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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Good thing there was a light in the attic to show the lack of insulation.Gee, how else would we have known?There was no mistaking the fact that there was a light there.The fixture was excellently installed.  Not!Okay, the switch didn't work, and the bulb didn't light up, but I'm sure it will one ...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
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We have a winner… cue the trumpets!Before we get to the lucky winner (and his charity!), we’d like to take the time to thank all of the ActiveRain participants for their super amazing submissions. While the winner was drawn at random, we read each and every entry. Contests such as this aren’t sim...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday, no press, just joy, good food and company. Things changed in 1991 when I lost my Mom on Thanksgiving. For years I just avoided the day, traveled anywhere to be away. It isn't possible to forget but I avoided.Today I am home and choosing to remember a d...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain FriendsAs you all celebrate feasting with family and friends I wanted to take time to wish everyone a very special Thanksgiving Day. The Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims of Plymouth Colonies shared an Autumn harvest feast that we know today as the first Thanksgiving.Ha...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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Thanksgiving Dinner At The Souto Household 2015.  Thanksgiving at the Souto house is a day of family and sharing with others, and today we we were blessed with both.At Thanksgiving we open up our home to others who do not have family close by, and welcome them as one of our family.  That usually ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.-Lewis B. Smedes
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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 I thought I would get a jump on everyone here at ActiveRain and the retailers with their Black Friday ‘Salebrations’ by wishing everyone here Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheerful Kwanzaa and so on.Now that that is over with; here is my wish list for this upcoming Holiday Season…Get back to ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I know in our solemn and somber times we have days when we feel we just want to turn off the TV news or not check into the Internet AT ALL. I have an observation, that truly at least 90% of the people all around the world are decent and actually very good people. And we share our tears, our heart...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Part of the reason many people leave their home states and move to California is so they will have somewhere else to go on Thanksgiving. Then there are people who just want to get away from family and not deal with family gatherings, or perhaps their parents have died and the other siblings go el...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!We just returned home from our Thanksgiving Dinner, at my daughters Family home.  Cindy, Richie and their son, Devon.  We were joined by my son Scott and his wife Kelly and 2 daughters, Danielle and Haley.  Kelly's mother and father were also there, as well as the moth...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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The Blessing is Getting to Do It Not Having to Do It I subscribe to newletters and find them very uplifting and beneficial to my business. Today's was about Thanksgiving of course and how our thinking needs to be modified. James said that we talk about all the things we have to do ...
By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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 Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For me it is about family, love, gratitude, and sharing. Wishing you all an abundant harvest of PEACE, LOVE, and PROSPERITY! I'm grateful for you, and not just today, but EVERY day! Love,Inna   "A modern Thanksgiving would celebrate two things:The people in o...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
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This post is my entry into the ActiveRain "Show us your wallpaper" contest which asks us to share our device wallpaper and meaning. I spend a lot of time working in front of my laptop screen, and have always selected a personally taken photo that can transport me briefly to another place and time...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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My sweet Donald has spent every single Thanksgiving with my family and never ever complained or asked to do anything differently.  This year we decided to head out west to his mom's house for Thanksgiving.  We made the drive out an adventure.  We stopped to see our boys, we went to the Rocky Moun...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Thankfulness , like people, comes in many shapes and sizes. Thank yous' are as individual as the individual. Some people have a tough time accepting something from someone else. They might grunt in acknowledgment, or seem oblivious as to what just happened. They may brush off a compliment with a...
By Deanna Early, Mortgage Loan Originator
(American National Bank and Trust)
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Yes, it's Thanksgiving Day and the whole family, In-Laws and Out-Laws alike, are here at the house to celebrate.   Of course, being the cook I am, I started days ago with preparations and got up in the wee hours of this morning to finish the process.   My husband and I host the annual gathering a...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! -Joseph B. Wirthlin 
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Pacific Realty)
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Every year on the 4th Thursday in November we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. We prepare turkey, baked potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, and other delicious foods.I want to share some Thanksgiving quotes: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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*Someone else's success should be nothing but your motivation... UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reade...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...