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August 2011

Found 10 blog entries for August 2011.

By: Jan Soults Walker 

Unless you do your laundry in the buff, it’s one chore that’s never really done. Follow these laundry room storage ideas, however, and you can breeze through your dirty duds in no time.

1. Make space for your washer and dryer

Put your laundry room or area near bedrooms where you generate the most laundry so you can minimize steps and clothes clutter. To carve out space for a laundry station inside a bathroom or hall closet, you’ll need:

  • Electric outlets. Electric dryers require a 220-volt dedicated outlet. Cost: $300 to $1,000, professionally installed.
  • Plumbing. The washer needs hot and cold water connections as well as a drain or a hose fed into a standpipe. All dryers require a vent to the outside to
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Watson Lawrence, Extension Agent, Chesapeake   Prepared: September 2005   Updated August 2011   WHY HORSE OWNERS NEED TO BE PREPARED   Disaster preparedness is important for all animals but it is particularly important for horse owners because of the animal’s size and the requirements needed to shelter and transport them. Chesapeake is located next to the Atlantic coast and hurricane threats are very common here. The most important step in protection of your valued animals is to have a plan in place.   CITY EMERGENCY CONDITIONS   The following are city emergency conditions that identify the status of a hurricane. Being aware of the strength and time of landfall of a hurricane are important…
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Are you focusing in the right direction?

The world outside the church has a pretty dismal view of things. These doom-and-gloomerstake their cues from the headlines, but we can't really blame the media. The reporters are just doing their jobs, reporting the facts and current events through their own perspectives. Of course, the TV talking heads do try to stir things up a bit at times. After all, people need some reason to watch the news, and "if it bleeds, it leads," right? That being said, we need to take the world's outlook on the economy and strain it through the Word of God.

"Just sold a $255
  item on eBay to pay off a $214 debt. Getting closer every day!"

  from Facebook

The world sees

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Hey guys - can you this pass along to all horsie peops!  These sessions will be conducted at our new facility in Louisa (Green Springs) VA - 275 acres, swimming pond, covered arena, 12-stall barn...  Would love to see everybody!  3 miles from Zion Crossroads on Poindexter Road - 2452 Poindexter Rd, Louisa, VA 23093. 

By request - I have been asked to re-start my Rider's Support Group the first Saturday of each month beginning in September (10am-12noon) - $30/session or $250/year - must pre-register - limited slots.   This is a workshop setting where riders from all disciplines
come together to work on individual needs to improve communication between horse and rider.  We will always end on confidence-building games/activities. Christina and I will both

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Most experts would advise that the best way to increase your odds of a successful sale is to price your home at fair market value. But, as logical as this advice sounds, for many sellers it is still tempting to tack a few percentage points onto the price to "leave room to negotiate". To avoid this temptation, let's take a look at the seven deadly sins of overpricing:7 Deadly Sins of Overpricing

1. Appraisal Problems

Even if you do find a buyer willing to pay an inflated price, the fact is over 90% of buyers use some kind of financing to pay for their home purchase. If your home won't appraise for the purchase price the sale will likely fail.

2. No Showings

Today's sophisticated home buyers are well educated about the real estate market. If your home is overpriced

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Join us for the Amelia Springs Trail Ride.

Fall Trail Ride
September 16 - 18, 2011


No mailers will be sent out. Register by using the on-line form found HERE or call Wanda Walker at 804-561-6633 or 804-513-1319

You will also need to fill out a release waiver to be mailed in with your registration form found HERE

We are located at 7720 Mount Zion Rd. Jetersville, VA. 23083


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Seal Kids

The Real Estate Group, a local real estate brokerage in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake VA has started a charitable fund to aid the children and families of those lost in the recent tragedy. They are gathering funds to donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation to benefit these families.

Their mission is to raise $100,000 for the future needs of these families.

I would ask that you spread the word to your friends and other bloggers and help us to support these brave families in our community.

Whether you post a badge on your site, mention us in a blog post, share this on social media, or simply email this site to your friends, we would be most grateful.


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Neersville, Virginia

 Join us for a day of riding on the beautiful, shaded trails of the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) in Neersville, VA, located between Hillsboro and Harpers Ferry. The ride will be approximately 10 miles long over mixed terrain, including bridges and creek crossings. Trails will be marked by ribbons and riders will “go as they please.” Ride out will be between 8:30 and 10:30a.m. 

 Proceeds from the ride will benefit The Blue Ridge Center (BRCES), the non-profit educational organization that stewards the 900 acre historic landscape.

Registration Postmarked by July 29th -- $30

For more detailed information, click here for the

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