinar with my co-worker yesterday and —ooops! My husband just looked walked in, & asked if I was on Facebook-“no, I am Blogging” I said. “You are blogging? Who are you blogging with?” he asked. “Honey, you don’t blog with, you blog too.” “Oh”, he replied, “I don’t really know what blogging is”. Well, newsflash, honey, neither do I !

I have been on Facebook, joined Linked In, I tweet occasionally….. I can take my own pictures, upload them post on Craigs List & now I am attempting to Blog. I know I need a picture, I have a gazillion, which one? Which one? Well, I guess of me first, but I really am excited to post some of my photography- all ABSOLUTELY amateur!

I think blogging will be the diary I was never able to keep up. Now I don’t have to hide it under my bureau, away from my sister either. I probably won’t write about any crushes I have this week. I am pretty sure I won’t commentate on what whomever was wearing. There aren’t any big dances coming up that I know of …….What will I write about? Stay tuned!

My niece came to my work & took “head-shots” of a few of us yesterday. She is working on them as I type, so maybe tomorrow I will post my new picture of that!

Want to see the possum my dog  brought home? Yuck, thats what I said too, They really DO play possum, & then just slither off into the night- the possum, not my dog! Maybe I will save that until I know you better 🙂

Well, you made it this far, check in on Friday!


ps, yikes, I inserted my photo, & its giant! sorry! Oh, & my goal is to increase my Real Estate Business, so there is a link for that too, but I’m not always going to talk about that!

Need some Real Estate in Southeastern New Hampshire? Thats me!