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Today, August 28th, is my daughter Erin's birthday. She would be 22 today had the Lord not called on her to join him in Heaven. My husband and I were blessed to have the joy and love she brought to our lives for the 13 years she was here. Erin touched the lives of many in her short time here on earth, including a staff writer at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the city's largest newspaper. She decided Erin deserved a feature and on this special day, I would like to share it you, (my many new friends at Active Rain) (6 comments)
The Ravenwood Community is conveniently located off Woodruff Rd near Five Forks. Craftsman Style Ranch & Two-Story Homes 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Plans Swimming Pool with Cabana Convenient to Shopping & Dining Homes start in the $200's When complete there will be 124 homesites Located just minutes from I-85, I-385, And Greenville/Spartanburg Airport, Ravenwood is surrounded by Beautiful Simpsonville. Ravenwood is designed for families who want the most of everyday living. Romantic, craftsman style ranch and two story home plans with covered front porches line sunny streets. If you are interested in homes in this community, please call me (0 comments)
Turning the Corner - 08/21/08 07:24 AM
According to Realty Times, pending sales are way up! It seems we may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. These new numbers should only improve as first time buyers may start to take advantage of the $7500 tax credit. I have been sending this information to every renter I can find, as I am sure most are not aware this is available to them. From the Realty Times: On a national basis, the index jumped by 5.3 percent last month. But more importantly, it rose in every region of the country, suggesting that the turnaround underway is broad-based -- even if (10 comments)
Pistol Packin' 85 year old woman forces burglar to call 911! POINT MARION, Pa. - An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said. "I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun," Leda Smith said. Smith heard someone break into her home Monday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor's home was burglarized a few weeks ago. "I said 'What are you doing (14 comments)
What the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 Means to You - 08/19/08 07:14 PM
First time home buyers! Now is the time to buy! It means a lot if you are in the market to be a first time homebuyer -- up to a $7,500 tax credit if you purchase before July 1, 2009. And there's more good news. First time homebuyers is defined as, "a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase." In order to receive the tax credit you must have purchased your home -- single-family detached, townhouses and condominiums, manufactured homes, and houseboats -- between April 9, 2008 and July 1, 2009. Purchase (2 comments)
The first in a series of information on Simpsonville Communites - 08/18/08 06:26 PM
Bryson Crossing - a Meridian Homes Communtiy Conviently located off of Bryson Drive in Simpsonville, Bryson Crossing is just 2 short miles from I-385. Featuring single-family ranch and two-story homes with distinctive 3, 4, or 5 bedroom plans. Shopping, dining and family entertainment surround this cozy community. Heritage Park & Sports Complex are just minutes away offering 90 acres of fun for the whole family. This is the perfect place for your family to live and play. When completed, it will have 68 homesites. Homes starting in the 150's Public Schools Serving Bryson Crossing: Bryson Elementary Bryson Middle School Hillcrest High (0 comments)
Talk about alternative energy! This is pretty creative! The Solar Powered Necktie! Look Sharp and Geeky at the same time! Now a group of researchers at Iowa State University have created a necktie using newly developed solar fabrics. The neat thing, is that the tiny solar panels are arranged in a grid that looks kind of like what you might see on a tie anyway. There's even a pocket sewn into the back where you can stash the device you're charging. Wonder what would happen if I wrapped my car in that stuff....Imagine the possiblities...
Will I live to be 80? A little Friday humor - 08/15/08 07:33 PM
I recently turned 70 and had to choose a new primary care physician formy Medicare coverage.After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairlywell'for my age.A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Doyou think I will live to be 80?'He asked: Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?''Oh no,' I replied. 'I don't do drugs, either.''Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?''I said, 'No, I usually stay home and keep to myself'.'Do you eat Rump steaks and sausages?'I said, 'No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!''Do you (3 comments)
Simpsonville Stars win Little League World Series! - 08/14/08 07:46 PM
Congratulations to the Simpsonville Stars who just won the Little League World Series! Down to their last two outs, the Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth inning and defeated the East 9-5 to win the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. Simpsonville, representing the South, completed play in the World Series with a 6-0 record after handing the East -- from Robbinsville, N.J. -- its first loss. Way to go girls! (0 comments)
Fifty things made from oil - 08/14/08 11:32 AM
When you think of oil , the first thing you think of is gas for your car. Here is a quick search of things made from oil. I'm sure there are hundreds more, so feel free to add to the list.
