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SUCCESS IN THE RAIN! SUCCESS IN THE RAIN! Here's my story. January was a slow month for me. I had been off the grid for 2 months because my husband had heart surgery and I became his caretaker. That is, a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, caretaker. Anyway, after cleaning the h...
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: photo of a black crowned night heron looking for dinner on the grounds of the Oakland Musuem of California in Oakland. The heron is sitting on a tree branch over a pond containing humengous coy and some smaller fish.
CLOSING GIFT CLOSING GIFT - ActiveRain has announced another challenge, the March Kodak/ActiveRain Challenge, in which we are to consider the importance of a great closing gift. Since I represent mostly sellers, I don't give many closing gifts, the sale of their property is what they wa...
PAY IT FORWARD - BY ACCIDENT PAY IT FORWARD - BY ACCIDENT. I really enjoy reading the Pay It Forward blogs and hope at some time in the future I will be able to PAY IT FORWARD. Turns out I may have participate in it without realizing it. Here's what happened. If you read my first blog (...
ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA PREPARES FOR THE NEXT DISASTER Alameda, California Pepares for the Next Disaster. Japan had a GREAT earthquake and it was a scary event. You can prepare for the next "Big One" whether its an earthquake hurricane, tornado, flood or other disaster. Being prepared w...
ActiveRain Press Release Challenge ActiveRain's Press Release Challenge gave me the opportunity to write a press release about a very cool agent. I decided to give writing a press release a whirl by participating in the ActiveRain press release challenge. It was fun and it gave me a chanc...
ARE YOU READY? - YOU SHOULD BE! Are you Ready? You Should Be! You should know how to do CPR and operate an AED( Automated Electrical Defibrillators). Its not difficult and the knowledge that you might be able to save a life is very satisfying. The Red Cross in Northern California is offering f...
Wild Turkeys on the Island of Alameda, California! Wild Turkeys on the Island of Alameda, California! How could that be? I have never seen a wild turkey in Alameda in the 38 years we have lived here. After all we are an urban island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. According to Sibley&...