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OZZIE and HARRIET...A Perfect Marriage! - 12/30/06 06:58 PM
We've always had dogs - usually two, and at one time we had three. We like terriers and when we had three, one was an Airedale and the other two were Welsh terriers. If you don't know the breeds, the Airedales weigh in at about 45-60 lbs. and they are a medium-sized black and tan dog. The Welsh terriers look exactly the same, but they weigh in at 18-24 lbs. So when we had three, everyone thought the Welshies were the Airedale's pups. That was a lot of fun! For the past several years, we had just two Welsh terriers, Harry and Lilly. (9 comments)
Peace, Goodwill, and Only An Occasional Grinch - 12/23/06 11:26 AM
Isn't this is a wonderful time of year? Cheerful lights turn dark houses into welcoming neighborhoods. People are rushing about, but often they are also smiling and laughing. Drivers are more courteous, and traffic lights are dressed for the season. Good wishes and familiar carols fill the air. As Garrison Keillor said, "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." But wouldn't you know…there are Grinches about, too. I just found this video on YouTube, and it as an eye-opener. It's called "Gone in Four Seconds" and you'll be surprised (3 comments)
First Things First! - 12/16/06 04:59 PM
Imagine going out to purchase a new dining room suite of furniture. You find just the right one, and the salesperson asks how you plan to pay for it. You answer, "Gee, I hadn't thought about that!" The next question is, "Do you want to pay by check?" After a look at your checkbook balance you shake your head. This scenario continues with a barrage of financial questions to set up a financing plan for your new furniture. Caught by surprise without the answers, you leave the store in dismay. It's not likely you would let this happen if (0 comments)
Rate Increase Helps SELL Homes! - 12/09/06 04:59 PM
A curious change has taken place within the real estate marketplace. I'm not talking about the shift from Seller's market to Buyer's market. And I'm not talking about mortgage rates. I'm talking about real estate commission rates going up!Why would that be, you may ask. Well, aside from increased costs associated with marketing more properties for longer periods of time, this current Buyer's market has also forced sellers to examine new ways to make their properties stand out from competing homes for sale. And one sure way to accomplish that goal is to offer better incentives to the real estate agents. (0 comments)
Show Off! - 12/05/06 08:29 PM
Have you noticed the way clothing stores are displaying their suits, dresses, and blouses these days? They're showing off their clothing in ways that result in faster sales at higher prices. Take blouses. Rather than just having rack after rack, the store displays a manikin wearing the blouse as part of a fashionable outfit. Over the shoulder, they drape a colorful silk scarf and add a gold scarf pin. They layer a camisole under the blouse, add a pair of designer-sytle slacks, and pull the look together with a fine leather belt. Get the picture? They're not just selling (0 comments)
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