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I just replied to a posting by Loreena Yeo in which she asked `Is a balanced life a mediocre life?` I think this topic is worth some discussion, so I am posting my reply to her as another blog, and I would invite your responses. ***Hi Loreena. I think this is not only a question related to person...
06/29/2009
My schedule and my wife's are a bit too active for a vacation right now, but we both felt like we needed one, so this week we opted for a cottage rental about 1/2 hour from work - but a full hour away from our home with the adult kids, multiple cats and one very patient dog. It's been great to ha...
06/25/2009
Truthfully, I am not an early riser. So, it was something of an exception to my daily routine when I was unloading my trunk yesterday morning at 7:15 a.m. to set up a display at one of our Farmers' Markets. I should explain that this took some negotiating. I wasn't selling carrots or crafts, and ...
06/14/2009
Ok. You have a good home. You have worked on it and there are lots of improvements made since you moved in. You have looked at the comparables, and, with the advice of your agent you have come up with a good list price. You know enough about the market to be sure you are priced competitively and ...
06/14/2009
I must admit that I really haven't paid much attenion to what is happening in terms of real estate sale on eBay. I mainly use it to buy bargain batteries for my cameras and cell phones, and it seems to be a great source for those products. Just for fun tonight I checked to see what was happening ...
06/07/2009
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Today was the day to plant the Sweet Pea flower seeds I had purchased. They had soaked in water for 24 hours, and the earth was dug, rish and fertile, with lots of peat moss to aid with water retention through the summer. As I planted them, my mind flashed back more than 50 years to a time I shar...
05/24/2009
I enjoy both humor and a good story, so I spend some time each week checking out real estate references on the Internet. I can't vouch for the validity of this story, but it's purported to be a true exchange between the FHA and a lawyer. *** A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. H...
05/20/2009
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One of the featured articles today is by Stewart Penn and it is titled "Higher Taxes make for the Happiest People on Earth". In it he points out that citizens in the Scandinavian countries are among the happiest in the world, but they are also the most heavily taxed, and he speculates on whether ...
05/18/2009
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A broker was dismayed when a brand new real estate office much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read 'BEST AGENTS.' He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading 'LOWEST COMMISSIONS.' The ...
05/14/2009
I need to put something on here for Mothers' Day. Don't get me wrong, I had a great day visiting with my own Mom and spending time with my beautiful wife who is Mom to our four kids, but I still enjoy the bit of twisted humour in this story.A small boy is sent to bed by his mother... [Five minute...
05/10/2009
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