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2013 

  South Carolina is choked full of history.  From General Thomas Sumter, to Francis Marion (remember Mel Gibson in The Patriot, totally reminded me of Francis Marion), there is history every where you turn in South Carolina.     I was raised with parents who would take off on a drive to see somet...
09/30/2013
  Wow I feel like I am sliding into home plate.  September 2013 is the first month I have completed a Cloudburst challenge and what a challenge it has been.  When I looked at the requirements, I figured I can do this.  I had started a few other Cloudbursts but never managed to complete them. I wa...
09/29/2013
I will admit, I love my clothes line!  There it is public knowledge now and I have no problems with it.  I have a clothes line in my back yard and have had one for about five years.  I am actually on my third umbrella type clothes line and finally invested in one that has been wonderful and stood...
09/28/2013
  Ode to My Clothes Line          You sit in my back yard, Taunting me to hang out clothes, Hanging them out is not so hard, The wind will dry them as it blows.   I love the fresh smell, I love the moments of silence, Then the voice rings like a bell, My 4 year old has broke the silence.   But I ...
09/28/2013
  I actually started out investigating how much energy can be saved by hanging out clothes on a clothes line.  And as I was digging, I wanted to look up the cost of a kWH of electricity from Black River Electric Cooperative.  The locally owned, power Cooperative that provide service to my Sumter...
09/28/2013
    The Sumter, SC market has seen 65 homes sold in September 2013 and 52 homes put under contract.  The solds are still outpacing the pendings (or under contract) homes so I expect to see fewer closing in October 2013.  This is normal for the Sumter SC real estate market cycle.  Numbers may be ...
09/28/2013
Dillon Park is located on the north side of 378 at 1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive.  This Sumter, SC County park is a recreational area that has six adult softball fields all equipped for night play with lights.  The park also has a walking trail that connects to the Palmetto Trail and Cypress P...
09/27/2013
Having worked so many years in manufacturing and other various jobs, I had heard many expressions like “balls out”.  I knew what the modern term was referring to.  Working hard and steady to get something accomplished.  Then one day I was watching “How Stuff Works” and there was a show about ste...
09/27/2013
Mill Creek Park is part of the Sumter County Park systems.  The park is on the SC Palmetto Trail and has access to the equestrian facilities and trails in Manchester State Park.    Mill Creek has facilities available for parties or family reunions, that includes a large kitchen and wonderful fire...
09/26/2013
Appraisals are required by almost every lender.  An appraisal is done by an independent third party individual who has no interest in the sale of a property.  Appraisals are to protect both the investment made by the mortgage company and the investment made by the purchaser.  The appraisal will v...
09/26/2013
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