Category Archives: Anything But Real Estate

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

One of the activities that bring me out of winter and into spring involves gardening.  Catalogues, planning and dreaming!  This year, it seems many of my favorite companies have either delayed sending them out, or perhaps have gone paperless.  At least a few companies have switched to sending paper catalogues every other year as well. Continue Reading

Save our Bears! Put your garbage where it belongs.

The Juneau newspaper has an article that used to be called the Police Blotter.  Since our young people don’t know what a “blotter” is, it’s now just called Police & Fire.  All the little stories that don’t warrant their own story are lumped together in this section.  Let’s just say you don’t want your nameContinue Reading

Looking forward to longer days!

Looking forward to longer days!

As we start gaining daylight, it’s easy to think of summer.  I’m ready – yes, already! In late winter, I look forward to summer hobbies, like fishing, gardening, hiking, fishing – oh yeah, I already said fishing!  Tonight I was looking through photos on my computer and this one especially made me look forward toContinue Reading

Gone Fish’n!  Golden North Salmon Derby

Gone Fish’n! Golden North Salmon Derby

Most people who know me are aware that I’m not available for work this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For those of you who don’t, I’m out fishing, but nothing for the freezer or the grill.  I’ll be giving every fish away. The Golden North Salmon Derby has been around a lot longer than I have. Continue Reading

Why I Love Alaska!  Not about real estate…

Why I Love Alaska! Not about real estate…

  About a week or so ago, I was in Haines.  I heard about a humpback whale mamma and her calf spending a lot of time near the harbor.  Oh, how I wish I could have been there for this!  Notice the whale watching boat.  I hear they never left the dock, telling the passengersContinue Reading

Nobody should go hungry.

Nobody should go hungry.

  I get cranky when I’m hungry.  I don’t mean just a little grouchy either.  I mean I become unreasonable, and it can turn me into a very unkind person.  Because of this, I have a theory.  If everybody had enough healthy food to eat, the world would become a nicer place.    When myContinue Reading

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

When I’m not selling real estate or out fishing, you can be sure I’m in the kitchen making something.  I love to cook, especially for a crowd.  My home was designed around my large kitchen.  All my real estate clients know that just before Christmas they will receive a delivery of homemade goodies.  The firstContinue Reading

and my favorite “grumpy old man” is….

and my favorite “grumpy old man” is….

My uncle, Lawrette Franklin, is one amazing guy.  He was born on my wedding anniversary, but decades before that event, in 1934.  In fact, I got married on his 65th birthday. Raised in a family with 10 children, he didn’t have an easy childhood growing up during the depression and into World War II.  AsContinue Reading

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

Debbie’s Famous Peanut Brittle

  When I’m not selling real estate or out fishing, you can be sure I’m in the kitchen making something.  I love to cook, especially for a crowd.  My home was designed around my large kitchen.  All my real estate clients know that just before Christmas they will receive a delivery of homemade goodies.  TheContinue Reading

My birthday, beautiful day, part one

My birthday, beautiful day, part one

My husband kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday.  All I really wanted was to go fishing. We went in the “little boat”, an 18 foot Almar that was just equipped with 4-cycle motors.  For those of you that don’t know much about small engines, the old 2-cycle motors rattle, make a lotContinue Reading