Quinte, On. real estate agent: The Heatwave Lasted Three Days.

The Heatwave Lasted Three Days.

guy in shorts

Some eye candy for the ladies. Here's a fellow who knows how to dress for the warm weather.

Summer sure has arrived with a vengeance here in the Quinte area. Today, thankfully it rained a little bit and that seemed to take the edge off of the heat. The previous three days saw temperatures creep up into the high thirties and possibly even the low forties (that's somewhere between sweltering hot and boiling hot for those of you accustomed to the Farenheit scale).

Thankfully our office here at Remax Trent Valley is airconditioned, so I don't mind spending more time indoors. I usually don't complain about the heat too much because I whine and moan all winter long, so now's the time for me to put up and shut up. 

Next Thursday, July 15th will see the start of Downtown Trenton's 'Festival on the Bay', which in former years was known simply as "The sidewalk sale". I like the sound of Festival on the Bay a bit better. As part of this year's festivities The Trenton Idol competition will kick off with celebrity judge Zack Werner (who?). Trenton Idol is a lot like American Idol, except without the large talent pool from which to choose the contestants and winning the competition doesn't seem quite so glamarous. However, it is one of the summer events that I look forward to every year. All the downtown merchants put up tents and sell their wares on the sidewalk. Some out-of-towners even come and set up tables. There's the candy guy, the facepainter, the cowboy hat lady, the flag couple, and my personal favourite, the fresh lemonade dude among others. The main street is closed to traffic for three days, and Trenton has somewhat of a festival-like atmosphere and I run into people who I haven't seen in quite a while. 

Hopefully the weather won't be quite so hot in the upcoming week. It should be a fun weekend.


Comment balloon 21 commentsMalcolm Johnston • July 09 2010 08:07PM



OMG, just about fell off my chair onto the floor. That is aweful......

Have a cool weekend!

Lisa aka Allstarmom3 (twitter)

Posted by Lisa Ludlow Archer (Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area ) almost 10 years ago

Lisa Ludlow Archer (Team Ludlow-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area ) I think he's pretty cute Lisa, I like his cheeky grin. You have a great weekend too :-)

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago

Well, if that's eye candy, please pass the vegetables!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 10 years ago

Oh man, you MADE ME LOOK!  That sounds like a fun festival.


Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA almost 10 years ago

Hi Malcolm,


I think those of us up here in Canada are more sensible about handling -30 than we are +30. We have a thermometer in the shade at our place and it hit 37.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. That's over 99 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, what did I do? I went out and showed 5 homes, as planned.

In shorts : )


Posted by Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) almost 10 years ago

Lottie Kendall, CA DRE#01215160 Seniors Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Today) Lottie, come on now, he's a cute fellow.

Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County Real Estate, CA (Safe Haven Realty) Oh you wanted to look Cynthia ;-)

Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) Most Canadians are more sensible about the winter Bob, just not me. I thouroughly dislike them.  I hope your shorts were a little more sensible than buddy in the picture.


Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago

OMG Malcolm he forgot to wax!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

ROTFL ... Malcolm, that picture is too funny...

like the comment about the veggies =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago


Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 10 years ago

O  M  G  ! ! ! Seriously, I could have done without this visual!

It has been overcast and almost downright COLD in San Diego! I am dying for the heat of summer to come! We pay good money in California and THOUGHT the price included sun for 352 days of the year. I guess even the Big Guy is participating in a recession.....

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) almost 10 years ago


The heat wave certainly pushed a lot of air conditioners to the limit.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 10 years ago

Oh Malcolm what a laugh!! Great 'eye catcher' and loved your tag line 'his cheeky grin' ....will remember that one!

Agree, Festival by the Bay sounds so much more appropriate than sidewalk sale. Am with you on the lemonade dude! 


Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

YIKES!  I lived in San Francisco for 5 years in my 20's.  This guy would fit right in.  Imagine dressing like this, looking in the mirror and thinking you are ready for the public.  Is he a Realtor®?

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles UnlimitedĀ®) almost 10 years ago

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) Janice, forgetting to wax appears to be one of the lesser of his fashion crimes.

Chris Smith Prudential Ronan Realty I thought it was pretty funny too Chris.

Joshua Zargari (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and decorating) OY VEY indeed Joshua, that sums the picture up nicely.

Stephanie Reynolds (AgentsOfPossibility.com, REALTOR, GRI, ePro at CMI, Inc. ) Stephanie, maybe the Sun is working-to-rule in California to protest something that Arnold has done.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Mine's certainly been working overtime Brian.

Contact Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Voted Best Real Estate People Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Buying or Selling)"eye catcher" doesn't quite do this fellow justice Al and Peggy.

Larry Lawfer (EXIT Realty Metro Dallas)I certainly hope he isn't a Realtor Larry.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago


OMG....I hope he wasn't from the area.  Do you have any shorts like that?

I was laughing so hard.  Thanks - I needed that.


Posted by Cathy Polan, Royal Lepage Proalliance Realty Sales Rep. (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty,Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Catherine Polan (Re/Max (Belleville and Trenton) Quinte Ltd. Brokerage) No, he appears to be from Spain Cathy. Of course I have shorts like that, what else would I wear to work in the summer.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago

You Canadians sure now how to dress down. Are you sure that is not you?

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster)Bite your tongue miss, of course it's not me, my shorty shorts are red.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago


The photo is way too funny!   I believe the lady in the background (on the right) must have noticed him too and also could not help but smile.  :)

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR almost 10 years ago

Malcolm ~ my sister sent me a birthday card about 5 years ago with that guy on the card in front of the Eiffel Tower.  I had also gotten that same picture (with him and the Eiffel Tower) via email from a friend a few months before the card.  He sure likes to travel, doesn't he????  As a joke, we superimposed the head of an agent in my office onto his body.  It was just hysterical!

I'm sure he will continue to travel!  Thanks for the laugh.  Oh, I hope your heatwave slows down.  Denver hit 102 yesterday.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) almost 10 years ago

Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR Greetings from Red Lodge, Montana! She does look very amused Gerry.

Dawn Fabiszak, CRS, GRI, SFR, CNE (Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado)Dawn, I had no idea our friend was such a prolific traveller. He is more worldly than I would have suspected.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 10 years ago