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HAPPY NEW YEAR ACTIVE RAIN!#$%&* - 12/31/08 07:41 AM
Well, here we are again at the end of another year. For those of you who had a good, successful year... congratulations.... and may you have continued success throughout the coming year as well. As for the rest of us... who may have had a tough year, or rougher going than normal,... the good news is... we are only hours away from a BRAND NEW YEAR! Hopefully, it will be a brand new year filled with hope, new promise, and lots of prosperity! We have a brand new President to help lead us in a new direction. We have a government (14 comments)
Realtors, Your Input Is Needed! - 12/19/08 08:37 AM
In the past few months, it seem that I have been hearing realtors tell clients that they "really don't need to have a radon test performed". I have had at least 7 clients actaully schedule a radon test with me, and then consequently, call me back to cancel it, because their realtor had advised them that "they really don't need one". Well, I am certainly not a lawyer, and by no means a legal authority, but simple deduction tells me that these realtors appear to be sticking their necks way out on the chopping block. Since radon can ONLY be detected (31 comments)
The picture made me start remembering the great weather we enjoyed this year in the fall around here. It was exceptionally clear, warm, and mostly dry (not a lot of rain). If you are ever in Akron, be sure to visit Stan Hywet Mansion and grounds. It is spectacular inside and out.
There is a lot tot see, including an aviary with hundreds of live butterflies.
This is a view as you walk through the vineyard.
Lovely garden shaded path that leads to the Quarry, and retention ponds. This estate at one time was entirely self-sufficient (14 comments)
I Gotta Know- What is Your Worst Christmas Gift EVER?? - 12/08/08 11:58 AM
Besides the 25 lb FRUITCAKE, somebody, somewhere has sent you a gift that you would probably NEVER EVER USE if you lived to be 150! So let's HEAR IT ACTIVE RAIN.... WHAT IS YOUR WORST GIFT EVER? (Or maybe you gave the worst gift ever to someone else?? Hmm...is it ok to RE-GIFT THE WORST GIFT EVER??) What a dirty trick that would be...
I once got a garden hoe, I guess as a reminder that I should plant a garden in the spring. Hmph! (Never happened... uhh the garden that is). (27 comments)
The "Germ Patrol" - 12/07/08 06:33 AM
A few weeks ago, I saw a news story on CNN that was talking about germs, and where they hide/reside. The clip said that some of the nastiest places are the places where hands are the most; such as doorknobs, car steering wheel, computer keyboard, desktop, refrigerator door handle, and the top of the tissue box. Well, now that I have a cold, and working on trying not to get the flu, I have become much more acutely aware of all these areas. I have my hand sanitizer nearly always handy or within reach. My little spray bottle of disinfectant, which (10 comments)
Via Akron Ohio Homes for Sale. David M. Childress: Take a moment this busy holiday week to reflect upon the many things we have to be thankful for. Enjoy the turkey dinner and time with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!Here's what is happening in our county this week, click on the link for additional information about the event. (4 comments)
Hey Ohio! We have a brand new group to post all of your events, public, private, or corporate. the only requirement is that it be located in... you guessed it... Ohio! Please be specific about dates & places, and include a picture or video if possible. Birthday events of you, your family, friends, co-workers, or other AR members can also be announced here. You do not have to live in Ohio to post, but the event should be located in Ohio. Birthdays of AR members can be from anywhere. Congratulation to Ohio AR (9 comments)
Last Respects - 12/01/08 10:13 AM
Here is a wonderful little story, posted by Jon Wnoroski, which reminds all of us about getting out of our own way, and not setting limits for ourselves. I thought it was very relevant, and definitely worth reading again, so I'm re-blogging to give those of you who have not read it a chance to see it again. Enjoy... thanks Jon!
Via Jon Wnoroski, Summit County Realtor:
I enjoy reading stories that impart words of wisdom; things we need to keep in mind as we travel through life. Here's one that I really liked (and I wanted to share (3 comments)
Everything Is Just "Duckie" - 12/01/08 06:49 AM
This little guy looks like he's wating for something... maybe for his duckie darling to come home. But could be he is just enjoying the peaceful solitude.
This Canadian Goose family seems content to play "follow the leader". Of course, isn't that what geese always do? (They fly in a Vee formation, and takes turns being the leader). These peaceful pictures are brought to you courtesy of The Tuesday Trip. Come join us! (13 comments)
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