“Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right.”
My Facebook is full of beautiful posts of people taking road trips, hiking and gardening. It seems like everyone is embracing this wonderful weather and getting outside. All nature awakens with new life after such a tough winter. I’m enjoying the hanging baskets on our porches filled with fuchsias, begonias, petunias and more. The varied bright colors will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and small birds. We are blessed.
The Rice Museum to Reopen
For the past six years I’ve been an executive board member of the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals. With Covid restrictions, a bad flood in the basement of the lovely mid-century building and limited income from visitors and school tours, it has been a huge challenge for the museum and yet it provided an opportunity for something better. My father used to say, “Find that pony in the horse manure,” and I believe the Rice did just that. The museum executive director, Aurore Giguet, the staff, volunteers and board reimagined the building and grounds. It’s a work in progress I believe visitors will enjoy when the museum reopens in May. The Rice Museum closed an international online fundraising auction Saturday which was a huge success and may become a tradition in the future.
Earth Day is April 22nd
Let’s think about going a little GREENER at home to honor Earth Day. Here’s a couple of ideas:
DID YOU KNOW?
It might sound somewhat strange, the word for one piece of spaghetti is spaghetto. The same goes for a single piece of confetti, which is confetto, as well as a single piece of graffiti, which is graffito, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.
Judith McGee, L.H.D., CFP®, ChFC
Senior Lead Advisor
The housing sector is front and center this week with the release of the March figures for sales of both new and existing homes. The housing market took a notable dip in February following several months of burgeoning results. Existing home sales plunged 6.6% in February and new home sales sank 18.2%. As inventory of available homes for sale increases, the pace of sales is expected to ramp up again.
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