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Nope...I am not getting married again! - 07/31/09 07:02 PM
I was talking with a friend the other day. He was going through a nasty divorce. No kids involved. (thank goodness). He asked me if I knew why a divorce costs so much... "Yea, cause they are worth it", I replied. we both chuckled. This is his 3 rd time around. His first was just a mistake by two young people. His 2nd she run off with another man. This time...is wife ran off with another woman. I told him "that's when you know you are a terrrible partner." LOL Then he said, "You know Bill, I love the company of (15 comments)
I was invited to play Golf...Poor sap has no idea what he is asking! - 07/30/09 09:39 PM
I was asked to join an aquaintence for a round of golf. I love to play, but don't play often and am even worse than that. This story may give you an idea of my skill... 2 ants were in a sand trap watching as the duffer flailed away at the ball. One of the ants said... "Quick, get on top of the ball before he kills us!" It is still a nice walk though! (10 comments)
Can you roll with the Punches...or do you just give up? - 07/29/09 03:51 PM
I have been working on a project for my Step-Daughter. I am putting new time on the garage. Now, the garage was built by an amature. Things are not level or straight. The lumber was used and crooked and I am trying to make things look nice. It seams that every step I take another issue crops up. I get frustrated spout a few blue colored words and figure it out and move on. I look at my Real Estate deals. Am I stopping taking a deep breath (after the Blue words) and forging ahead with a possible solution. For the (12 comments)
Prayer Request for my granddaughter. (UPDATE) - 07/28/09 08:14 AM
Good morning to all. An update on Corrina's surgery. She went into surgery mid afternoon yesterday. She went in with us finding out that she had 2 problems and possibly 3, with her heart. With prayers abound the steady hands of the Dr.s and his team, they fixed the problems she had in very short order. As with any surgery, there is a risk even after it's all done. The plan is to take her off the ventilator this morning and then later afternoon bring into a semi conscience state. Then tomorrow they will bring her fully awake and in 5- (18 comments)
Not all intenet access are equal - 07/26/09 10:49 PM
I am in a hotel waiting for the night to pass. My grand daughters surgery is in the morning. I chose this place because they had wi-fi so I could work off my phone. Check carefully when you plan. I could not get it to work. The manager let me try his computor but it would not run AR. I finally went a block down the street and stopped by the coffee shop. I finished my work but a major hassel. I don,t blame the hotel but I will be sure to have a backup plan.. (6 comments)
Peggy Sue's Willow River Cafe' - 07/26/09 02:15 PM
Ever kick yourself because you don't have your camera handy? Well I am, because this quaint little restaurant begs to be seen. My wife and I have visited this home cooking cafe' off and on over the years. We stopped today and were so glad we did. Some history... This circa 1895 building has an interesting and varied History. It has been a Post Office, Dr. Ehmke's office, a temporary school after the first school burned down as well as Laufenburg's store. In 1924, Barney and Amy Amundson opened the Willow Cafe and Confectionary. At Barneys death in '44, the cafe (6 comments)
This Old Dog Just don't want NO new tricks! - 07/25/09 11:04 PM
This old dog is set in his ways. But, the ways of the future in in the ways of NEW tricks. Technology is forging ahead and if you don't keep up, you are left in the dust. I have been lucky so far, but I have a few clients that are puching me harder to start testing. YUP, I DON'T text...at least not yet. I prefer the old fashion way...voice to voice. I learn a lot more by talking to someone than looking at an E-Mail. So as it goes...I will have to expand myself into the 20th century...I'm not going (12 comments)
It has been a long week and very stressful since yesterday. I find myslef doing things and going back to do them again only to realize I had already finished. It reminds me of this gentleman... An elderly man goes into a Brothel and askes the Madam for a young girl. Looking at him she asked. "How old are you?" "I am 90." he proudly replies. The Madame says, "Well you've had it." "OH, I am sorry", cites the old man, "Them How much do I owe you! This could easily be me. OH, and here is a nice (9 comments)
