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As we work to purge our home of all the accumulations of the past twenty years, I continue to be surprised with some of what I have kept.Having worked for Apple for twenty years, I was the recipient of hundreds of tee-shirts which were handed out like bottled water. You would also be surprised at...
10/07/2007
We are working to get our home ready for sale.As a Realtor®, I know what needs to be done.The challenge is that doing that requires a lot of hard decisions on items that have been part of our lives for many years.Today I went through dozens of tee-shirts which I had collected over the years.   Be...
10/06/2007
We're fortunate down on the Southern Outer Banks because we often have blue skies and sunny days.It makes a huge difference in my attitude.  I can take a lot more grief on a nice day than I can on a cloudy one.The picture to the left is just the way I like to see a neighborhood, blue skies and fl...
10/04/2007
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It is not unusal to see some our beach bird friends looking for a free lunch on the shores.Today I had duty at our sales desk in the afternoon.it was a pretty good day.  I got an offer that was accepted on one of my listings.  It was for lots more than the owner expected so he was overwhelmed.  H...
09/29/2007
Tuesday we had our regular bi-weekly caravan.  We saw a lot of homes.  There were homes of all sizes and shapes.We even saw a home which had the bed frames made out of brick.  When you are touring fourteen or fifteen homes in just a few hours, lots of the features run together.Some things like br...
09/27/2007
The beach season is winding down.  We have another month or so of casual visitors.  Then we will only see the serious beach lovers for a while.Right now the waters are still warm with just a hint of chill when they first hit your feet.As you can see there are no crowds.The summer heat and humidit...
09/24/2007
Many folks want ocean front.  It is often a surprise at how close that ocean can be when currents change.Last winter when I visited the Point at Emerald Isle, where this picture was taken you could easily drive a four wheel drive east down the beach.This year 800 ft of that beach is closed and lo...
09/21/2007
This weekend we were in the mega-growth area of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Mooresville which is just north of Charlotte, NC.We were visiting our youngest daughter who is graduating from UNC-Charlotte this winter.The Lake Norman area was the one of the places that got us to thinking about moving...
09/19/2007
Our Saturday a long time friend told me that he was closing his hardware store in Roanoke, Virginia after twenty-seven years of operation.I actually felt a profound sense of loss for myself and for the neighborhood.  It will take another ten to fifteen minutes to get to another hardware store. Wh...
09/17/2007
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a couple that had found one of my websites not long ago.They had decided to visit our area, the Southern Outer Banks, and compare it to some other places before they picked a spot to retire close to their two kids, one of whom lives in Alexandria, VA an...
09/12/2007
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