Monday, September 28, 2009

Busy Fall

Why does it seem with the start of Florida State Football that life gets busier than in the summertime? There are definitely more fundraising events that occur in the fall. I'm attending Ability 1st's fundraiser at Goodwood this Thursday night and on the 16th of October is WHOO HOO Elder Care Services Oktoberfest Event. It will be held again at Goodwood. I always enjoy this one because I get to see folks I've not seen in a year and enjoy good food and good beer. Tickets went up this year to $50, but it's worth it for a great cause. Want to join me? I hope so. See you there on Friday, October 16 at 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

White Squirrel

On my bike ride through Killearn Estates this afternoon I saw my first white squirrel! No this isn't like a mixed drink with 3 ounces of good brandy, this was a real white squirrel. No hallucinations here. My home state of Tennessee, we had a town, Gibson, TN that was the "home of the white squirrel". I've seen some of the large black squirrels on the plantations here in Tallahassee, but no white ones. Now I don't know if this was an anamoly, such as an albino, or a real white one, but I did see it, here in the heart of Killearn Estates.

Made my ride. Then again, riding is always worth the effort, but still...don't see a white squirrel everyday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday 5% Off at New Leaf

Seniors who shop at New Leaf Market on Apalachee Parkway receive 5% off their purchases on Tuesdays. You do not have to be a member of the co-op to get this discount. Just go shop there on Tuesdays.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

August Sales Up

When people ask me about the real estate market, I tell them the local stats. The media has been saying Florida sales have been up from last year's sales for several months, but that's not been happening in Tallahassee. While our peak month of sales in 08 was in June, this year we peaked in July, a good sign, but still no sales above last years. Then in August, we did exceed last years sales, not by much, but home sales in Leon County were up, another good sign. I knew it and had been telling others of such. Then I read in yesterday's real estate section of the paper of just such. It's nice to have that confirmation. I just wish I'd taken the time to write the article. Real estate is local. If you want to know what is really going on in your city, ask your local Realtor!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Listing, House on Market

1100 Victory Garden Drive off the Apalache Parkway for sale for $145,000. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage home, 1230 square feet of living space. Home has been remodeled with laminate, tile and carpet flooring, all new appliances, quiet belt driven garage door opener, with keyless entry. With new doors, new windows, new baths, fireplace and architectural shingle roof, new paint in and out, the home calls for new owners. Nice back deck and fenced back yard with a $1000 landscaping allowance. Open house on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 from 2-4 pm.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Oh my, eaten too much lately. No search for lunch with discount for seniors today. I'll be fasting with fruit only today.

Since I'm on the food subject, and always like to help keep other safe, here's a couple of websites for the mature individual.

Be safe today and forever.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another day in search of discounted lunch

Today was Qdoba Mexican food. I didn't think they gave senior discounts, and they don't, because they use the Qdoba card. Everytime you purchase a meal from them, you accumulate points and with a certain number of points, the meal is free.

Googling Tallahassee Senior Discounts gets loads of information mostly about Tallahassee. Googling senior discounts brings up a website that will provide information nationwide on businesses that give discounts. You have to pay to be a member.

The benefit to you, blogger, is that I will publish what I learn from businesses and provide the list free to you. So keep watching my blogsite.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

No senior discount here

Lunch at Food Glorious Food today and when I inquired about senior discounts, I'm told they don't give them. So far, that's 1 out of 4 restaurants that provide a discount. Now I know Sonny's does too. In fact, they give you a card and a 25% savings. Go Sonny's!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Countdown to 55

Day 2 out in the community, doing business, asking about senior discounts and I learn that Red Elephant (at least the midtown one on Thomasville at Betton) does NOT, that's correct does NOT offer senior discounts. Tsk, tsk.
I've decided that once I turn 55, next month, that I will keep a tab to determine how much money I save during the year using senior discounts. While we all want to save a dollar, I don't recommend doing so and receiving discounted services, quality or value so sometimes as they say "you get what you pay for".
Write in if you are aware of any businesses in town that give these discounts and maintains quality and service. Until my next visit to a business...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Turning 55

Having lunch with a friend yesterday at Atlanta Bread Company (the good one on Market Street) I inquired if they had senior discounts. I'm not 55 yet, but I turn it next month and I'm looking forward to finding out who gives discounts and who doesn't.

My lunch friend is older than me, but never asks. She doesn't want people to know she's that old. Well I've been gray headed so long now, people have given me senior discounts without my asking. I imagine to most of the high school and some college kids working at restaurants, we all look ancient.

I'd had lunch Friday at Moe's and inquired if they had discounts, to which I was told they did, 10% to seniors.

So my assignment that I choose to take this month prior to turning 55 will be to ask every business I visit if they give senior discounts, whether they are roofers, house cleaners, or restaurants. I'll report and provide a list, once compiled for interested parties. Perhaps it will encourage others who do not provide them to start.

By the way the ABC (Atlanta Bread Co.) on Market Street doesn't give discounts, but says they are going to start. I'll let you know! They did say the one at Governors Sq. Blvd. does, but they don't get my business anyway. If you go, ask for it.

In fact, if you'd like to help me out, and I would appreciate it, let me know who you know that gives discounts and the amounts if you know.

Thanks and have a great day and remember, ask for those discounts!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Florida Alliance for Safe Homes

With us still in the middle of the hurricane season, if you've not prepared your home and family, there's still time. You can visit any number of websites to assist in your planning, one of which is This website has information on not only hurricane preparations, but other possible storm related possibilities such as lightning strikes, tornados, pet safety and more.

Be safe, be prepared.