Prayer Request for my Grand Daughter. (Part 2) - 07/24/09 10:29 PM
After about an hour or so on the road, I recieved a phone call. "Go back Home." WHY!!! The Surgery was reschedualed for Early Monday morning. This is where things stand. Corrina has 'Aortopulmanary Window'. This is a heart defect that affects about 1 in 1.6 million infants. It has something to do with a heat valve not working properly. When she was born, there was a mummer detected. The Dr. said not to worry as over 1/2 go away and most others are not serious. Her 2 week checkup showed no signs. Todays checkup the Murmmer was back. (15 comments)
Prayer Request fo MY Grandaughter. - 07/24/09 04:31 PM
I just received a phone call. They have detected a heart mummer in my new granddaughter. It is severe enough that it requires surgery RIGHT NOW. A prayer for strength and for the Dr's. steady hand Please. Corrina is just 3 weeks today. I will post additional info as I can. Thanks You and God Bless! (21 comments)
A Prayer for Mary. - 07/23/09 10:29 PM
My wife was watching the news...I was busy with today's loose ends, She relayed a story about a 3 year old girl with a type of childhood cancer. She had nearly beat the cancer, when it took a hold of her again. The Dr's. say she has 3-4 weeks to live. Mary and her parents live in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The family and friends are praying for a miracle. I am praying for that same miracle and for strength for the family in these very trying days ahead. Won't you join me! (8 comments)
Does anyone know this company? - 07/23/09 08:42 AM
Good morning everyone. I was contacted by phone by a company from San Fransico, Ca. They are Called Agent Machine. I was asked if I would consider a referral. No upfront fees or Long term contract, just the referral fee if closing happens. This sounds legit, BUT...with all the scams in the world I have my guard up. I would greatly appreciate any feed back. Thanks!! (17 comments)
Secrets to a "Good Marriage"...the Good Ol' boy way... - 07/22/09 08:44 PM
We all have our ways to keep a marriage good and healthy. They are not the same ideas, and even some of the spouses have their own ideas...How Dare They!! Well, my neighbor has 4 rules... 1. Find a Woman who will cook, Clean your fish, wash yer Drawers and skin yer deer. 2. Find a Woman who makes enough money to buy yer Beer, Bait and Ammo. 3. Find a Woman who looks good in overalls and can drive yer tractor. 4. Make Damn sure these 3 never meet!!!!
A late night funny to end the weekend. - 07/19/09 10:50 PM
At the family get together a lot of stories went around today. Here was one of the good ones. A woman was talking to her husband..."I want to have Breast implants". "Why" said the husband. "To look good for you" she replied. "That's nice, but why don't you just use toilet paper?" he asked "Why"? "Well", he replied..."Look what it did for your butt ever the last 20 years". And the fight was on! (14 comments)
Happy Birthday Joyce! - 07/19/09 10:43 PM
Today is my sister-in-laws birthday. She hit the big 60 today. We had a great family get-together, with a lot of laughs and liquid libations. Being the shy person she is, she made me promise not to show her picture on my site. So I did agree, but, Here is a picture of the cake.
Joyce loves frogs and they seam to be the theme fo many a gift throughout the year. Happy birthday Joyce. (4 comments)
Don't Neglect the Yard! - 07/19/09 12:44 PM
You don't have to get as fancy as this, but a nicely groomed yard that has the edges of the sidewalks and trees all trimmed nice, (and not just once or twice a year, people can see that ) is just as important as the inside condition. The outside curb appeal is very important as it is the first impression they see! A little care here can mean the difference of a sale or just lookers!
A Prayer for the Newly Married Couple. - 07/18/09 11:43 PM
My niece was married today. As we all know marriage is very hard and in today's economy, the newly weds face even more of a challenge. They are both teachers and hold their profession close to their hearts. So, I ask for a prayers for Jens and Mindy, that with God's help and a strong Love between them that they conquer everything that gets in their way. That they never forget that they are the most important people in each others lives. May God Bless them!
