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  1. #76
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    I don't suppose Doug Burris was one of your teachers, Crankin?? Not sure when he started in Miami. He just passed away. I didn't know him, but a friend of mine here had been a colleague and remained friends with him.

    I'm partial to von Karajan, myself. But I'm just grateful for Beethoven. And Liszt.
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    No, he wasn't. After spending the last 8 weeks of 10th grade at a public school of 4,000 kids, I went to a teeny private school, where I had 10 kids in my graduating class. It wasn't the most selective school (too late to apply to that one, and besides could you see me at "The Everglades School for Girls?"), but we had great teachers. Most were going to grad school at night.
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    "Everglades School for Girls" ... "and Wayward Alligators"
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    Ha, ha. It's now Everglades-Ransom School, which was the matching, selective boys' school. The kid who lived down the street from me in Newton, moved to Miami (same area) just a few months before I did. Obviously, his parents knew the deadline for applying, because he went to Ransom. My issue with the public school, besides the sheer size and racist students, was the fact when I went to register for classes, they did not put me in the appropriate levels. I knew what I was in at Newton South was pretty much like their advanced or honors levels, but no, they put me in basic college prep, and it was for morons. The only class that I belonged in that level for was math. It was a very quick lesson in the differing quality of education from state to state.
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    I'm thankful that the storms didn't cause damage to my home or my immediate area, and that the threat of severe weather is past. I'm also thankful that I can no stress about my final on Friday - I need a 32 to pass the block (pass-fail curriculum). So - I can focus on learning, and then start packing for Portland. I'm also thankful that DH and I are finally headed on a vacation together.
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    +3 on your being okay NY

    I’m grateful for Apple customer service and AppleCare. I dropped off my 2 year old macbook pro at the apple store when i got back at 8:30 tuesday night because some horizontal and vertical lines were on the screen (thinking I caused it too). I got an email that they replaced the screen and just fedex’ed it overnight first morning delivery back to me from the repair facility in Texas….2 1/2 day turnaround with no cost for anything.
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    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    I am SOOOOOOO thankful to the CVS employee who picked up the bag containing my drivers license, debit cards and a couple of other important things that I accidentally dropped there, and even looked up the phone number I had on file there (unfortunately for me, a number that I don't often check the messages on). She said she couldn't accept a reward, maybe I'll send some flowers. PHEW!!!!
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    That is great, Oak!!!

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    I am so thankful that our realtor's crew has done a remodel of our old condo. It'll be on the market next week. We fully expect some good offers and hope for a smooth close.

    I am thankful for our new home and that Knott was able to find such a nice spot for us to land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    I am so thankful that our realtor's crew has done a remodel of our old condo. It'll be on the market next week. We fully expect some good offers and hope for a smooth close.

    I am thankful for our new home and that Knott was able to find such a nice spot for us to land.
    glad all the neighbor drama can be in the past now....and may your neighbors always be pleasant human beings from now on quick sale at asking ftw
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    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    glad all the neighbor drama can be in the past now....and may your neighbors always be pleasant human beings from now on quick sale at asking ftw
    Asking? Heh, heh. We are going to have a bidding war; ground floor, end unit, with own garden space and bike parking, on the Burke Gilman (watch the trail from the kitchen), walk and bike to anything including Seattles two new light rail stations, a country cottage feel in the big city, walk to Magnussen park, Beaches and trails, Children's Hospital, Seattle's best neighborhood eateries ... It's gonna be fun. We bought low and expect to do fairly well.

    If you know a cyclist, kayaker or runner in Seattle who is looking ....and I don't think crazy neighbor lady will bother them.
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    That's awesome. Living in NC most of my adult life, bidding wars for real estate are pretty much unheard of. If we get 10% below asking, we're happy. Sad, right!? Lucky you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    That's awesome. Living in NC most of my adult life, bidding wars for real estate are pretty much unheard of. If we get 10% below asking, we're happy. Sad, right!? Lucky you!
    I'm thankfull for our realtor. He is very smart. I think he'll find that sweet spot and price it right. Too low and folks wonder "what's wrong with it?". Too high and they don't look. Juuuust right and it gets interest. That's what we're hoping for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    Asking? Heh, heh. We are going to have a bidding war; ground floor, end unit, with own garden space and bike parking, on the Burke Gilman (watch the trail from the kitchen), walk and bike to anything including Seattles two new light rail stations, a country cottage feel in the big city, walk to Magnussen park, Beaches and trails, Children's Hospital, Seattle's best neighborhood eateries ... It's gonna be fun. We bought low and expect to do fairly well.

    If you know a cyclist, kayaker or runner in Seattle who is looking ....and I don't think crazy neighbor lady will bother them.
    Sounds like a dream. I work at Childrens. If only I was looking to buy...
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    trek.....you're right of course...quick escrow after a great bidding war ftw ....enjoy the new condo!!!!

    i'm grateful for my best best friend coming for a five day stay in a week.....and a great SPA day, music clubbing, good food and conversations and a good bike ride!!!!!!!
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    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

 

 

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