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Do I remember when I first joned ActiveRain!  Sure I do.  I also remember taking a bit to get into this new blogging thing and my first post felt awkward.  With so many members today, I imagine it can still feel a bit awkward to be a new member.  So here is our chance to change that!  The Newbie ...
The One Thing I didn't Realize about Willpower   "Odysseus understood how weak willpower actually is...."  a quote that resonated with me right away as I started reading the chapter "Willpower is Always on Will-Call" of the book "The One Thing" by Gary Keller (with Jay Papasan) as part of the "On...
Sunday Reflections - Life is Just Peachy in Florida It's nice after a long week to just sit back and smell the roses or in this case enjoy the peaches.  Yes, it's true, at the end of April, the peaches in our neighbor's yard are getting ready to pick.  The nice thing with neighbors and fruit tree...
Sunset in Hernando Beach - As if the Sky is Playing Ball Friday evening we had dinner at the Hernando Beach Club that is located right on the Gulf of Mexico in Hernando Beach with fantastic views across the Gulf.    It was a nice evening out and after dinner, we went outside on the grounds to wat...
Should I get a Termite Inspection when Buying my Spring Hill home?   Many home buyers are asking whether they should be getting a termite inspection.  While it may not be mandatory to get one, my recommendation working with buyers is to get a termite inspection or WDO inspection as it also known....
Blooming Spring! English Dogwood Finally, Spring flowers are popping up everywhere around the country.  Here in Florida, our temperatures have reached the 80s already in the daytime for a few days and the weather is pleasantly warm with a nice breeze.  Because of our warmer weather, we don't typi...
Art Exhibit at City Hall Art Gallery, Brooksville Florida The City Hall Art Gallery in Brooksville, Florida is hosting an exhibit of the works of 19 artist members of the Spring Hill Art League. The exhibit runs through the Blueberry Festival the first weekend in May.  Works in this show will be ...
Can I Buy a Spring Hill Home with Pool with USDA Financing? The USDA loan program is a 100% single family housing loan program guaranteed by the US Department of Agriculture.  USDA loans are especially attractive to first-time home buyers because it does not require any money down.  Designed to a...
Friday Foto:  A Real Mouth Full   Yesterday was a good day for fishing here in Hernando Beach, Florida.  The water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting warmer and mullet, trout, and snapper are all coming back into the area.  This pelican took advantage of someone's fresh catch and ended up with the ...
Under Contract:  Two Bedroom  Home in Spring Hill Florida Listed by Spring Hill Realtor, Silvia Dukes of Tropic Shores Realty, this comfortable Spring Hill home is now under contract!   Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Spring Hill Property Details:    2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Car ...

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