bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: 31 Days Of Positivity! Fly Into The Past - 10/10/11 01:59 AM
31 Days Of Positivity! Fly Into The Past

31 Days Of Positivity! Fly Into The Past
I've noticed in my series of 31 days of Positivity that many of the things that I've written about are also things that are romantic to me. This post is also about something I, and many others find romantic, flight.
I remember when even flying on a commercial airline was romantic.
I remember my first ride in a small plane. I was in High School and a girl I had a crush on asked if I wanted to take a ride in her daddy's … (8 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: 31 Days Of Positivity! Celebrate Your Heritage! - 10/01/11 01:59 AM
31 Days Of Positivity! Celebrate Your Heritage!

31 Days Of Positivity! Celebrate Your Heritage (or somebody elses)
Let's start October out with a MASSIVE dose of positivity!
#1) VOLUNTEER! I love going to the Norsk Hostfest every year. Admittance is a bit spendy but it's free for volunteers. Volunteer shifts are only 4 hours and you can stay all day. It's a week long party celebration and many people volunteer every day. Volunteering to do something good helps make me feel more positive.
#2) GET OUT AND MINGLE! I don't remember the numbers but I believe this event brings in … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Our Uninvited Guest. - 09/20/11 03:06 AM

Our Uninvited Guest

Pink, our uninvited guest. Yesterday my daughter Tina discovered this little girl hiding in our lilac bushes. We went door to door around our block and also asked the mail carrier if they could identify her and lead us to her owner. I also called the Police Department and the Newspaper but again no luck.
She is a great puppy, a little shy of men as if she has had a bad encounter, but she is as sweet as can be. We would love to keep her but we already have a dog and we are … (19 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: I've Got Windows.... and Walls Too!!! - 09/14/11 03:40 AM

I've Got Windows.... and Walls Too!!!
Most people don't go around bragging that their house has walls and windows but I'm going to. Every step of rebuilding after a disaster seems so painfully slow. Even the smallest step forward seems like a huge victory. The replacing of damaged wall boards, the starting of the wrap around the house, and most of all the addition of windows (all happened yesterday) feels like the first victory in conquering the monster that destroyed our home last June.
There have been many steps in getting to this point. Watching the flood waters recede, removing … (13 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: The Little Things That Make A House A Home. - 09/09/11 01:02 AM

The Little Things That Make A House A Home.
When a person or a family move into a new house it immediately becomes their home. From your first piece of furniture or a picture on the wall this house takes on a character that makes it your home.
It doesn't matter if that dwelling is a mansion, a studio apartment. I've even noticed that when news stories showing the plight of the "homeless" that makeshift tents and cardboard boxes are decorated in a way to make the occupant feel "at home".
Some people decorate in an effort to show how successful … (9 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Not All Celebs Are "All Talk & No Action" - 09/07/11 02:53 AM

Not All Celebs Are "All Talk & No Action"
Often when celebrities open their mouths off stage they prove "even a monkey could do this job". This often holds true when they campaign their "special cause" like saving the planet earth by purchasing a CFL bulb for their 4 million dollar tour bus.
I'm proud to report that Minot native Josh Duhamel has proven that he is a man of action not only in The Transformers but in real life as well. Mr Duhamel has always remained active in the Minot community and is an active entrepreneur owning the finest … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Get To Know Your Minot Public School Board Members - 09/03/11 10:12 AM

Get To Know Your Minot Public School Board Members
I think it's wise to know who your local School Board Members are, after all, they have a lot of say in YOU child's education. When I read the paper I am often surprised at what some school boards around the nation feel is "right" for a child's education.
I am thankful that The Minot School Board for the most part has not embraced some of the crack pot things I read about in the paper. I am glad that the only things that upset me with The Minot School Board is … (5 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: School Supply List for Sunnyside Elementry in Minot ND - 09/02/11 02:59 AM
School Supply List for Sunnyside Elementry in Minot ND


Hopefully you did NOT miss orientation day yesterday at Sunnyside School but if you did and if you missed the supply lists posted at Kmart and Walmart here it is. Please pardon the highlighted items as those were what we needed personally for our own Sunnyside student, Timmothy.
The flood that destroyed the river vally of Minot was particularly hard on several elementary schools. School has been post-poned a week and is scheduled to start on Tuesday September 6th. Many think that another postponement is inevitable. Some schools were totally … (4 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: FEMA, Just Hang Up and Dial Again! - 09/02/11 01:34 AM

FEMA, Just Hang Up and Dial Again!

Having been, and currently am, a flood victim one piece of advice I'd like to pass on to help others keep their sanity is that when you are visiting with FEMA via the telephone it is OK to hang up and dial again. If at all possible I encourage you to go to a FEMA center in person and visit with a FEMA representative there.
A FEMA "Headquarters" was set up here within days of the disaster that destroyed 1/4 of the City of Minot ND. The people that come to these … (4 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: What I learned In School Today by Bobby T - 09/01/11 02:55 PM

What I learned In School Today by Bobby T
This post was inspired by Myrl Jeffcoat who commented on my last post, asking how Broker School is going.
Today was a definite school day for me. While I only spent 2 hours in the classroom today (virtual classroom) I also spent an hour with my representative from Home Warranty, whom I strongly recommend, and I spent some time at my 9 year old sons school for his orientation and then at my 11 year old daughters school for her orientation.
ND requires 60 hours of class prior to being able … (4 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Free Music, A Nice Little Bonus! - 08/25/11 01:50 AM
Free Music, A Nice Little Bonus!

