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There Is No Logical Explanation for It. - 02/29/12 03:18 PM
There is no logical explanation for it. But, I am sad at the passing of Davy Jones. There I admitted it. And, I don't feel bad about telling you that I once was fascinated by the Monkees. I thought Davy was cute, of course, who wouldn't? I really admired Michael Nesmith and had as big a crush on him as I had on John Lennon. Peter was George...overlooked and underappreciated. And, of course, Mickey was Ringo with a better voice.
Oh, hearkening back to my teeny-bopper years. No, I had no posters of the Monkees on my wall. I was (14 comments)
Operation Homefront - Courtesy of Ron Marshall - 02/26/12 08:24 AM
First Endre Barath wrote a post about Chase assisting Operation Homefront to be able to connect our military families with homes, and Ron Marshall reblogged it. Then Ron investigated further and found many more ways this organization can help military and their families. See below:
Here is a list of their Programs and Services: Food Assistance Auto Repair Moving Assistance Vision Care Homefront Celebrations Operation Homefront Villages Financial Assistance Travel and Transportation Home Repair Essential Home Items Morale Donated Items Morale Holiday Programs Community Events Wounded Warrior Wives Military Child of the Year® Army Homefront Fund This could be (5 comments)
Our kitty who looks remarkably like this cat also chased a German shepherd off our property once, too.
I hope you enjoy this and the quick commercial at the beginning for adopting pets.
Spay or neuter your animals, please…..
I am ALL about Saving Money! - Stop Wasting Yours.... - 02/23/12 01:18 PM
Tammy Emineth writes great posts. And, this one was especially compelling. You should read this and all the comments. It makes sense. And, so does Tammy. I suggest you subscribe to her blog. Via Tammy Emineth (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing): Stop spending money you don't use! I got into this business not to take people's money but to tell them how to spend it wisely. I see too many people that randomly spend money (they probably don't have) on crap they don't need. I'm not just talking about material things, although that's probably true for all of (1 comments)
St. Michael, Albertville, Elk River Will Be a New District 30A in the Legislature. The court panel put in charge of Minnesota State Legislative redistricting has made a decision regarding our area. The.panel's decision on Minnesota State Legislative redistricting puts St. Michael at the heart of a new District 30A, which will team with Elk River for its new Senate District. 82341029key-vm6k1u4pc0kmnos69ksHanover, St. Michael, Albertville and Otsego will create a new Minnesota House District race this fall, thanks to a decision handed down by the court panel put in charge of Minnesota State Legislative redistricting. The new district, House District 30A, (5 comments)
Orphaned Groups - 02/22/12 12:30 PM
This, along with the fact that people post any old blogs in the Active Rain Contests Group, is one of my biggest pet peeves. Let's clean up our own act before someone comes along and does it for us. Comments...direct to Connie, she deserves your input! Via Connie Harvey Realtor Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors): Orphaned Groups It's Your Group do whatever you want, but why are 2 and 3 year old posts still Featured? I don't know about you, but I belong to a lot of groups. I post in some groups often and others I visit occasionally. When (0 comments)
This beautiful home has a beautiful location on the Mississippi River with over 150 feet of shoreline. There is a screened “cabin” near the shore to enjoy sunrises or sunsets. The home has a brand-new furnace, washer and dryer, nearly new refrigerator, range and dishwasher. The kitchen boasts a beautiful bumpout window with crankouts at the top for ventilation. It also has a great island, appliance “garage” and a corner phone cubby with blackboard. New lighting gives the kitchen the attention it deserves. There is a separate formal dining (11 comments)
Surviving Your Serengeti: What Happened Next? - 02/18/12 06:49 PM
Emily Medvec gives us some wisdom from the plains of the Serengeti. She has made some adjustments, come to some conclusions and is acting on her plans. This is a great February post as a follow-up to our New Year's resolutions. Read her post and check the comments. This could be just what you need to get your act together again. Via Emily Medvec ~ Santa Fe NM | CRS SRES | 505-660-4541 (Santa Fe Properties | Luxury Portfolio Affiliate): Surviving Your Serengeti: What Happened Next?
