Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder of The Camera Totally got jacked up taking a picture of this by a not so nice person, at the not so Louvre, who demanded this or that and wanted to walk me to the door. I asked if every person with an iPhone gets kicked out, [...]
Save the Cheerleader, Save the World For years we had a family inside joke “save the cheerleader, save the world”. It’s a line from the cancelled sci-fi TV show, Heroes. Since we had a diehard cheerleader in the family it was the perfect smart alec thing to say every time there was a predicament to [...]
Mushroom Farming in Bonita Springs Florida For the record, I’d replaced this real estate sign about two months prior … I just forgot to throw it out. Today, when I saw it growing mushrooms on it, I realized it was two months late for trash collection. Wondering if I can grow Portobello’s or Morels down [...]
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Phone Books Cluttering Up a Home Near You Ever hear that old wives tale; if you touch a frog, you’ll get warts? What do you have to touch to get a half dozen unsolicited phone books dumped on at your front door every year. You may not know this but phone books are the warts [...]
Thanksgiving in Southwest Florida.
A passiflora blossoming in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Overheard: Dang, Grandma Was HOT! First of all, I know I’ve been away for a while. I’ve never, in years of blogging, not written for this long. Not this long for my blog and not this much time off from the paper. My plate has been full and well, I’m just starting to get my [...]
Not Bonita Beach, Florida It’s exactly this type of beach that drives people to Southwest Florida to find beaches that are warm, blue and not covered in ice. I drove past this sign and thought, beach? Brrr. Count me out! I can’t wait to get back to white sandy beaches and not white icy beaches.
She’s looking for LBD! This little rascal is one of a few that live in a preserve near my home in Bonita Springs, Florida. This was in the middle of the day which is unusual. They’re usually spotted when the sun is going down. This time of the year the pickin’s are slim and they’re [...]
Where Ever You Go There You Are When people move to Florida from a northern state, some have a difficult time making the adjustment. It is an adjustment to a new atmosphere, new climate, new elevation, new humidity. While we do have seasons in Southwest Florida, they’re just not so drastic that they’re easily noticeable. [...]
Happy Thanksgiving Bonita Springs
Two Laborers From Dog Patch USA My parents were hard workers. I couldn’t think of better poster children for Labor Day than the two of them. They were farmers, like as in milking cows, herding cattle, we had pet raccoons, raised chickens, kind of farmers. They were also in construction. Labor was a daily activity [...]
Are You Looking at Me? The sun was going down and I was rushing so I didn’t realize the depth of field of my little friends. It at least gives you the chance to see those baby birdie feathers up close. The baby doves were spotted first thing this morning in a driveway, very [...]
The real estate agent goes on vacation in Memphis and Fort Leondard Wood, MO.
Take This With You Over The Weekend Be nice today. Be nice tomorrow. Just be nice, OK? It is shockingly easy for people to be mean, anymore. Go be nice, say something nice, do something nice, hug someone, tell someone you love them. Smile. I said, smile.
Go To Your Happy Place This week has been full of change and struggle. My laptop has issues that are warranty covered so I shipped her off. Meanwhile back at the ranch … with my much appreciated loaner laptop I am nearly lost. There is so much upon which I depend that will be gone [...]
I have a passion for purple passaflora.
Gulf Access Never Looked So Good This boat was heading down the road and I just had to take a picture. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen four 225’s on a boat and thought, wow, this guy is a total bad ass. Four engines on the back of a boat is like rolling on [...]
Donna The Duchess She’s nothing but trouble, I say, don’t let the Miss Breck hair fool you. She’d short sheet your bed or throw firecrackers in your campfire the minute she got the chance. I thought I’d find a few of the classic pictures to scan and post of mommy dearest but I just couldn’t [...]
10 Bloggers That I Find way Interesting Besides writing this Bonita Springs real estate blog I read a lot of blogs. Not all of the blogs are real estate, mortgage or housing related. Not all of the blogs are politically correct. I’m an early riser. Before I get rolling my day usually includes a steaming [...]
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Join me this evening at Fitzgerald’s Pub on Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida for the festivities. My band of merry thieves and I will be serving green beer. By band, I mean my family. They’re all totally ridiculous but not really thieves. [...]
I’m not nearly as bad as www.DanielRothamel.com
You’ve Never Thrown a Fish in a Toilet? Yesterday I furloughed the parents and invited them to make a trip with me to Everglades City for the seafood festival. It had been several years since I’d been and I just had an urge to see rednecks throw mullet fish into toilets. Yes, they have a [...]
