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2012 

On our way back from stay at Depoe Bay, OR, my wife and I stopped at the McMinnville Air Museum. Their primary building is basically built to house a one of a kind aircraft - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose".  From the picture you can get a bit an idea about its size, but to know that even today no ...
11/30/2012
Mark Taylor from Arizona makes some excellent points about the FHA program, which are also applicable to those looking at using it in Washington State.  In this case, sooner is definitely better than later. If you have any questions regarding loans in WA, please contact me.FHA New Rules for 2013 ...
11/30/2012
My wife and I are Thankful for 41 Years together.  We had the opportunity to take last week off, and enjoy our anniversary while watching the waves on the Oregon coast.  Due to the storm that moved through the first couple days we were there, we got to see some really great crashing waves.  The w...
11/28/2012
Auburn Washington Veterans' Day Parade    The 47th Auburn Washington Veterans' Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 10th at 11 am. The parade boasts almost 200 units and over 5,500 parade participants, travelling over a one mile route.  This year there were so many groups seeking to partici...
11/09/2012
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Be Thankful #7 -- looks like I lost another day somehow. Oh well, today I am thankful for good automotive mechanics (at Halladay's Automotive) who will take care of getting my oil changed in timely manner, even when I just drop in, without an appointment.
11/09/2012
Inconsistent Voters - Pierce County, WA Well, it looks like the voters of Pierce County (largest city - Tacoma) Washington, have done it again.  They have overwhelmingly voted for state initiative requiring 2/3 vote of Legislature to raise taxes, they also agreed that should be the rule in the co...
11/08/2012
RESPA - Limiting Fees (sometimes).   Tracy Lee Parker wrote a blog about RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Practices Act) helping bring down closing costs, and that gave me an idea for this quick explanation of what RESPA does and doesn't limit in the loan process. The limits are on the plus side of ...
11/07/2012
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I am very thankful for my very loving and supportive wife, who puts up with my full time job (mortgage loan officer), part time job (pastor) and my running for public office (in addition to the other committees, groups I participate in). Thank you Valerie!!!
11/06/2012
Election Day is Special -- I am waiting to see how I did in the race for a state legislative seat in the Washington Legislature.  It has been an interesting campaign - the biggest negative my opponent sent out - was a postcard, sent jointly with another candidate, complaining that I (and the othe...
11/06/2012
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Being Thankful #4 -- Here it is only five days into the month, and I am already a day behind on my Be Thankful posts.  I am thankful that I was able to spend time with fellow minister yesterday before and after service, and that the weather cooperated for our trip on the ferry.  We didn't get to ...
11/05/2012
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