President’s Message December 2019
I hope you take time out of your busy schedules to celebrate the holidays with friends and family be they near or far and to just get some downtime, curling up by a roaring fire, with a book/your favourite hot drink. Take a cue from the Danish concept hygge.
As home inspectors we spend a tremendous amount of time on the roads and on our businesses and while we enjoy the work. It’s nice—and important to take a break.
Let’s enjoy the wonders of the season: a fresh blanket of snow, children giggling as they open presents, carolers, silence, hugs from loved ones, fresh baked cookies, spending an entire day indoors in something cosy.
Remember, sometimes the best gift we can give is time: a walk with a loved one who doesn’t get out, listening to a child as they share their excitement about anything and everything, cooking that treasured family recipe with a new member or just ice skating followed by hot chocolate— with marshmallows and whipped cream of course.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas and the all best for a Happy New Year!
John Hansen, RHI
Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI)