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We Bought A House!

We Bought A House!

Our first home was on the market for a total of 7 days. We were one of 4 offers on our home and are very happy the selling family chooses us! Even the relator admitted it was a fixer upper. The 2 bed, 2 bath, ranch style home was dated and in need of some tender loving care. The first time we walked into the home we commented on how dark it was. Dark wood paneling lined the walls; dark brown shag carpet flowed through the house. The ceiling was popcorn and there were only two rooms in the house with overhead lighting. But the land was what we were really buying. 7 archers on the river, with 3 outbuildings and beautiful views make this home amazing.

Now all we needed to do was roll up our sleeves and put the shine on this home. We could not have done this remodel without the help of our friends and family. So to start I want to say thank you to Greg and Mari who helped paint for hours on their weekend, and who installed our beautiful tile in the front entry of our home. I want to thank Paul and PJ for donating their lightly used carpet and to Floors and Moor in La Pine for installing it. A BIG THANK YOU to Tammy and Rex for spending countless days and nights by my side as I leaned what home ownership and renovation was all about. I really could not have done it without you! And finally my amazing husband who was a great support. We still have a long way to go on fixing up this home but we are excited for what the future holds.

Annual Oregon Onsite Wastewater Conference & Tradeshow

January 30 & 31, 2015

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Last weekend was the first of many conferences I will be attending with Bancorp Insurance. I attended the booth with Rex Leseuur and Tammy Lesueur. As you walked into the Tradeshow room the walls where lined with booths. Some of them with large black plastic holding tanks, others with laser levels, and fancy hoses for the industry. Then there was our booth (see picture).

We talked to lots of contractors about their business insurance needs and about their personal or health insurance needs. Most of the attendees to this event have been coming for years and knew Rex by name. It was nice to meet them and get to know them during the short breaks they got during the conference.

I can tell I have a lot of learning to do I could not answer most of the question asked but I am ok at chit chat and was still able to have lots of conversation although they might not be about insurance. I am looking forward to how this conference will be different for me in just one year form now.

Shout out to my friend Matt B. for the great dinner in downtown Portland. See you next time I am in town.

Moving Forward

I would be lying to you and myself if I said I was not a little sad when I decided to close Actively Implementing Marketing Solutions. I spent three years learning and growing with my business. To close my doors felt scary and sad. It was also strange to have my inbox empty and my schedule clear.

This leads into what should I do with myself. Luckily I had a plan. I bought an online insurance pre-licensing course and spent my days studying. After hours of classes and two huge books highlighted in every color under the rainbow, I took my tests and what do you know I passed! I am now a licensed insurance agent. That is something I never thought I would say. For better or for worse I am going into the family business.

Keep checking in here to see how I am doing.