This year after the holiday meal and presents, green your Christmas with all your recycle items dropped off at the last recycle event of the year. ”I Recycle Phoenix” is December 28, 2013 / Christown-Spectrum Mall / 703 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015 / Behind Walmart / 8am-2pm.
Things you can recycle: Holiday Decorations | Christmas Trees | Electronics** | Cell Phones | Hard Drive Shredding | Phone Books | Laptops and Desktops | Writing Utensils | Plastic Bags | Ink Jet Cartridges | Rechargeable Batteries | Clothing and Household Donations, just about anything.
Things you can’t bring: Hazardous Waste such as paint, tires, chemicals etc.
Also remember Teachers 4 Teachers. Click the link to see what items you would normally throw away that they would just love to have.
As many of you know I fry at least 4-5 turkeys from Nov – Jan. Here’s an article I received today from my State Farm agent (staff writer), read the items in red for my recommendations. Continue reading
Here in Arizona we don’t participate in daylight savings time (DST). The rest of the country rolled their clocks back and slept an hour later Sunday morning. The whole purpose of daylight savings time or “summer time” is to take advantage of as much daylight as possible. I found an interesting article that I thought I’d share. http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/ This will answer all you questions and more about the subject.
Most of us here in Arizona know someone or do business with someone who does live in a state participating in DST. Well we’re still in Mountain Standard Time (MST) but we’re only 2 hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST).
For the real estate industry that means the Federal Reserve closes at 3pm MST, which is 5pm EST. One more hour for that wire to hit!
The Fall season is nearing an end for the APS Shade Tree program. There are only two more opportunities to participate this year. If you’ve thought about getting some free shade trees but haven’t had the opportunity, head out and join APS on Nov. 9 in Glendale or Nov. 23 in Buckeye. Continue reading
I know that this is way premature for Thanksgiving but I want to “pin it” so it gets out there by the time everyone goes shopping for the big meal.
I am doing a test run tonight and frying a healthier turkey, if there is such a thing. Historically, my injection marinade consisted of ingredients like soy sauce, worchester sauce, teriyaki sauce etc.; salt, salt, salt. No wonder it was good. Continue reading
Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on September 30, 2013. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down. This means many, but not all, government programs, including some that impact federal housing and mortgage programs, have been suspended or slowed due to the lapse in government funding. Continue reading
Twice this week I have had phone conversations with someone who has water inside their home. Homeowner’s insurance policies DO NOT cover flood damage.
What is the definition of a flood anyway? American Family Insurance defines a flood as “any accumulation of surface or subsurface water from any source.” FEMA’s website says that it can flood anywhere it rains. Continue reading
On September 16, 2013, in Gary Thomas, Home Ownership Matters, Housing Policy, Leadership, by NAR (National Association of Realtors) writes:
“NAR’s 2013 Leadership Team and CEO Dale Stinton attended President Obama’s briefing on the current state of the economic recovery. REALTORS® were invited because of the critical role they played to stabilize and revitalize the real estate market. President Gary Thomas recaps in the video below.”
Click to see the video.