Here’s to a Broken Lawn Mower!


Is it really possible that the year is more than half over? It seems that not so long ago we were turning the corner into the new year, the chill of December still with us. Now of course, that chill has long faded. Summer is here.


Sam Keen, an American author and professor, once said of the season: “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”


When the hot weather comes, it’s a reminder for all of us to slow down and locate a little of that respectable laziness. According to James Dent, “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”


Though schedules are often filled with family vacations, road trips, and plentiful yard work, I hope you discover a slow afternoon somewhere in there. May your deep summer contain a hammock and a good book or a clean pool and a cold drink (or maybe all of the above!).


For me, summer doesn’t necessarily mean a slowdown in business. Lots of families are eager to get into a new home before the school year starts, and now is a good time to sell.


I’d love to hear how you plan to spend some of your free time this summer. Take time for yourself and celebrate these months in the middle of the year. Feel free to comment on this post, or contact me directly: or 519-673-3390

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