I love those little individual serving pecan pies. I picked up a four pack the other day at a bread thrift store. This was on the box. I liked the music well enough that I want to share it with you. The pies were pretty good to but they are gone now so sorry I can't share those with you. I'm not sure what the association is between pecan pies and CW truck driven music is but it works for me.
We have two excellent bakery thrift stores in Minot ND. If you live … (10 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: My Naked House - 08/24/11 02:14 PM
My Naked House
Here are some pictures I just snapped in the last hour of my naked house.



OK, so it's not totally naked. The rest of the stucco should be gone by the end of the week.
Here are some shots of the inside now that it's "cleaned up".


The guys (my contractor and his men) hope to have it clean to the point tomorrow that the electrician can come in and wire and that the plumber can come in and get things ready so they can do some framing next week.
If I had … (18 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Pack Ratism Can Be Cured! - 08/15/11 02:42 PM
Pack Ratism Can Be Cured!

Wikipedia Pack Rat (click on pic to link)
My name is Bob and I am a pack rat. I hoard tools, vintage electronics, and things that I will sell on eBay someday.
I owned, no less then, 12 tool boxes. I had to have a fully loaded tool box in every car, in my house, in my office, in each storage building, and of course at least six fully loaded tool boxes in the garage. The tool box in the house was one of the big $1500.00 chests that stands about 5' tall and is … (10 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: My Mini-Vacation - 08/08/11 02:25 AM
My Mini-Vacation
Last week I decided to just get away from it all. Living in the middle of a disaster area, having lost my home, my office, my investment property, and much of our personal belongings, it's been hard to concentrate on much of anything other then the flood that took all of it away.
We choose to drive the 2002 Taurus (our newest vehicle) because of the three vehicles it is in the most reliable condition. The AC is out in the RealMan Grand Caravan plus the driver side window no longer works and we were in the midst of … (17 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Post Flood Photos, Pre Re-Construction. - 07/31/11 05:37 AM
Post Flood Photos, Pre Re-Construction.
5 weeks after the start of the flood. Remember that they (The Corp of Engineers) deliberately held the water to the peak height of the flood for over two weeks, thus we could only get to our homes for the 1st time just a little over a week ago. This is what most of 10,000 of us came home to.




Here is what we accomplised yesterday with the help of 10 volunteers from The Lutheren Disaster Relief Group


And these fellows came by twice as we had this piled this … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Another Open Letter about the Minot Flooding. - 07/30/11 02:21 AM
Another Open Letter about the Minot Flooding.
Hi Barbara,This whole ordeal has been much tougher then any of us affected could ever imagine. There is still no information on the tough questions we all have to deal with and in fact more and more tough questions keep coming up. Some examples of what we do not know are: Which houses will the government (City County, State, or Federal) buy out? Not one single buy out has been mentioned. There has been absolutely NO plan mentioned as to what steps the government may take to keep this from happening again? Will the Corp … (7 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: Oh Man! Where Is That Package??? - 07/22/11 12:28 PM
Oh Man! Where Is That Package???
Hi everybody! First my apology for being so absent. Losing your home, your business, and your rental property has a tendency to keep you very busy. Big things like not being homeless and living on the street. Making plans on how/where to build or re-build. Trying to get answers from about 6 government entities as to what the heck they are doing and how is it going to affect you. While everyone we have worked with has been very kind and understanding but none of them have a clue as to what the other is … (8 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: I Saw My House Yesterday! Now What? - 07/17/11 02:04 AM
I Saw My House Yesterday! Now What?
 Yesterday was the 1st day I was actually able to get to my house in over three weeks. It took a lot of round-about driving to get there but I actually got to. Today, after worship, I will be heading over to stick a pump in the basement window and start to drain the muck out.
I'm very excited that it's finally MY turn to start the repair or reclamation process. I know it's going to be scary to open that door for the first time and see all the devastation. I expect all … (10 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: I've Been Keeping A Messy Office Lately - 07/15/11 03:31 PM
I've Been Keeping A Messy Office Lately
You know I haven't been in the office for over three weeks now, so I'm cleaning it out!


Here is my current filing system.

Isn't it nice the way the cleaning crew took such care to place things in a fashion that I could inspect my belongings? When I finally did get to return to my office I had a Police escort to get there. To make a long very angry story short my Broker told me if I wanted anything from my office I had better get over there as … (10 comments)

bob timm realtor oak park realty minot nd real estate agent: What Does A Flooded Home Look Like? - 07/14/11 03:12 AM
What Does A Flooded Home Look Like?
I have been eagerly awaiting to get my first look at one of my three flooded properties. The water was up to the ceiling in my home and we still can not get any closer then two blocks away to look at it. It has now been three weeks. The water is now down to about the main floor level. It stayed at ceiling level for two full weeks.
My office had about 4 feet of water for two weeks and I have yet been able to get to it. Yesterday was disapointing as … (11 comments)

 
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