A Wedding put a stop to my fishing plans... - 07/18/09 11:59 AM
I have a niece getting married today and I hope her the best. But, she is getting married on a weekend, and it is my usual time for fishing. I know, I know, but, sometimes I feel the need to be selfish. Besides, I just got a new Bass boat from one of my Neighbors, one fo the Good Ol' Boys, down the road. He needed a bit of beer money. Well, I guess the Maiden voyage of my new boat will have to wait until another day...This will be a very long day! I am just hoping someone else isn't (7 comments)
A late night thought for those who can't sleep. - 07/17/09 10:43 PM
I guess I am just winding down...see previous blog, but I just read this and it got me thinking...not a good thing at this time of night when sleep is needed. The first Law of Philosophy: For every philosopher, there is an equal and opposite philosopher. The second Law of Philososphy: They are both wrong! HMMM. I will be up all night now! (11 comments)
So you are moving....Start packing Early! - 07/17/09 10:11 PM
Over the last few days my wife and I helped some friends move. A lot of the work had been done, but the cleaning of the house being sold was needed. We were told 4-5 hours to move and clean.
Most of the rooms still looked like this after 4-5 hours, and we had not even started any real cleaning yet.
8hours later we were down to a couple rooms with this type of clutter. I guess if there is one thing I have to say for advice as I have been involved with several of these moves (4 comments)
Why my sister Loves Tide! - 07/15/09 01:53 PM
As we go thru life...you find there are some products you can't live without. Mine is Duct tape and super glue! My sister Loves tide. Here is a letter she recently wrote...
Dear Tide: I am writing to tell you what an excellent product you have. I have used it all my life, as my Mom always told me it was the best! Now that I am in my 50's, I find that it is even better. A month ago I spilled some red wine on my new white blouse. My inconsiderate and uncaring husband started to belittle me (9 comments)
Hard work is good for me! I think! - 07/14/09 07:57 AM
A rental property we have is in need of a new roof. Things still being on the slow side, and the roof not being an emergency, I am doing it myself. I did some self contracting in years past so other then my muscles not up to par...it's a piece of cake. I was tearing off the old shingles... When I thought about a job I contracted. It was a bit bigger than I normally took, and my neighbors 'The good ol' boy's' were willing to help. Now these guys make up in ambition what they lack in IQ. I was (12 comments)
You never know when the 'Old' times will re-appear! - 07/12/09 09:19 PM
Last night after a short drive out on some of my old child hood much traveled. I stopped at this little bar. I agreed with the wife one quick one and we were gone! We walked in the door...and it hit me. An old friend standing by the bar just like I had seen him 35 years prior. As he looked at me I said..."hear about the 2 drinks walking down a set of railroad tracks, one said... This is the longest staircase I have ever been on." "I don't mind the stairs" said the 2nd, "It's this low hand (7 comments)
Multi-Tasking I can handle! - 07/12/09 09:06 PM
I have always been one to multi task. Mainly, because I was a bit lazy. If I could retrieve stuff for two tasks in one trip I was happy. Make two trips was such a waste of valuable time. I still look at it the same way. The years have ticked by, and I have only a small precious few left to enjoy. My outdoor activities need to be ramped up. So, today, I worked out in the woods with the bugs. although it is summer and fishing is still on my mind, I had to be home for business. (5 comments)
This picture made me stop and think how life goes on. I see the mother ducks every year with a new batch of ducklings. Is it the same ol' hen or last years chick. We are just a small part of this world and something as simple as Mama Duck and her chicks makes me realize how lucky I am to enjoy the creation bestowed upon us. Next year the scene will be about the same. Old hen or new one...Life goes on! (4 comments)
A Simple Request ignored! - 07/10/09 11:19 PM
I met my new neighbor today. He bought a foreclosed home right down the road and I thought I would introduce myself. After some small chit chat, he told me he was unhappy with his agent, who was also the sellers agent. He said it seamed that every simple request was met with I don't know, or gee that'[s a good question. The one that really got him, was his request of a local phone book. He only has a cell phone and not looking for a land line anytime soon. His agent just ignored this simple request. I told him not (21 comments)
