I really waffled over whether to keep doing these links-back posts as we go into the new year. They’re not often completely real-estate related, and sometimes I include just one or two links.
BUT, I like recapping the big news from the week I just experienced. Now, if only I could link to certain conversations I have every week at home or the office…THOSE would be scintillating reading, let me tell you. Sometimes real life is ever so much more exciting than the news.
Over at Rain City Guide, Ardell penned a post about balloon frame housing and the inherent fire-risks therein. Over on this side of the mountains, very few houses were built when balloon frames were regularly constructed. However, because I know I get readers here from all over the country, AND because it’s just plain interesting, I’m linking to it here. Click through to the links about that kind of construction, and read the comments, too.
I hate monkeys. And every year, my family thinks it is high humor to provide me with a monkey (of the stuffed animal variety) at Christmas. This year, I fervently pronounced, “Well, maybe even Santa is feeling the effects of the economic downturn and I won’t get a monkey this year!?!?” Clearly, Santa didn’t invest with Madoff, and I therefore received YET ANOTHER monkey. Heavy sigh. Before the big day, though, I read this post on grow-a-brain and followed the links through. It’s all about how the Wall Street bailout should be just peachy-keen!
And speaking of Madoff and grow-a-brain, this New Year’s post provided interesting info re: Madoff’s vistims, AND hilarious LOL Lists (check out the presidents one).
The annual list of over-used words/phrases which the publishers wish could be banished was published this last week. And one of 2008’s words was used in the story linked to above. And I’m proud to say I used one of this year’s words in this post I wrote in October.
That’s all for today. Have a great week!