Running Ain’t For Sissies On top of sparing you a real estate related column this week I will also spare you the clichés comparing running marathons to being a real estate agent or surviving this rotten economy. I was so tempted to do it just to give the kids online something to yammer about. The [...]
Are You Lost on The World Wide Web? These are actual search queries that brought consumers to my Bonita Springs real estate website. I count my visitors and how they got to Life in Bonita Springs. I’m not sure they found what they were looking for sometimes, but they sure are colorful searches. foto topless [...]
With the sound track of Frank Sinatra singing “My Way” in the back ground I regretfully share with my public that I will no longer be responding to unsigned emails or no ID callers. Although I love to help answer any real estate questions there are some people that just can’t be helped. Actually, they [...]
Things to Do in Bonita Springs So what happens when she gets bored of type, type, typing her brains out? At the risk of using a cliché, I got a case of the Monday’s and I got bored…and here’s what happened. I’d been wrestling with a few deals and trying to write the column for [...]
Back to Normal Soon Something strange happened when I had my eye exam. I’m just getting my vision back. I hope to post again tomorrow and get that copy done for my column at the paper. Fortunately, my doctor asked me to wait until I got back from the NAR convention before I dilated in [...]
I’m Home I’m still trying to catch my breath from the last week of convention I attended in Orlando, Florida. The National Association of Realtor’s put on quite a soiree. I’ve never been around so many nerds in my life…it was a blast. Don’t worry every nerd that I was surrounded by was proud that [...]
Back in the Day at Bonita Beach Long, long ago on a beach far away….not really I think I took this picture September ’07. I took this picture on Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida. Lately, I’ve been cleaning out my new laptop of all sorts of propaganda, “save till I read later” junk and [...]
Peace, Love & Friendship in Bonita Springs One of the common subjects that comes up while buyers are shopping for Bonita Springs real estate is being involved in the community enough to make new friends. Whether they’re looking in a Bonita Springs general or one of the many country club or gated communities in Bonita [...]
Get Your Rump Out and Vote! Who-whack-phew! I’ll be happy when its over, too. I’m not stumping for anyone but you. Go vote. If you’re debating whether you should vote or not read this: Early Voting in Bonita Springs, Florida Even the little engines that could (Lumberjack and Mini-Me) gave a darn, took time out [...]
It was about this time last year that I was harassed and badgered into switching to my own self hosted blog. Apparently, there were a few people that felt I had potential and thought that I should get my big girl URL, www.LifeInBonitaSprings.com. I promptly named her Betty and started typing. Three keyboards and now [...]
Bonita Springs Board of Elections This week we’ve been allow to vote early in Lee County, Florida. The lines have been long according to internet news reports and the day I stopped in to the Bonita Springs Lee County Board of Elections was not much different. First and foremost, it was cold so I want [...]
My Big Strong Hero Tango Delta Niner Maybe whining isn’t a bad thing after all. The weather last year was harsh in Southwest Florida. Almost no rain, dried up lakes, water use restrictions all added up to brown yards and golf courses. My own yard was no exception. I had brown spots and a couple [...]
Lumberjack’s Canoe Tours Friday afternoon my darling son Lumberjack called and asked me to help him find a canoe on Craigslist. In ten minutes I texted him a number. In an hour he pulled up with a canoe. Its bright yellow and looks like a banana. It could be worse. He’d be a funny looking [...]
Today I stopped by Dolly’s for lunch and then stopped into Lumberjack’s to see how things are going since he moved it. He’s a first time home buyer that has taken a few hits to the chin. First, he found out he had termites about three weeks after the termite inspector didn’t find them and [...]
I’ve watched these rabbits for months. I don’t know how they got there or if they’re just left over from Easter. I think they’re cute looking over the driveway. They must be cheaper than a surveillance camera. Meet Millie, Jeff and Stach
Digging The Bonita Springs Weather Do you suppose people are just sick and tired of being sick and tired? A few weeks ago I noticed that car carriers were back. Many of our northern snowbirds put their cars on delivery trucks and fly down to meet their car. I thought it was early for the [...]
I’m sensing a pattern here. I get this tingly “Haley Joel Osmet” feeling everytime I turned around this weekend and saw something like this. (imagine the sound that come in the dramatic chipmunk video because that’s what I hear). I know they’re eating bugs and stuff but for crying out loud, they’re at my every [...]
Outta State Plates Bonita Bound Just another day today was. That’s the best I can do in Yoda speak. What’s even more stupid is the fact that I don’t *do* Star Wars. Sorry Mr. Spielberg. I think I picked up a little of Yoda rip off from Space Balls. Mel Brooks is more my cup [...]