Happy IN your home

August 20, 2008

I help people buy new homes for their families. I saw a quotation a couple days ago that reminded me of why I do what I do. The quote by G.K. Chesterton was posted on Gretchen Rubin’s blog, The Happiness Project. Here’s the quote. 

“There are no chains of houses; there are no crowds of men. The colossal diagram of streets and houses is an illusion, the opium dream of a speculative builder. Each of these men is supremely solitary and supremely important to himself. Each of these houses stands in the centre of the world. There is no single house of all those millions which has not seemed to someone at some time the heart of all things and the end of travel.” –G. K. Chesterton

Of course I want you to be happy with your home. But I want more for you. I want you to be happy in your home.

Stay in touch. Ask me questions. Request information. Tell me about big, transitional events in your life—your son’s graduation, your daughter’s big victory, your once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

I got to know you pretty well when we bought your home together. I’m still interested. Let me know how you are doing.

Your home is important. I think this song by Cathy Fink captures it. 

HOME by Cathy Fink 

Home

Everyone needs a place that they like to call home

There’s a sweet melody that embraces your heart

And waltzes you back to your home

A long day at work

A long day at play

A place you feel safe at the end of the day

Home

There are places to go and people to see

Adventures to travel we know

A world full of wonder awaits you and me

But nothing quite calls me like home

A bird in its nest

A whale out at sea

There’s a place in this world that’s just right for me

Home

There’s a home that I live in where soup’s on the stove

And my key’s the right fit for the door

But wherever I travel, wherever I roam

My heart keeps the beat of my home

A long day at work

A long day at play

A place you feel safe at the end of the day

Home

 

Copyright 2000, Cathy Fink,

Used with Permission

From the CD: “All Wound Up”, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & Brave Combo

http://www.cathymarcy.com/

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National Radon Action Month

January 16, 2008

You don’ t believe it, do you? A colorless, odorless, radioactive gas seeping into your home causing lung cancer in non-smokers? Pul-eeez!

Well, the EPA believes it and has designated January as National Radon Action Month to raise awareness in our doubting population.

The Surgeon General’s Office has also weighed in.

All you need to do is do a web search for radon…or have a look at my last post about it. You’ll find out everything you need to know to justify action on your part.

Here’s one example.

Central Ohio is in the middle of a high risk zone for radon. If you or your kids hang out in the basement (or if you are a smoker) your risk is elevated dramatically. 

So have your home tested by a professional, or test it yourself. Contact the Ohio Department of Health Radon Program (1-800-523-4439) for information on where to obtain low cost radon test kits.

When you get the results, DO something about it!