About the only thing Santa Fe and the Serengeti and Social Media have in (0 comments)
Why isn't this bigger news that Obama proposed to Extend Tax Waiver on Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act - 02/18/12 06:16 PM
Pacita and the commenters she has gotten are wondering.....why does the NAR not make a bigger news splash with this? Are they afraid to offend the big cats? What do you think? I already made up my mind. Send your comments over to Pacita so we can continue the conversation.. Via Pacita Dimacali - ePRO, SRES, CDPE, MBA Alain Pinel in Alameda County CA (Alain Pinel): Obama Proposed: Extend Tax Waiver on Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Why isn’t this bigger news that Obama proposed the extension? I searched where more info can be found about the proposal to extend the Mortgage Debt (4 comments)
13278 Riverview Drive NW, Elk River Minnesota - $229,900. This home features over 150 feet of Mississippi River frontage with an island view. Kitchen, formal dining room, living room, family room with wood-burning fireplace, 18x18 sunporch with floor to ceiling windows facing the river on three sides with a gas-burning fireplace and a half bath with a main floor bedroom with inside ¾ bath and a walk-out to the back yard. The second floor has four good-sized bedrooms and full bath and a (11 comments)
Why Rick Santorum Would Be a Realtor's Nightmare - 02/16/12 09:23 PM
Rick Santorum has been preaching that the Federal Government needs to get out of primary and secondary education. Q: What as president would you seriously do about a massive overreach of big government into the classroom?
SANTORUM: 20 years ago, the federal contribution to education was 3%. It's now at 11%, and our schools are doing worse. It's because the federal government's meddling. The bottom-line problem is that the education system doesn't serve the customer of the education system. And who's the customer? The parents, because it's the parents' responsibility to educate their children--from the moment they were (9 comments)
Holy Mackerel! Actually, Salmon...... - 02/15/12 04:01 PM
I just received and email regarding the FDA's plan to approve salmon that has been genetically engineered for human consumption without proper labeling.
Polls show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States.
The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if (14 comments)
The Story of St. Valentine - Janice Roosevelt, Licensed in PA & DE, ABR, ePro, Ecobroker - 02/14/12 01:37 PM
Janice Roosevelt gives the history of St. Valentinus, the patron saint of Valentine's Day. What a fascinating story. Be sure to thank Janice for the work she put into this post. I now have some dinner conversation, for sure. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you all! Via Janice Roosevelt,Ecobroker, ABR, e-PRO (Susan Manners Team, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors): The beautiful holiday that celebrates the gift of love on February 14, originated in 270 A.D with an amazing man named Valentine. The humble Christian Valentinus lived under the oppressive rule of Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudis had ordered all Romans to worship state (1 comments)
Checking Up on the Neighbors in Milton, Wisconsin via YouTube! - 02/13/12 05:32 PM
I would never have thought about showing someone from out of town what the whole neighborhood looks like. But, Fred did. You should let him know that even without a tripod he did a pretty good job. Fred is getting pretty good at this blogging thing. And, you might want to check out his other posts, too. Via Fred Hookham (Keller Williams): Checking Up on the Neighbors in Milton, Wisconsin Got a call from someone interested in a property in Milton, Wisconsin, today. After answering all the usual questions about the listing, he wanted to know "How is the neighborhood?". I asked (0 comments)
Facing Foreclosure in St. Michael Albertville Minnesota? Be Wise! - 02/11/12 09:38 PM
Several years ago, someone from the Albertville, Minnesota area called and told me that they had enlisted the assistance of one of the advertisers on television to get foreclosure assistance. (I cringed, sorry.) Well, $4,000 later, money they could not afford to spend or they would have made the payments on their home, they were facing a sheriff's sale. We might have been able to save the home from foreclosure with a short sale. But, that money was long gone. I cannot say that the people advertising on television that they could assist homeowners were con artists. But, I (16 comments)
St. Michael - Albertville Rotary Club Hosts Art Auction and Wine Tasting Feb. 16 2012 - 02/11/12 06:37 PM
