March Madness

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March Madness is among us and this may mean different things for different people. For me, it is filling out a NCAA tournament bracket and wishing I could hit the reset button after the first weekend of games. Every year we know someone is going to be upset, but who has the guts to pick it at the right time? It is safe to say, it is not me.

This is also an enjoyable time of the year because winter is on the way out and spring is on the way in. One of the old rhymes that my mother always told me was, ‘April showers brings May flowers.’ One she never told me was ‘winter snow bringing April warmth’ – but I am hoping it comes true. Since this year was full of snow, it was ironic that the first day of spring in Boston (this past week) brought us a fresh coating.

Outside of basketball, March is the calm before the storm with a lot of planning for trips/events in April and May. I am happy to announce that the trip to San Francisco and wine country is booked. The only thing left is to book are the places to stay. We already have the wineries mapped out (the most important part!) and the rental car booked.  We also plan to see the Redwood Forest, Alcatraz, and a few other local favorites.

A few weeks ago, our team created a video about ice dams and when what to do if you had any on your roof. It is safe to say that now is the time to put in your ice dam damage claim with your insurance company. We placed ours a week or so ago and have started working with the contractors to fix the damage. While we hope it is mostly cosmetic, our agent wanted to ensure we didn’t have any issues behind the drywall - which is my biggest fear. If you live in an older home you understand the risks of pulling things apart and trying to put it back together. It can be harder than a humpty dumpty toy!

This week I am away in Ft. Lauderdale for some fun, education, and visiting some our snow bird clients. Hopefully we will get to see everyone for our April 6th Red Sox opening day, Rite of Spring, celebration. If you haven’t RSVPed, it is not too late (just email me at

Until next time…