Friday, February 08, 2019

Electronic Repair-Resource

I recently had a problem with my laptop screen and went to the  Fairfield County uBreakIFix location in Westport (1761 Post Road East-there are also locations in Darien and Norwalk).  What I love about this place is that they do a free diagnostic while you wait to give you an idea of what the issue may be and what it can cost.  It made sense for me to get it repaired rather than replacing the laptop. I had it back in a couple of days and it has been working great.  There is a 90 day warranty for repairs.

uBreakIFix can basically repair anything that has a button-smartphones, tablets, televisions and computers are the basics, but they have fixed drones, hoverboards, and even a light-up Christmas tree sweater. They are a local family owned business that is part of a much larger network of stores which allows them to source the best quality parts at the lowest prices.



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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Don't Fret about moving-There is Help

I've noticed that many people don't realize the diversity of services that are on our doorstep, and I will be writing about some of these local companies in future blogs.

One of these companies, Coastal Town Moves, provides all the services involved with moving including organizing & home staging.  It's rare to find a one stop shopping for movers.  They offer to help clients declutter/store/dispose of household items and then pack what remains so they can move more easily. The next step is to coordinate the moving company to load, transport & unload. They offer unpacking services as well.  So if it's all feeling a little overwhelming this may just be what the doctor ordered.  

They offer a free consultation and provide an estimate of what it will cost. According to the owner,
Laurie Maggio,  "Moving is truly a stressful time for most people, we try to keep the mood light and treat the move like a special event .... we really get to know our clients well and sometimes continue our relationships well into their new homes."  They can be reached at  (203) 216-1376.

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Monday, February 04, 2019

Musings about Beautiful Connecticut

I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island, a flat expanse of land that was an outwash plain from glaciers, leaving hilly areas with their rock carried by the glaciers further north.  These flat plains  lent themselves to suburban development after World War II.  Unfortunately in the process of quickly developing what had been farm land, there was very little of the old 'farm' feel by the 1950s.  The jewel of the South Shore, was (and remains) the beaches and in particular Jones Beach-still one of the largest and purest example of sandy beach to be found anywhere in the Northeast, and for that matter still ranks among the best beaches in the United States.

It seemed that each town or village had a small park with a pond that served as an inspiration for those looking for a little bit of nature.  There was a patch of woods that I remember playing in with my buddies. Probably less than an acre.

Now, as I travel throughout this area, I marvel at the beautiful rolling countryside, with many protected nature reserves.  When the weather gets a little warmer I'll hike in Trout Brook,  Brett Woods, or Devil's den.  Here are a few images that I've taken in Easton and Fairfield recently.







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