It’s Spring … if only for a day!

copyrighted-daffodils.jpgMY EYES!


I can’t see!

What’s that big ball of fire in the sky???

OK, that’s a little dramatic, but I did have to wear sun glasses today because my eyes weren’t used to the bright light.

Today was the first day of Spring, and it looked that way. As I was out tooling around southern Delaware County doing real estate things, I saw several signs of people at least preparing for warmer weather.

Most noticeable as I was up and down Rt 23 were the Scotts® trucks hauling the products that will be stocking the Home Depot, Lowe’s and Meijer’s stores. I also saw several flatbed trucks hauling pallets of mulch, doing the same thing as the Scotts® trucks. Once we can clean up the debris in our yards, it will be time to apply the crabgrass preventer and put new mulch around our landscaping.

After the awful winter we’ve had, I feel like the pretty butterfly on the Scotts® trucks … breaking free of a winter cocoon.

I noticed that my daffodils are popping up about 4″. There’s a tinge of yellow showing through the tops of the early ones. That’s a good sign of Spring.

The birds were chirping loudly … I’m sure they’re eager for winter to be over so they can start preparing their nests for the next generation of chirpers. The little male finches are changing to their brighter yellow or red feathers that they use to attract a mate.

I met my two daughters for lunch at Potbellies in Dublin, to celebrate the younger one’s birthday. (Good sandwiches!) The mood of the customers seemed more upbeat thanks to the welcomed sun. We all three work in industries being impacted by the economy, so we needed some light-hearted cheer.

Based on the mood change that I saw today in people, I’m going to go out on a limb and project that as soon as the weather really does break, real estate agents are going to be swamped with buyers. I think there’s a lot of cabin-fever out there, and the smart buyers are going to take advantage of the lender’s programs to buy a home. Time will tell if my crystal ball is correct! 😉

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