bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Fuse Boxes - Are They Safe? - 08/20/15 06:34 AM
This is the first time I've ever re-blogged anything. You will see I just posted about a black out in downtown Minot ND and it got me thinking about the first time I experienced a black out in my own home. When I Googled "fuse box" Michael Thornton's post was right at the top and being a fellow Rainer I knew I had to share his excellent advice.
Fuse Boxes - Are They Safe?            
     Many older properties still have fuse boxes. While, these antiquated devices are okay, fuse panels, unless altered can be deemed safe. I consult my … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Hey! Do I Have Tomato On My Face? - 08/13/15 01:47 AM

Hey! Do I Have Tomato On My Face?
Last night was my favorite social event of the year,
The Great Tomato Festival
 
I know I should have blogged about this yesterday but it was a busy day and they sold out of tickets last week anyhow. As far as I'm concerned this is the BIGGEST snob social event of the year. Every year I volunteer to set tables and do what I can before all the people come. From time to time I donate items for the silent auction and I always do my part to bid up items on the auction (hoping I don't … (12 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: WATCH YOUR STEP! - 08/11/15 06:23 AM

WATCH YOUR STEP!
 
Those words, "Watch your step", could lead to all kinds of topics. They could be a friendly caution to a client when showing a messy home. They could be a stern warning to someone pushing your buttons when you feel close to a melt down. Or they could be words of wisdom when your office is getting a bit of an external remodel.
At least the jackhammering is over!
I had no prior warning that this was going to happen and it's going to be about a week before the project is finished so I'm hoping my office neighbor will be willing to … (16 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Come And Bring Your Appetite! - 08/08/15 09:28 AM

Come And Bring Your Appetite!
Timmothy (Red shirt) and I spent part of our morning this morning helping set up the big tent for New Member Sunday. Part of the celebration is the church picnic at 12:30. Everybody is welcome. Hey, notice the dunking booth in the background. I may even volunteer to sit in it if you come.
I see someone in there... did they get packed away with the tent last year?
That post on the right must be the one Bob Timm put up.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A Fun "Local Boy" Concert - 08/07/15 11:44 AM

A Fun "Local Boy" Concert
A young man who grew up in our church returns a couple of times a year (to see Mom and Dad) and always gives a free concert at our church each time.
NATHAN (NATE) HANCE
Is an accomplished pianist and song writer who now lives in the Denver area. While I know you would enjoy his work, he does everything from Beethoven to "Roll Over Beethoven", I thought you might enjoy this short little nonsense piece he calls piano trick shots.
 Nate has several pieces on Youtube and has CDs available.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: In The Blink Of An Eye! - 08/06/15 09:39 AM

In The Blink Of An Eye
It seems like I took this picture of Tina just yesterday. Tina in her electric Corvette. This picture was taken about 13 years ago. Today Tina got her real drivers permit. She has a real car (not a Corvette) that she inherited from her grandma and dad has a real fear of losing his daughter... and increased insurance payments.
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: 1915 North Broadway Minot ND FOR SALE! Commercial Property - 08/05/15 06:31 AM

GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION
1915 North Broadway Minot ND 58703
Liquor License NOT Included!
Will NOT Consider Contract for Deed
or Lease to Own. Straight out sale ONLY!

Great location on North Hill and on Minot's busiest Street. 80.5' by 342' lot with frontage road and alley access. 4,738 sq' building. Zoned C2/General Commercial. Very busy location across from the Minot Airport, next door to North Hill Bowl and the awesome office of National Marketing Realtors.

Liquor License NOT Included!
Will NOT Consider Contract for Deed
 
or Lease to Own. Straight out sale ONLY!
If you don't have the money don't call.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Minot Real Estate 101, Every Buyer Ought To Know - 08/04/15 12:29 AM

Minot Real Estate 101, Every Buyer Ought To Know
Fiduciary rhymes with judiciary but what does it mean?
A fiduciary duty is a legal duty to act solely in another party's interests.
 
SO WHAT!
As a Buyer of Real Estate what does this mean to you?
1) If you have not signed an "Agency" agreement with the Realtor you are talking to it means that they do not have a fiduciary responsibility to represent your best interests over the Seller whom they may or may not be representing. (Think about the implications here.)
2) If you ask a Realtor "What do you think they will take for this place" and you … (14 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: See Motorcycles... Because... - 07/31/15 06:12 AM

See Motorcycles... Because...
 
 
I have had some kind of motorized two wheeler between my legs for at least 50 years. I'm not a novice to motorcycling. I feel I'm well qualified to advise automobile drivers to See Motorcycles... Because they are STUPID drivers!
OK, I grant you that maybe 10% of the bikes out there don't drive stupid most of the time but that still leaves 90% out there that always drive stupid.
I know it's hard not to crack that throttle on occasion. I know it's hard not to cut in and out of traffic when you are in a hurry. Speaking from experience … (9 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Gimme Shelter - 07/29/15 05:37 AM

GIMME SHELTER
 
Yesterday was a very unusual day weather wise. Chicago has nothing on the ND plains as far as wind goes. On the Great Plains there is really nothing to stop the wind from blowing down from the North Pole in the winter or up from the equator in the summer. What was unusual was that the wind speed was about double the norm and it kept up for 24 hours. I beleive our average wind speed was close to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. That's unusual even here. Needless to say there were a lot of branches down, signs … (17 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: A TIME TO KILL - 07/27/15 11:43 PM

