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Father’s Day is Here! June 16th!

It’s June, and here comes Father’s Day again!  This is a day to  honor our fathers.  The day that we have a barbecue in the yard or at the lake or campground, or maybe we take the old man golfing. How did Father’s Day start? Good question!  There are different answers, and we have  some of them here for you.  These are the most popular three. First, to honor a mine disaster in West Virginia? You read that right.  In June 1908, a woman named Grace Golden Clayton, had the idea of honoring the 361 or 362 men, ( depending…

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June 14th is Flag Day!

This Wednesday June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day.  Here is an explanation of what it is and why we celebrate it. The First Flag Day   A 19 year old school teacher named Bernard Cigrand first proposed Flag Birthday or Flag Day in1885.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established the day as a national holiday by making a proclamation.  It was not until 1949 that President Harry Truman signed legislation that permanently made June 14 a national holiday. Each year on Flag Day, the President signs a proclamation stating that all federal buildings fly the American flag. The first American Flag…

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Too late to plant your garden?

Never!  Our favorite “experts” believe that we have missed the boat with planting vegetables for this Summer’s harvest.  Don’t give up!  Any visit to the local big box store or nursery will show you.  You can find LOTS of plants out there to be planted in your garden. On we go! What do I do? The experts are right about one thing.  It is too late to plant seeds  and expect them to produce fruit  (or vegetables)  by this Summer.   However, vegetable plants  are growing happily in their small pots at most retail outlets.  Look for those!  They are…

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The move is done, now unpack!

You packed all your earthly possessions  into boxes.  They arrived at their destination. You have accomplished the move!  So far, so good!  Now, you face the daunting task of unpacking those boxes you spent so much effort  packing only days ago! So the move is over, I must unpack! Of course, in a perfect move, you  have only those possessions that will comfortably fit into your new abode.  However, few of us plan that well.  You probably painstakingly packed MANY things that you won’t want need or want during your packing frenzy.  Do not be dismayed!  We all have things that…

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Is a tiny house right for you?

The tiny home movement is really taking off everywhere, but is a tiny house the right answer for you? What constitutes a tiny house? A tiny house can be  built on a foundation, or set on axles and be moveable.  It can be made from anything!   A cargo container, a trailer, a yurt, a boat or a railroad car.  The possibilities are endless.   However, are you sure you want to reduce your living space to 400 square feet or less? If you are in any doubt, perhaps you could try living in your child’s playhouse for a couple…

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What color will Spring be this year?

Wish your bedroom was some color other than “sunny yellow?  Since Winter seems determined to last forever, why not start on some of those painting projects.  What colors are trending this year?  We can tell you.  Read on. Whites are OUT For some reason, the Behr paint company felt compelled to divide paints into three groups for you to choose from.  These groups are: comfortable, composed, and confident.  What these names have to do with paint colors alludes us, but there you are.  So this year, we will all be painting according to what lifestyle we believe best suits us.…

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Listing your Pullman Home

Listing your Pullman Home

So, you’re thinking of listing your Pullman home. Where do you start? Navigating the market by yourself is almost a crazy thought, but how can you know who to trust? Everyone knows at least one Realtor, (often your mom’s cousin or someone’s best friend) and believe me there are a bunch to choose from. How do you know that you’ve picked the best Realtor for the job? While this is my website, and I could make it a Chris Clark ad, I wanted to address some of the concerns I hear from people looking for their potential listing agent. Here…

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