I love the Olympics... These Olympics have been especially interesting because they are taking place in China, a communist country. First we find that some of the fireworks during the opening ceremonies, were computer generated. Then we find the cute little girl singing so beautifully was actually lip sinking - the real singer was seen as unfit because her teeth were not perfect...... Now there are major questions about the ages of the gold medal gymnast. Several sources are saying that their passports are fake and half of them are under 14 - the legal age to participate is 16. This (10 comments)
Two blind pilots were both wearing dark glasses. One is using a guide dog and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane. Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming. The plane moves faster and faster down the runway and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport. As (9 comments)
New Schools in Simpsonville! - 08/11/08 07:09 PM
Bright, airy hallways and gleaming floors will greet parents and students to Rudolph Gordon Elementary School on Scuffletown Road in Simpsonville. Further southwest, Ralph Chandler Middle School, 4231 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, is set to open a state-of-the-art building that will help ease overcrowded Woodmont, Bryson and Hillcrest middle schools. Rudolph Gordon will pull students from Bell's Crossing and Bryson elementary schools and though Principal Jackie Parker expected to operate at less than half the school's capacity this year, she said enrollment has already exceeded expectations. "The projections that came out in late-February and early March were for about 360 (students)," (1 comments)
Too great not to share - 08/10/08 07:27 PM
A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes." For those who didn't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 (5 comments)
DILLON, S.C. (AP) - A suspected thief trying to steal $10 worth of copper got himself into a stinky situation when he was trapped under a trash bin at a county landfill for 12 hours, sheriff's deputies said. Deputies said Gibson Cook, 56, broke into the landfill, then got stuck as he tried to crawl under the large container. Landfill workers found him about 12 hours later with his legs sticking out from under the bin. Emergency workers had to inflate air bags so they could lift the bin to free him. Cook was charged with trespassing and petty larceny, deputy (14 comments)
Building on Listings - 08/07/08 09:06 AM
I love listings! I landed 2 listings a few weeks ago and launched a pretty aggressive marketing plan for both. I truly enjoy the marketing side of Real Estate and I believe my clients can sense my enthusiasm and appreciate it, too. I make it a point to call them at least once a week and give them updates on everything I'm doing - I even tell them how many hits their property has gotten on Realtor.com. These two listings have also provided me with 2 very good prospects for new buyers. Both of these buyers found my listings on the (9 comments)
Barack Obama is by far one of the most liberal candidates to ever seek the Presidency. Every day he seems to "shift" (as the media calls it) on a position that he so proudly espoused during the primaries. In fact, he's shifted so far right and so fast, he could easily be McCain's running mate! He does this because he knows this country in general does not elect liberals, ie John Kerry, Mondale. Now you would think his core supporters would be a little ticked at him - but he will not lose one vote from them because they know (6 comments)
5 Things to do before you sell - 08/05/08 03:04 PM
Five Things To Do Before You Sell Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested. Get a pre-sale home inspection so you'll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract. Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnace, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house. Fill out (1 comments)
One of my favorite shows, 24, will be back on the air in January '09. That seems eons away, but there will be some relief on November 23rd when 24 - Exile, the 2 hour movie will premier. The movie will be the run up to the new season 7 and will fill us 24 fans on what Jack has been up to for the last year. The new season will take place in Washington, DC instead of LA and will usher in the first woman President. There will be some new faces including Jon Voight. See the trailer for (19 comments)
I love grits! Never really new what they were until now! What is Grits? Nobody knows. Many people feel that grits are made from ground up bits of white corn. This is obviously a lie. Nothing as good as a Grits can be made from corn. The most recent research suggests that the mysterious Manna that God rained down upon the Israelites during their time in the Sinai Desert was most likely Grits. Critics disagree, stating that there is no record of butter, salt, or cheese raining down from the sky, and that God would not punish his people by (17 comments)
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