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Inside This Issue...

  • Holiday Dangers For Children...
  • Nancy's "spotlighted" by Board of Realtors
  • Internet Webs Family Together...
  • Lunar Eclipse from Deer Meadow Ridge
  • Fun Facts and Laughs:   Find A Job After 50,
         Dumb Moves With Smart Phones, And More...
  • Bunker and 'Chicken' are ready for Santa!
  • Real Estate Q&A: How Can I Make My Home Appear Larger?
 
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John &Nanc Nancy Baxter

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Dear Friend...

Are your kids or young relatives safe during the holidays? Too many children end up in the emergency room during the holiday season. In today's Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter you'll learn five of the most common dangers to keep your kids or grandkids safe.

You'll also get a list of websites to stay connected to your loved ones, plus funny jokes, a Mariana Butte update and lots more.

Nanc

Nancy Baxter, REALTOR®


 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
Which is heavier: a pound of gold or a pound of feathers?

  (see answer below)
Holiday Dangers For Children . . .
With families gathering, special occasions and all the delicious treats, the holiday season creates precious memories that can last an entire lifetime. Unfortunately, the emergency rooms become part of the tradition for too many kids. Watch out for these dangers:

Poisonous plants like mistletoe, poinsettias and holly are commonly used for holiday decor, but they should be kept out of the reach of kids. Plant poisoning symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes. If you have any suspicion of plant poisoning call your doctor or the National Poison Center: (800) 222–1222. And, yes, that's a real phone number!

Alcohol poisoning of children is common during the holiday season. Parents often host parties where alcohol is served and the kids imitate the adults. Small amounts of an adult beverage can make a kid "drunk" and in danger of injuring themselves. Remove all empty and partially finished cups as soon as possible to keep them away from small hands.

Food poisoning can also pose a potential threat to children. Practice food safety by washing hands, dishes, cutting boards and utensils with particular care toward items that come in contact with raw meat or poultry. Refrigerate leftover food quickly to avoid contamination.

Choking and swallowing hazards are everywhere during the holidays. Tree ornaments, icicles, tinsel and small toys can be partially swallowed and end up blocking the child's airway. If it is small enough to get inside a small child's mouth, it is too small to leave out.

Cuts, skin irritation, or eye damage can be caused by the needles of holiday trees, angel hair (made from spun glass) and ornament hangers.

No one wants to remember a trip to the emergency room over the holidays. Being aware of fire hazards, increased accidents during busy shopping times, and watching for the dangers listed above should help you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season.
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Deer Meadow Ridge resident, Joe Pugh, captured the lunar eclipse from his deck on December 10th at 6:44am.  Next lunar eclipse of this magnitude is expected in July, 2018.
 
Internet Webs Family Together . . .
If relatives live far away or children are grown it is hard to keep in touch with the extended family that means so much to us. There are now dozens of great sharing tools online that can help you stay connected with your loved ones. Try a few of these family-linking tools:

History is easily shared with www.myheritage.com, www.geni.com, or even Facebook with applications like www.familybuilder.com. To research family history, try: www.ancestry.com or www.familysearch.com.

Photos no longer need to be handed around the kitchen table to recall the good times you have shared. Leading the pack is www.flickr.com where you can share memories captured in pictures. Other sites to explore are: www.snapfish.com, www.keepandshare.com and www.photobucket.com.

Reunions are made easier with sites like www.family-reunion.com. Find tips for planning the perfect family event at www.reunionsmag.com, www.familyreuniontips.com and www.familyreunion.com.

Multifunction sites like www.myfamily.com, www.familycrossings.com and www.familydetails.com allow you to stay connected with event calendars, a family blog, a family address book, photo and video sharing, settings for privacy, social media integration, mobile apps to access anywhere, and extensive archive ability to keep your family memories safe.
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Bunks and "chicken" keeping a lookout for Santa!

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Not sure WHY a dog from Portugal loves the snow!

Overlook Bears with their Christmas bows!
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Fun Facts and Laughs . . .

Find A Job After 50 . . .

An increasing number of companies are noticing the value of their mature employees. You can learn which companies are hiring team members over 50 by visiting www.aarp.org, then search for "Best Employers."

Dumb Moves With Smart Phones . . .

We all are aware of the stupidity of texting while driving. Yet thousands are injured or killed because people think they are too busy to wait until they reach a safe place to send or respond to a text. If you feel strongly about not texting while driving, take the pledge at: www.txtresponsibly.org

Have A Laugh – Funny Misprints . . .
  • Hot listing just pooped up (popped)

  • Has god bones (good)

  • Ice warm fireplace (nice)

  • Home feces south (faces)

  • Great guy at $298/foot (buy)
Loveland City Council Denies Planning Request Across Buckingham Lake
Charter Homes is disappointed to report that the request to build an "attached" product at the east end of Buckingham Lake has been denied.   Click here for the newspaper article.  While this is quite a "setback", Charter still has 4 view lots available at Deer Meadow Ridge, in addition to the home at 5255 Deer Meadow Court  ready to move in NOW!
 
Brain Teaser Answer:
The feathers are heavier because they are measured in 16 ounce Avoirdupois pounds. Gold is measured in 12 ounce Troy pounds.
Thanks For Thinking of Me!

Did you know I can help you or any of your friends or family save time and money when buying or selling a home? Thanks for keeping me in mind with your referrals...and spreading the word about my services.
Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  How can I make my home appear larger?

A.  There are many tricks to fool the eye and make each room in your home to appear larger than its actual dimensions. Try a few of these tips:

Use mirrors to reflect the focal point of your room. The mirror will give the space depth, echo the beauty of your focal point and reflect light to make the room much brighter.

Lighting will expand the look of the space too. If you don't have ample sunlight, add some lighting fixtures along the outside perimeter of the room to add color and focus attention in the distance.

Coordinate the color of furniture to blend with the soft, light hues of your wall surfaces. The monochromatic color scheme avoids the choppy look of contrasting colors and opens up the space.

Clear the clutter from the room. Having fewer things that could distract the eye makes the room seem more spacious. Narrow your decor items to only the things you love. Without the excess clutter, you will have a relaxed, open area that appears inviting and roomy.

If you have any real estate questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please call me at 970-231-7700 or email me at nancy@nancybaxter.com.
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Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and the New Year!  (click this link for Christmas video!)

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Nanc and John and Bunker
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