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This is just my short Be Thankful #2 post. Today I am thankful that I have employment that I enjoy, and keeps me busy.
11/02/2012
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Thankful Day #1. We are thankful that my wife listened to others and applied to work from home -- which she got approved.  Then the next week - find out that everyone in her office space will be moving office to about 13 miles away.  The office is only 3 miles away - so that would have added a bu...
11/01/2012
The Garfield Street Business Association Halloween Event is happening tonight from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  Many of the businesses on Garfield Street, here in Parkland, Washington, will be giving out goodies to the creatively dressed characters who will be moving up and down the street. Even though we ha...
10/31/2012
Terry McCarley has posted an excellent summary of the importance of getting legal advise when trying to get out from under a mortgage or home ownership. Quit claim deeds can be a serious problem, if not handled properly.Does Signing A Quit Claim Deed Take Me Off Of The Mortgage?  I have had 2 rec...
10/16/2012
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How dry I am!  Although, it has nothing to do with Irving Berlin's 1919 song "The Near Future" - the dry feeling is getting to a lot of us in the Pacific Northwest -- especially in the Seattle-Tacoma area. You see, today we hit a record for the driest stretch of days since they started keeping re...
10/06/2012
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Mt Rainier Views                                                                                                                    Here are a few more shots of Mount Rainier, with its glaciers.  As the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states, it is the head of six different rivers.  Even thou...
09/14/2012
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Mt Rainier Wildlife. As I mentioned the other day regarding our Labor Day (my wife and I) time walking some trails on Mt Rainier - there was also some wildlife to be seen.  In one of the previous pictures there was a bee on the flower. As we were walking there were many crickets on the path.  Som...
09/07/2012
Mt Rainier on a Sunny Labor Day! On Labor Day, my wife and I took some time to go up and hike around on Mt Rainier. The mountain was glorious, with just a few clouds around in the afternoon.  The wildflowers were out in abundance at Paradise.  I was surprised to see so many animals (more on that ...
09/05/2012
Charles has written a very succinct explanation of the changes coming to Fannie Mae funding in the near future.  In fact, they are coming so soon, that if you were considering an ARM - you need to apply NOW.Rest assured, if homebuyers or Realtors think they may have a good idea for a low down pay...
08/26/2012
The 2012 Garfield Street Fair & Car Show is coming on August 18, 2012 to Garfield Street in Parkland, WA.   With more than 100 vendors, several live bands, two beer gardens, children's activities and a large car show, we are expecting this year's event to be fantastic. The Street fair and car sho...
08/06/2012
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