High Tech..Red Neck. NOT!! - 07/09/09 09:46 PM
I am a self proclained NON-GEEK. I fight with my computor and lose most every time. Right now I am having, for about the last 10 days, a real slow down in the speed when I am on AR. The other sites I go on are a bit slower at times, but, nothing like AR. Is anyone else having any kind of issue like this. Just to giva an idea. When I log in, it will take 2 min to get to my home instead of 15 seconds. Click on Blogs, and I wait another min instead of 5-10 seconds. (11 comments)
The Near perfect Pet. Humor - 07/09/09 09:32 PM
I used to own and opperate a Pet Shop. We had a lot of strange requests, so when my mother-in-law showed me this, I had to share. A single man walks into a Pet Shop. He asked for the perfect Pet, one that would help with the chores around the house and such. "How a bout a dog?" No, dogs need to be fed and are not self efficient, he replied. "Well, there are birds, cats, gerbils ect." "No" he replied. Then the young clerk said..."I got it, a cetipeed." The man was skeptical, but agreed. He got the (8 comments)
NO Escrows Allowed!?!?!?!?! - 07/08/09 07:54 PM
A friend near Green Bay WI, is buying a home and there is a well problem. Seller, said..."No Problem, we'll Escrow". The Bank said..."NO WAY HOSAE!" Not allowed. The closing has been postponed until the work is completed. Now I have not run across anything like this yet. Someone tried to tell me it was a new law, but I have not heard of that either. Has anyone else run into this? (9 comments)
3 Parades in 4 Weeks...Hometown Fun. - 07/05/09 10:40 PM
This was the 3 rd parade this summer, and unlike the others, it had a great hometown feel. Town...Moose Lake, MN. The other two parades had every political candidate running around shaking hands and being jsut plan Pains in the Nice Weather!!! Moose Lake's Pareade had the needed elemints. You need the Grand Marshall You need the Royalty! You need the Town Mascot Keep the Politicians in their cars waving and the rest is Just a GREAT time. Congrats Moose Lake for the best Parade of the summer! (8 comments)
U. S. Post office to close Apx 3200 locations! - 07/05/09 09:34 PM
All I can say...it's about time!!! I was in a small post office that has a town population of under 100. Another close to my home has 78 people in town. Now, I know there are more people than that, BUT...let's get real...Aside from the jobs that may be lost, something needs to be done. Also with more and more people paying bills on-line and E-mail or txt-ing...cut out Sat. delivery. I have said that for 20 years. The also need to recall the new stamps they just issued...The have a pitures of lawyers on them and people can't figure out shich (8 comments)
The fishing was great as usual, but the catching was a bit slow even for me. So I thought it would be a good time to try some new stuff. The 15" 1.8# Bass hit this lure on the 2nd cast. I got 3 more in the 7 casts. Yup...gonna like this lure. As a try fisherman...I will not (8 comments)
It is time for our Nations teacher to relax. - 07/02/09 03:05 PM
Some good friends of ours are both teachers. Talking with them the other night I told them how much I admire them for teaching so lang and staying out of Jail! They both laughed and said it's the funny things kids come up with that keeps them there...and the ins.! The Teacher asked little Johnny..."How can you prove that the world is round?" "I can't", replied Johnny..."Besides, I never said it was!" My friends are going on a two week adventure. May safty follow them and all this weekend! (9 comments)
No Fireworks, No Balloons, No Fanfare, on this milestone. - 07/01/09 09:24 PM
Three Hundred Thousand Points. WOW! I missed it until several congrats came by today. There are so many to thank, as this isn't only me. I am a better agent, a more well rounded agent and Broker than when I started here in feb of '07. So, as not to hurt any feelings I want to thank everyone on Active Rain for the support given not only to me, but to each other. So to Celebrate...I am thinking of changing my photo...from this...
A Noon Funny. - 07/01/09 01:02 PM
Some days you just need a chuckle. Today is that day. I checked my E-Mail and there it was. I know this could be tempting to do... I went into the store the other day and was only in there for 5 min. When I came out there was a traffic cop writing a ticket for expired meter. So, I went up to him and said...."Come on buddy, how about giving a guy a break." He ignored me and kept sritting the ticket. So, I called him a 'stupid idiot'. He stared at me and started writting a 2nd ticket for (17 comments)
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