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2011 

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Drive by shooting….got your attention, didn’t I?  Well, this one didn’t hurt anybody, but it sure made MY day!   This is a small collection of what I get to see on my drive from Fishhawk Lake in the big city of Birkenfeld Oregon (ha!) to the bigger city of Vernonia Oregon where my real estate off...
09/30/2011
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-I Calls 'Em Likes I Sees 'Em!   That might be a down-home, "Ah Shucks" way to say it, but it's the truth! When my neighbors give me the ultimate compliment of asking me to represent them as their listing agent for properties at Fishhawk Lake or Vernonia, I wanna do right...
09/29/2011
Girlfriends at Fishhawk There is something pretty special about girlfriends. And after living here at Fishhawk Lake for the last 6+ years fulltime, I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life and part of that is because of girlfriends.   We girlfriends check in on eac...
09/28/2011
Vernonia Pioneer Museum-A New Addition to an Old Heritage This Vernonia Oregon historical building  is recognized nationally,  and is registered as an Historic Place being described as the Oregon American Lumber Company Mill Office. Built in 1924, it is #52 on the Walking Tour.       The Vernonia...
09/27/2011
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Monday Morning Success Story You get an e-mail from someone interested in your niche and you think, oh a new client--terrific! But, this one in particular had all the earmarks of the layers of success from building up my niche at Fishhawk Lake. This was the actual e-mail...
09/26/2011
Weather or not...is Fishhawk Lake the Right Place for You? On one of my localism posts lately, Deb Brooks commented: Gayle...don't laugh. I made my husband read about Fishhawk Lake and look at your photos the other day. I told him, "this is where I want to retire".  He doesn't like the cold winte...
09/25/2011
Fishhawk Lake-Managing Forest Fires in Our Community-Volunteer Efforts   I was listening to Science Friday, NPR’s radio program hosted by Ira Flatow, on my way into work today. They were doing a live panel discussion in Flagstaff, AZ about wildfire management. I feel that it is paramount to be aw...
09/23/2011
A Poem That Spoke to Me On a mid August evening, Jeanean snuck this beauty in...and it was one of those gentle pieces that I immediately fell in love with. It captures the essence of why I love where I live and I wanted to honor that by sharing it with my friends who may not have been graced by i...
09/21/2011
Fishhawk Lake     Location! Location! Location!   In real estate this is a perfect phrase. But, this phone call put a whole new spin on that phrase today. This man is a photo shoot location scout and producer and he found out that I was the “expert at Fishhawk Lake” (his words) and wants to see a...
09/20/2011
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Locals-Hobbits and Mushrooms Gary Woltal (in my post yesterday) suggested I go back and find hobbits. Well, I went around my local area at Fishhawk Lake and just happened to find those as well as mushrooms.   You have to be quiet and sneak up on them, 'cause they both ca...
09/19/2011
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