The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club is hosting its second annual art auction and wine tasting at the new St. Michael City Hall on February 16, 2012. The auction preview wine tasting and an hors d'oeurves service will begin at 5:30 pm, and the auction begins at 7. The event is billed as Appreciate Art, Appreciate Rotary, and the admission is $10. Net proceeds willsupport the Building It Together Campaign, on ongoing fundraising benefit for our local civic center, library and senior center. For more information, contact Sandy Greninger at 763-416-7912 or email email@example.com. This is a great event, and, if you (6 comments)
"State and federal officials on Thursday announced a settlement of $26 billion with five of the nation’s banks over flawed and fraudulent foreclosure practices that affected several million homeowners and became commonplace after the housing boom turned to bust in recent years. It is the largest government-industry settlement in more than a decade." What does this mean for Minnesotans? You can go to the Attorney General's website and get all the information you need. There will be up to $77 million in direct payments (8 comments)
Short Sale Sellers in St. Michael Minnesota, Be Wise! - 02/08/12 03:04 PM
For sellers doing short sales in St. Michael, Minnesota and elsewhere, one of the first things we discuss in a listing presentation is what have they done so far. Meaning, have they contacted the lender(s), have they met with an accountant and/or attorney for advice? Our focus is to assist with the listing and sale of a property. We cannot and do not answer questions about payments, tax implications or credit issues. We understand what we can do, and that is what we do. We are not licensed or educated to provide advice about anything but real estate and we are (8 comments)
How Long Would You Blog? - 02/07/12 07:28 PM
How long would you blog if you got no response or comments on Active Rain? A month, two months, three months? Would you then give up? I have a new hero here. Al Raymondi.
Al went months and months and months with maybe three or four comments. Al started posting in June of 2008 and started getting consistent comments (more than 1 or 2 per blog) in February 2011. Now that is determination, my friends. Real solid determination. He would post regularly with little to no response. But, he shouldered on. And, he is now ranked pretty (14 comments)
What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Mine was the Chrysler Half-Time Commercial with Clint Eastwood.
My reasons are simple. It was well done. It provided a commentary on America keeping jobs here at home. And, it told a success story that most Americans are proud of.
Back when the auto manufacturers were up against the wall, 75 % of Americans were against the “bailout”.
That’s a pretty big number. But, this program saved around 1 million jobs. Households that were able to stay in their homes and put food on the table.
I Broke My Chrome! - 02/06/12 06:58 PM
I have been using Chrome since last fall. Now, I can't log into ActiveRain with it. I uninstalled and reinstalled it three times today....zip, zilch, nada. Then I installed Safari. Nope. The only only I can get on the Rain with is IE. Oh, I have a headache from bouncing my head against my desk. I am about to throw something at my computer. I WANT MY CHROME back. You can't talk to Google. So, I am at my wits' end. No wise-cracking, Dick. Does anyone have a solution for me. I really want it back. It ran so smoothly and (14 comments)
I'm Pinterested! Are you? - 02/05/12 01:48 PM
Well, I finally broke down. There is the SuperBowl today, and I will not be subjected to any of it. So, I baked and organized recipes for a while. Then, I remembered I hadn't commented yet. And, there was the invitation...from Pinterest. This is not good. I am already following sixty people for some reason, and in the hour I have been on, someone started following me. Scary. It is fascinating, and I can see how one could become addicted. Oh, please. Among ActiveRain, Twitter, FB and Pinterest, how will I ever get any WORK done. Oh, and I forgot (17 comments)
Day 16 in ASUS Warranty Hell - 02/04/12 06:41 PM
Please help Gail get her computer back, or at least get some satisfaction. Companies who ignore their consumers should be blacklisted. And, we can certainly do something about that here on the Rain. Reblog this, Tweet it, FB it. Just get the word out! Bless you, Gail. You certainly didn't need this in your life. Via Gail Robinson, Black Rock CT Real Estate blackrockhomesforsale.com (William Raveis Real Estate, Southport, CT): A brief recap for those of you who haven't been following my saga with my brand new ASUS computer. Here is a brief timeline: 11/21/11 I paid $1,550 for (0 comments)
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