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2009 

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25 pound Turkey, 10 pounds of mashed potatoes, moms recipe for stuffing and gallons of gravy, yams, green bean casserole, cranberry jello, lots of pie,  20 members of the family over for dinner, 9 kids from age 3 through 19 laughing, playing and having fun as a family; great! Having Dad over to c...
11/29/2009
Beware of Bandits this Thanksgiving, Silent Sunday We've been hosting our family Thanksgiving feast the past couple years and frankly have inadequate room in our refrigerator.  We put a few items out on our deck to keep cool; it was near freezing so temperature was no problem.  Late that night, a...
11/21/2009
Son of a Shoemaker I am the son of a third generation Shoemaker.  My great grandfather arrived at Ellis Island having left his wife and children behind because they couldn't afford passage for everyone.  He worked on the streets of New York City repairing shoes out of a box until he could save up...
11/20/2009
Listing a home for sale now, rather than spring I've been having conversation with other agents, clients and noticing a few blog posts on AR on this subject.  Traditionally it has been sound advice to list your home in the spring, when the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and eve...
11/18/2009
  The ocean in the fall and winter can be spectacular.  Storms buffet the beaches with high winds and occasionally horizontal rains.  It was March in Long Beach Washington when we took a family outing and enjoyed the pounding of the grey seas against the beach with the backdrop of a crimson sky. ...
11/18/2009
Rats Coming Out of the Sewer into Homes. In a previous post I referenced a KOMO 4 news story about rats entering vacant and foreclosed homes.  I was watching the news again last night and saw another story which really gave me the shivers. I'm The Man Who Keeps Rats Out of Your Toilet Growing up ...
11/12/2009
Million Dollar Mobile Home?  Yes! I was out doing our normal Tuesday Tour of Brokers Open houses and stumbled upon something which surprised me.  A double wide mobile home on the market for over a million dollars, in fact it's $1,250,000 to be precise.  Built in 1993 it's fairly typical as mobile...
11/11/2009
Rats are taking up residence. According to KOMO 4 News, Seattle's ABC Affiliate, Rats are taking up residence in vacant and foreclosed homes.  According to KOMO's Problem Solvers, to reduce the likelihood of a rat infestation in your vacant or foreclosed home we are to: •·         Trim Shrubbery....
11/08/2009
For our 25th anniversary, Elsie & I took a few days without kids and enjoyed spending time all around Mt. Rainier.  On this occasion, we had been up at the Paradise Visitors Center as the sun was fading. The sky began to change hues and we soaked it all in.  I only wish the pictures could truly ...
11/08/2009
What's the Blue Book on my Home? We've all been in social situations where we're talking to someone we just met and you mention you sell real estate.  What's my home worth; it's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, built in 1995, yada yada yada.  I'm always tempted to reach into my back pocket, pull out a little...
11/06/2009
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