Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

By on February 6, 2021

Really, I don’t know where to start. What a wing-nut of a year, and that’s quite an understatement. For the first time we had no family holiday, the only immediate fam left is my brother, and we decided to forgo the 13 hour drive and not celebrate together. My good friends Leslie and Errol had me over for Xmas dinner, it was delicious. Maxine and I scored some righteous leftovers, plus I got to drive home over the mountains in the snow! Yep, we had a white Christmas, first time here in 10 years, I believe, and it was stunning.

With Billy Zoom gone, Maxine has become “My Best Dog.” For a terrier she’s become almost – gasp- cuddly. She goes with me everywhere and only sometimes gets in trouble with other dogs at Buck Bald Brewing. Maxine is much more social than I am, she loves people, so I almost feel an obligation to allow her to socialize. You should see her do her tricks, thanks to the ‘Rescue Me’ program at the Blairsville Detention Center!
Big news here at AC Living Magazine, we have a new Ad Sales Rep, please say hello to Denise Falbec. Denise comes to us with tons of experience, a marketing degree, a business owner, and years of promotional advertising and sales. You can reach Denise at 678-325-0575 or by email at Give her a ring and, buy an ad, um, whoa- I meant to say, welcome her to AC Living Mag.

Spring is just around the corner and that makes it the perfect time to step up your 3-season porch game. While building porches is still their mainstay, Porch Life 365 Custom Enclosures has new products and upgrades for even the most discerning client. News flash- they now have a showroom displaying all that they have to offer! Check it out at 14224 GA-515, Suite 100 in Ellijay.

Planning a visit to the mountains? Look no further than Stressbuster Cabins. With years of experience and her personal ‘white glove’ service, Joy Lyle will make your stay stress free. Rental cabins and lodges that are pet friendly with river front or mountain views are waiting just for you.

As we roll into year two of COVID-19 with over 25+ million cases, over 425 thousand deaths and rising every day in these United States, I find it hard to imagine what our next issue will include. Traditionally the April- May issue has been the most complete listing of summer festivals, fairs and events for our region. While I want to support our local businesses, I also want all you all to stay safe and healthy. Mask up, social distance, wash your hands, and please, let’s all help our country heal.
Hope to see y’all soon!