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2012 

Happy Saturday Active Rain! And happy last day of the month! Can you believe we are ALREADY done with March?! Where is the time going? That's why it is SO important that we enjoy each day & try to live life to the fullest.    I know you are use to see beach & sunset pictures so this photo is a l...
03/31/2012
  A lady was walking past a pet store when a parrot said, ''Hey,lady! You're really ugly!" The lady was furious and continued onher way. On the way home, she passed by the pet store again and the parrot once more said "Hey, lady! You're really ugly!" She was incredibly ticked now, so she went int...
03/30/2012
  There are some real estate agents that swear by direct mail marketing and some agents that swear at it.  As a homeowner, I get other agent’s mailers and marketing pieces periodically. I collect these marketing samples not because I am interested in buying or selling real estate, but because I ...
03/29/2012
  Buying a home can be stressful. As a real estate agent, you get to see home buyers at their best — that is, the joy they feel when they step into their new home. But you first usually have to see them at their worst — the stress and tension they may feel in trying to find that perfect house. T...
03/28/2012
    As winter begins its transition to spring, the weather will soon become warmer and our water habits will start to change. It’s natural for MNWD customers to use more water in the warm spring and summer months, but it remains critical all year long to use only the water you need. Follow these ...
03/27/2012
  Ever wanted to know what is behind those standard phrases in job ads? It is all being revealed now, just read on...   The real meaning of words in Job Ads   COMPETITIVE SALARY: We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.   JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY: We have no time to train yo...
03/22/2012
The California plant of the month is the Carmel Creeper! Want to add a burst of color and fragrance to your yard? Plant the Carmel Creeper. These beautiful, aromatic and hardy plants are a member of the lilac family, and have a place in even the most water-efficient gardens.   Carmel Creeper can...
03/21/2012
    1.)    Extension cords are for temporary use   2.)    Replace cracked, frayed or stiff electrical cords   3.)    Don’t hide electrical cords under rugs or any carpets   4.)    Immediately unplug any electrical appliance that gives you a shock   5.)    Be wary of the smell of hot insulation or...
03/20/2012
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~ James Oppenheim
03/20/2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day Active Rain!  I found this adorable picture circling the web, & I thought I would share it with you!  I may not be Irish, but I do enjoy some green beer! Have a wonderful day everyone & please be safe!   Irish Saying" There are many good reasons for drinking,One has just ...
03/17/2012
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