Covington, WA Real Estate News

By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all!   I hope your week has gone well.  Mine has very been busy, sure does not seem like February in the Real Estate Industry.  Sure hope it stays like this all year :) Enjoy the quotes and I will see y'all next Friday! ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   People are like stained glass windows:  they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.  -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross       Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.  -Erma Bombeck         You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.  -Abraham Lincoln       Too many people miss the silver lining because they are expecting the gold.  -Maurice Setter       I...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  I got this in my email a few days ago and thouhgt that Valentine's Day would be a nice day to share it.  I have no idea who wrote it - it says Author Unknown, but I hope you enjoy it.  Have a nice Valentine's Day!     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   INSTALLING LOVE Author UnknownTech Support: Yes, ... how can I help you?Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?   Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Lo...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
                       Valentine's Day Fun Facts Did you know? About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in the US each year.  That is the largest seasonal card sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. Women purchase 85% of all valentines. In order of popularity - Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentines. About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. - Shhhh don't tell my cat - she won't be getting anything :) Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentin's Day each year. California produces 60% of the American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the US are imported - mostly from South America.  The majority of the roses ar...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all!   I hope that everyone is having a nice day and is getting ready for the weekend.  What a fun weekend it will be...  The Olympics kick off tonight, Valentine's Day tomorrow and for many Monday is a holiday!  Woo Hoo!!   Whatever you do I hope your weekend is grand. See ya next Friday and until then enjoy the quotes. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them or build with them.            -William Arthur Ward       Learn to pause...  Or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.    -Doug King       Those who believe they can do something are probably right - and so are those who believe they can't.     -Unknown       Forgiveness does not change the past, bu...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  For those of you who follow my Weekly Words of Wisdom entry every Friday, you know that I love quotes and things that inspire me.  A few days ago I saw a video called Finish Strong, and I would like to share it with you.   Regardless of what came before or what has yet to come, what matters most is how you choose to respond to the challenge in front of you.   You can see the video at www.finishstrongmovie.com     I hope you too enjoy it.  Have a great day!    ...geri
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
                       City of Covington Offers Utility Tax Rebate     The City of Covington continues to offer the Utility Tax Rebate Program for low income seniors and disabled residents.  To see if you or someone you know qualifies, visit the City's Website at:  www.ci.covington.wa.us   and click on "Utility Tax Rebate Information".   You can obtain information, requirements and forms at the frond desk in city Hall or call 253-638-1110.  Their regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, if they miss your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned very promptly.    All applications are due no later than April 30, 2010.
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Fire fighters from Station 78 in Covington will be on-site at the Covington City Hall to perform healthy screenings for anyone.  The screenings include Blood Pressure Checks & Glucose (Sugar Level) Screenings and it is FREE! The City is encouraging its residents, staff and employees in the surrounding area to utilize these free screenings.  And since February is heart health month - why not give your Valentine some piece of mind.   When:  Wednesday, February 10th             Tuesday, February 16th              Tuesday, February 23rd   Times:  9 - 11 AM on all dates   Location:  Community Room at the Covington City Hall    16720 271st Street   Participants may utilize all three weeks to see if any changes in blood pressure or glucose levels exist.  For more information contact the Cov...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday to all!   Woo Hoo, back on track this week.  Sorry about being a day late last week.  What a tough time, I am glad to be back home and getting back into routine.  Thanks for the all the support and kind words, that meant a lot. Here is this weeks selection of quotes.  Enjoy and I will see ya next Friday! ...geri     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.    -Martha Washington Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.  -Lou Holtz The measure of life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.  -Corrie ten Boom Every obstacle...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
     Happy Saturday to all! For those who follow my Weekly Words of Wisdom every Friday, I am sorry that I am a day late this week.  My husband's father passed away a few days ago and we have had to make a trip back east.  Needless to say, things are a bit off kilter in my world. I hope you enjoy the quotes, and I will see ya next Friday. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.   -Anonymous       It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.  -Roger Babson       Ideas are a dime a dozen.  People who implement them are priceless.  -Mary Kay Ash       The only thing even in this world are the number of hours in a day.  The...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    I just read this on a friend of mines blog...  Michelle's Mortgage Musings, and I wanted to share.   Who am I? I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly. I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done, and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.  I am the servant of all great men. And, alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine. Plus, the intelligence of man. You may run me for profit, or run ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all!   I hope you are having a wonderful day.  I am still sharing pictures of last years snow, as we have not seen any in the lowlands, yet this year.  We have been unseasonably warm as a matter of fact.  Earlier this week I took my laptop out on my deck and stood in the sunshine and worked for a bit.  I felt like there should be a baseball game on!  What a treat for January!!!!   Enjoy the quotes and I will see you next Friday!!   ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     I am happy and content because I think I am.   -Alain-Rene Lesage        Well chosen words, mixed with measured emotions, is the basis of affecting people.  -Unknown       It's never crowded along the extra mile.   -Wayne Dyer       Here is a test to find whether your mission o...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all!   I hope your week is going well.  Things in my corner of the world are "wet".  And not the white wet kind (like my picture), just the rainy, standing water everywhere, gloomy kind.  We are very mild though, we might be getting lots of rain but we have been in the low 50's every day for quite some time. Very un-January like.   Have a great day, enjoy the quotes and I will see you next Friday!   ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.  -F. Scott Fitzgerald       I remind myself every morning:  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.   -Larry King           What great things would you atte...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Jim Rohn For many of you who follow my blog, you know that I love quotes - I share them every Friday.  And one person who I share quite regularly is Jim Rohn.  Jim spent over 40 years presenting seminars and sharing his motivational storires.  In 1985 he won the National Speakers Association CPAE Award.  He is the author of 17 different books, audio and video programs.  I am a little late, but I am very saddened to have just read that Jim passed away on December 5, 2009 in West Hills California.    Jim was considered a "Business Philosopher".  He taught fundamentals and I so loved reading his quotes.  Here is a quick video that I found on YouTube - an excerpt from one of Jim's DVD's...       "I wish for you a life of health, wealth and happiness; a life in which you give yourself t...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
                      Happy Friday to all!   I hope this finds you having a nice Friday.  Things in my corner of the world are wonderful. This picture was from last winter at my house.  So far this year we've only had rain, and rain and more rain.  No white stuff yet for us :(      Seems like the whole rest of the country is getting it all.  Enjoy the quotes and I will see ya next Friday! ..geri                     It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.   -Vince Lombardi People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don't believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them them, they make them.   -George Bernard Shaw   Why can't ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy New Year! Wow, can you believe it is 2010 already.  Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we were all worried about Y2K????  Where did those years go?  OK - I am feeling old :) :) :) I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Day and a fantastic 2010.  Enjoy this weeks selection of quotes and I will see y'all next Friday. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.    -Earl Wilson      Enthusiasm is everything.  It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.  -Pele      Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.  -Les Brown     Growth is not steady, forward, upward progression.  It  is instead a switchback trail; three steps forward, two back, one a...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
             Where is Santa   Oh, if that is not the million dollar question asked by kids of young and old on Christmas Eve. Well if you are wondering where Santa is, and how close he might be to your home, you can find out at NoradSanta.org. For years our family has been logging on to Norad Santa to follow the Jolly Old Man's flight on Christmas Eve.  Sign on to Norad's website starting on Christmas eve and you too can track Santa as he travels all about the world and makes his way to the United States.  With their ultra-cool high speed digital cameras positioned at many locations around the world you will be able to keep track of Santa and his reindeer as they travel about the world.     It has been more than 50 years that NORAD and it's predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Comm...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all.  I hope this finds you having a wonderful day.  For those of you who follow my weekly words of wisdom you know that I always include a photo that I have taken along with a few of my favorite quotes.  Well this week the picture I am including is one that my niece Judy took and shared with me.  We often pass our photography back and forth and this one I just loved and thought it fit the holiday nicely. Enjoy this weeks selection of quotes.  Next Friday is Christmas day so I won't see you until after the holiday.  Have a Very Merry Christmas. ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.   -Thich Nhat Hanh     If you concentrate...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Tis the season for lots of things...  Eating yummy treats, sharing gifts with family and friends, celebrating those family traditions and making some new ones...   But what it doesn't have to be is a time of waste.  With some simple recycling we can give the environment a Christmas present this year too! Here are some ideas to enjoy a greener Christmas this year: -When shopping take a reusable bag and say no to plastic.  I have noticed that many stores even give you a credit for bringing your own bag, a nice added bonus. -Consider the packaging.  For example, buy drinks in bigger bottles as they generate less waste. -Use items that you have on hand to wrap presents, rather than using paper.  For example use a stocking, cigar box, pretty box that another previous gift came in, tins, e...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy Friday to all!    I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week.     I wanted to share that today is a very special day for me  -  it is 25 years ago today that I was blessed with a very happy and healthy beautiful baby girl! What a joy she has been to my life - Happy Birthday Angella!    And to celebrate we will be heading to Seattle tomorrow for a day of shopping, eating, drinking, and generally just being "merry"!!  We will cap off the night with The Coats Christmas concert - a wonderful holiday show and long standing family tradition. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it is fantastic!  Enjoy the quotes and I will see you next Friday.  ....geri          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  The difference between great pe...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Are you as excited about this time of year as I am?  I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks, the decorations have been up in my house for quite some time already and I have most of the pre-sets in my car set to holiday stations.  Anything to do with Christmas catches my attention this time of year.  (and to be honest most any time of year :) Last year I came across a website that is chock-full off fun activities.  There are things for kids, teachers & parents, along with recipes, games, puzzles, stories and more. This interactive website is sure to please "kids" of all ages.  Check it out at:  http://www.northpole.com I am off to play, hope you enjoy this site too!!  
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