 A TIME TO KILL   Ecclesiastes 3:3
 
Last night I decided to tackle one of those chores that the Broker/Owner of a small Real Estate Firm often does, repair yard signs. First I repaired a plastic frame that failed to hold up against at 40 to 60 MPH wind. Then I broke out my little welder to repair an open house sign.
I set up my little welder out the overhead garage door that leads to the alley and everything went amazingly well... until clean up. I took a couple of tools into the garage and all of a sudden the little basterd … (15 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: North Dakotans LOVE Heavy Metal.... Sculptures - 07/22/15 10:14 AM
 North Dakotans LOVE Heavy Metal.... Sculptures
 
 
North Dakotans love their metal. In a State that Agriculture is such a big part of you have a lot of welders. You will see it's prevalence in the following pictures I took at the North Dakota State Fair. Many of the 4H projects at the fair were metal projects, emphasizing that many of these welding artists start at a very early age. The photo above is the WORLDS largest metal sculptor. It and many more can be seen on "The Enchanted Highway" in Western ND.
Geese In Flight (above) weighs over 78 tons, is 154' long and 110' tall. 



Yes I got SPECIAL … (12 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Maybe The BEST Obituary I've Read. - 07/22/15 01:42 AM

Maybe The BEST Obituary I've Read.
I just had to share this obit from today's paper. I think maybe I might have wanted to meet this character and for sure I think I'd like to meet the writer of the obit and have them start on mine for when the time comes.

 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Active Rain, The Parade! - 07/19/15 06:10 AM

Active Rain, The Parade!
Welcome to the Parade! If you have spent anytime in the Rain then you know what a fine parade it is. We have Princess's
We have hard working Eager Beavers
Doesn't that look like Alan May above on the grass?
We have the classics to learn from
We have things you don't want to see in the rear view mirror
We've got Wonder Woman
Fill in your favorite AR gal here... like maybe Nina
We've got those who plug along
There's the "Good Guys" in white hats
Like Alan May
We've got those who rev up their engines and make a lot of noise
and we have our bunnies who … (44 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Bloom Where You Are NOT Planted! - 07/19/15 03:32 AM

Bloom Where You Are NOT Planted!
While not nearly as miraculous as the plant I photographed a month ago I still found it amazing that this little Poppy grew in the hole where a railroad spike once was. It not only sprang up but it bloomed as well and in it's short little life it made me smile. This variety of Poppy usually only keeps it's petels for a day so I was very fortunate to get it's picture.
 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: The North Dakota State Fair Parade - 07/17/15 02:12 AM

This is advice, a warning, and a rant all in one.
The advice: Get to the spot you want to set up along the ND State Fair Parade route early... like 7AM early.
The warning: There is a Baseball tournament on at Corbett Field this weekend and the parking lot has been roped off for those participating in the baseball tournament. Vehicles parked in the Corbett Field parking lot will be towed if it is determined that you parked there for the parade. This affects the approximately 100 cars that normally use the lot for the ND State Fair Parade. Parking will be very tight in the Roosevelt … (2 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Cabin For Sale On Lake Sakakawea SOLD! - 07/16/15 11:06 AM

SOLD!!!
 
1969 Buddy 14x64 Mobile Home. New laminate tile in kitchen and bathroom, a new deck, new skirting and siding as well as a new tin roof. The AC and furnace work great as does the hot water heater which is about 4 years old. The price includes the carport, the lawnmower, dishes, and everything you need to move right in except bedding. Water is included in the $1,200 yearly fee but electric is not. It has a propane stove, hot water heater, furnace, and an older steel yard shed as well.  Located just ¼ mile from the water on Brendles Bay. … (11 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: Can You Guess? - 07/15/15 06:25 AM

Can You Guess?
I'm willing to bet that you can not guess where the following dress code is being enforced today:
MODESTY is the key word. Bathing suits are NOT permitted, except in the showers and pool area. Clothes must be put on over your bathing suit for the walk back to your campsite from the showers and pool. Tank tops are fine but bellies must be covered. Shorts and/or skirts need to be long enough and shirts big enough. Guys are not exempt from the dress code: SHIRTS (and shoes) MUST be worn at all times.
What if I told you it's at a 3 … (16 comments)

bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: What a Beautiful Flower... err Onion. - 07/15/15 12:04 AM

We had some "volunteer" onions this year from a set we planted last year which did not come up. They came up BIG time this year but the actuall onions were hardly any larger than the seeds/sets we planted.
However the tops were huge! The globes below are about 5" across.

 
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bob timm national marketing realtors minot nd: 1-2-3 Days To Go Til The ND State Fair - 07/13/15 11:32 PM

1-2-3 Days To Go Til The ND State Fair
Even at the "mature" age of 61 I love the ND State Fair and can't wait to spend an entire day there. Friday is the 1st day (of 8 days) and Saturday is kind of the big kick-off starting with a 4 hour parade leading from Downtown Minot out to the Fair Grounds.
For 1st time parade goers I'd suggest you find your place on the parade route prior to 8AM as there are crazies, like myself, who set up the night before or by 6AM.
For this years entertainment line-up check out the ND State … (4 comments)

 
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