Chicago's Magnificant Mile
This was the view from my hotel room in Chicago. There’s a lot to be said for getting away for a few days now and then.
Lovell's Main Street (aka home sweet home)
This is a view taken across from Western Sugar facing East toward the Big Horn Mountains. There’s even more to be said for appreciating what you have when you come home
I had the privilege last week of going to Chicago to attend the National Association of REALTORS Practitioner Standards Training Seminar. REALTORs are bound to a strict Code of Ethics and we have internal enforcement of that code through the REALTOR association. The training is geared toward education of the Code of Ethics and maintaining consistent and fair enforcement policies to settle disputes among members of the REALTOR family. I am thrilled to be part of a very efficient team responsible for Practitioner Standards here in Wyoming. The information was very useful and I’m looking forward to implementing some of the suggested ideas.
School is beginning across the nation and families are all in the process of outfitting their children with the mandatory backpacks, paper, pencils and so much more. We can help out by donating items or cash to the schools to be disbursed as needed. Sometimes families can use a little extra help. We’re bringing you the opportunity to provide that help.
Johnson Home and Land has joined other local Real Estate offices, Banks and Title Companies to sponsor a local School Supplies Drive. All of the Real Estate offices are DROP OFF locations for this drive. 100% of all supplies and monetary donations will be split equally between School Districts #1 and #2. Stop in and help out!
I have always had a fascination with politics and a deep respect for those who are willing to be public servants in any capacity. I have strong opinions and don’t always agree with even my favorite elected officials, but I’m not looking for a candidate with whom I always agree. To gain my support a candidate must be willing to listen to constituents and sincerely consider their input.
Last week I picked up the phone around dinner time expecting to hear a telemarketer or a friend of my daughter’s on the other end. Who else calls at dinner time? To my surprise I was put through to a high tech “town hall” meeting with Senator John Barrasso! The operator explained that if I had a question I just needed press 0 and I would be able to talk directly with the Senator and all of the rest of the listeners would be able to hear. I didn’t ask any questions myself but learned from the questions of others and was impressed with the majority of Senator Barrasso’s answers.
I also had a short, informal meeting with our area’s State Representative, Elaine Harvey last week. She truly cares about making the right choices and I greatly appreciate her desire to plug in to her constituency and really listen.
Here is part of an email that was sent out today from Barbara Ann Green with Big Horn County Economic Development.
Please join United States Senator Mike Enzi
Wednesday, August 27
for coffee and donuts
and an informal meet and greet
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dutchies at the KOA Campground
Please stop by and meet Senator Enzi and visit with him
about any issues of importance to you.
For additional information please contact
Karen McCreery, field representative
Cody field office
How fortunate are we here in the Cowboy State? I hope to never take for granted the privilege we have to engage in one on one conversations and personal relationships with every elected official who represents us. There is nothing “usual” about having the opprotunity to talk with both U.S. Senators personally over the course of a week and a half.
The primary election is tomorrow so get out and exercise your right to vote…..it’s a privilege we must not take for granted!
Hurray! The latest study out says it’s now GOOD to drink COFFEE! While many of us have been drinking it anyway, at least now we don’t have to feel guilty anymore. Coffee is looking more and more like a HEALTH DRINK! New research shows coffee may reduce the risk of heart attack, diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones, Parkinson’s disease, and cirrhosis. Those of us that enjoy waking up to the delicious aroma and taste of our morning coffee can feel very righteous since we’re cutting all of these health problems. There is only one drawback: black coffee may lead to thinner bones, especially in women, so add milk to your coffee and enjoy!
One World One Dream is the theme for the 2008 Summer Games. The opening ceremony kicked off at 8:08 on 8/8/08. I’m not superstitious and I don’t know that there is any significance to this….but it sounds to me like a good excuse to throw a party. Ok…not really a party but at least a backyard Bar B Q with some friends. Enjoy tuning into the games at home in the evenings or use the link above to follow your favorite athletes throughout the week.
One of my favorite wildlife animals has to be moose. We are lucky to have a lot of them on the Big Horn Mountains. My family and I enjoy going out in the evenings and watching for these beautiful and majestic animals. They are always much larger than I am expecting. Last year we had a young moose run through our camp and it stayed around eating grass for quite a while and we all got to take as many pictures and just watch him close up. I received an email message from one of my cousins of a video of twin baby moose playing in a sprinkler. It has to be one of the cutest things I have seen! Take a couple of minutes, relax and watch the video, then take a drive up on the Big Horn Mountains, or over to Yellowstone and see one and if you get a picture of it, email it to us here at the office, we will post it on the website!
Here is the video!