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The local state of real estate

I can only speak from my personal experiences with this topic and I can only speak about Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish (the Northshore or North Shore), but thought it was worth sharing. For the past week, I have been house shopping for my parents. They live in the same house they bought when they got […]

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Greta supporting the local economy

Spent some $ this week and also saved some (hubby– I shop to save money – makes perfect sense). I am an internet junkie and could do all my business on-line – but who does it help or hurt? One of my personal missions when we decided to move to Louisiana was to do my […]

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Switching Teams

Now that we are all settled into our new home in Louisiana, have embraced the culture, sold all the junk that doesn’t accommodate our new lifestyle, we have one little problem…………..we cheer for the enemy! Well, not the true enemy, but the opposing team, the teams that aren’t a favorite of Louisiana. Below is a […]

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When opportunity knocks

I had to put the SNL land shark skit (safe for work) when I wrote “knock” – just seemed like an obvious fit (at least in my warped mind)! Last night I had the pleasure of going to a beautiful home filled with wonderful people in the once devastated area of Lakeshore Metairie. This area […]

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Why Yankees Love the South

A reader and friend of mine (Mena) recently sent me some e-mails that were post-worthy. She gave me her permission to post it. Gosh, I need to stop thinking of life in “posts.” Positive thoughts are contagious! BTW(by the way) – It is Sept 30th, I am sitting in my backyard writing this, in my […]

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Did you ever think we’d end up here?

It is 7:30 AM on a Saturday and why am I awake? Oh well. Got the coffee, got my computer and am watching “Chulo the Stupor dog” chase Lovebugs. He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but he wakes up every day wagging his tail, ready to conquer the back yard and […]

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Nudging Mountains in Louisiana (part 1)

Back in college, I had to sign up for one of those “mandatory/voluntary” psychology experiments. You know, the one where you had to do some useless study that some other college kid had to perform that would solve all questions about how strange college students were (big run-on sentence). To make a long story longer…I […]

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That ain’t nice!

I have a folder on my desktop called “cool stuff for blogs.” Usually people send me stuff, but sometimes I surf for fun and find them. I was in Cafe Press, surfing for New Orleans stuff and came across this: And get this…it was designed by someone who calls themselves “The Anti-Northshore Alliance.” Puhleeze! I […]

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Talk to me NOLA!!!!

Oh No… Mr. Bill!!!! It seems I’m not getting as many hits at NOLA.com when Mr. Bill gets top “billing” (pun intended) on the featured blogs page. Dang folks, I’m trying to break in to NOLA.com and the local scene as a positive mouthpiece for the area. Help me out here will ya? I can’t […]

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Welcoming Growth

I recently met Milena Merrill in person. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it should. Milena is the Northshore NOLA.com blog coordinator and master of EVERYTHING she touches, a remarkable woman. She shared her Katrina story with me, and as usual, my chin just dropped. But, her “it is what it is” attitude and […]

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Post-Katrina Stress Disorder & Newbies

“Post-Katrina Stress Disorder” is a real thing, not a figment of one’s imagination. I’m not a psychologist, (nor do I play on my blog) just spreading my observations from 3 months of conversing with locals. Let’s just put it this way, my hubby was deployed to Iraq and then to Louisiana after the storm. He […]

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