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PAY IT FORWARD.... Loaning out DVD's

PAY IT FORWARD... Loaning out DVD's.  This past Tuesday, it poured here in Cromwell, CT.  It got so dark and black in the early afternoon... you knew something was going to hit... but what?

My neighbor has a satellite dish, and as usual she lost service as soon as the sky turned Grey.  She waited it out for about an hour, but still she had no TV service.  She called me so upset. 

I told her that I had movies on DVD that she could borrow.  That sounded good to her and she came over. 

When Hollywood Video went out of business, I bought a lot of movies... a good 300 of them.  When they only cost .35 cents.. how does one go wrong.  lol.

Well when my neighbor came over, she had a field day going through all the titles.  She took three and could not wait to watch them.  They were all comedies.  I guess we can all use some levity lately.

The following morning she called and said she watched 2 of the movies... and the satellite still hadn't come back on.  She wondered if she could borrow more?  Why not... there is more than enough to choose from.

I was glad I could make someone's rainy night brighter.


Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR
(Accredited Buyers Representative)

Is a Full Time Realtor® with with Johnson Real Estate, in Cromwell, CT who specializes in Homes and Condos For Sale in the Middlesex and Hartford Counties in CT.


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Comment balloon 8 commentsValerie Osterhoudt • August 14 2011 01:03PM


Glad you were there to ease her discomfort and 'share' some laughs  Valerie. Well done!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 8 years ago

You should record some weather broadcasts and give them to her next time.  Just label them "winter", spring, summer and fall, that way at least it will close to accurate.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -) over 8 years ago

What a nice gesture. Sometimes the little things in life make a huge impact!

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) over 8 years ago

Good Pay it Foward.  You are do some great things for people, keep it up.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 8 years ago

Hi Valerie, there is nothing better than a good movie on a rainy evening.  It sounds like you have a great collection.  Very kind and generous of you.  Enjoy your evening!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 8 years ago

Wonderful wonderful idea Valerie ! I do love this series you have going :o)


Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 8 years ago

Valerie - We too have an extensive collection. I lend out my vids all the time to whomever wants them. I am happy to share them...

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 8 years ago

Valerie, I seldom watch a movie, but do you have anything on sports that I can borrow the next time my service is down?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 8 years ago