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getting closer to selling Sacramento house

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Well the 4th offer on our house has survived negotiations (3 counter offers and an addendum to help spell things out). Unfortunately the buyer's funding is FHA, which is notorious for very low appraisals and inspections that can sometimes be overly picky -and result in deal breakers. In addition buyer needs us to provide 2% of the agreed house price; 100% of owners title insurance, 100% city/county transfer taxes, $525 towards 1 year home warranty plan. As we head into escrow hubby and I hope we can make it to closing, so are trying to stay positive. We would hate for this contract to fall out of escrow.

  
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AJDOVER1 4/8/2014 8:54PM

    I wish you the best that everything comes together. It's so hard when so much is out of your hands.
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MISS_VIV 4/8/2014 1:02PM

    Smiles and best wishes.


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Veggie DIP-AHOLIC needs help!!!

Friday, April 04, 2014

I'm one of those people that loves to have something to dip my raw veggies (carrots, celery, bell peppers, zucchini...) into. You know, sour cream-mayo-spicy goodness is just so hard to give up or replace.

This week I'm dipping my veggies in a concoction of plain greek yogurt, almond milk and ranch dressing seasoning..... It's not disgusting, but I'll sure be glad when I finish it this week.

Sooooooooooooooooooo, I'm reaching out to the Sparkdom for help!

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MIMULUSBUG 4/8/2014 12:27PM

    great suggestions! I do like hummus and have always meant to try tahini. Thanks.

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AJDOVER1 4/5/2014 2:14PM

    I use tahini sauce (from Trader Joe's) as the basis for salad dressing -- it'll work for dips, too.

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TADZIO 4/4/2014 11:29AM

    hummus sounds like a great substitute.

I know what you mean though about the dips --- sometimes --- I think I'm after the "extra" -- dips, topping etc --- than the item I'm covering!



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MISS_VIV 4/4/2014 11:12AM

    HUMMUS..............GO HUMMUS.................
So easy to make with a can of garbanzo or black beans.

Check out the SPARK RECIPE BOOK.....OR you can find recipe on MY recipe book.
Lots of good ideas there.

can't ADD A LINK.........but here is where to start.....http://recipes.sparkpeopl
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Join Sac Area Spark Friends 1pm Friday at Garcias in Carmichael

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If you are a Saramento area sparker please join me and other Sparkers this Friday/March 28th 1pm for a late lunch , at Garcias in Carmichael:

Garcias
6049 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 344-3177

Please let other area Sparkers know and RSVP to this message, so others can see who will be coming and to give me a count of how many seats I need to reserve/make space for.

Hope to see you Friday at Garcias!
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MIMULUSBUG 3/31/2014 2:20PM

    Well three of us (GetDone, Miss_Viv & Mimulusbug) got together this Friday at Garcias and totally enjoyed reconnecting and catching up with each other. I hope to have another get together in April (after taxes are due) so stay tuned and send suggestions of places to meet up.
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MIMULUSBUG 3/27/2014 4:29PM

    Viv-
Looking forward to seeing you. MariaB gets off from work at 1:30 so she intends to meet us after work. So right now the late lunch count at Garcia's is 3.



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MISS_VIV 3/26/2014 1:46PM

    ok - Friday it is.
see you there.

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Yesterday, Tomorrow & Today

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sparking this morning & read MEDDYPEDDY's March 22nd blog: 'Wishes from the dying'.

It made me think of a lot of things, including the following sayings:

YESTERDAY IS A CANCELLED CHECK;
TOMORROW IS A PROMISSORY NOTE;
TODAY IS CASH IN HAND
- SO SPEND IT WISELY!


TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Alright Sparkers, lets kick it into overdrive!
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AJDOVER1 3/24/2014 5:56PM

    Great way to visualize Time as Money

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MISS_VIV 3/24/2014 4:15PM

    KICKIN' and screamin... I have been SO BAD... I am trying harder to stay on track.
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A little joke...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Late one night a burglar broke into a house and while he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you." He looked around and saw nothing. He kept on creeping and again heard, "Jesús is watching you." In a dark corner, he saw a cage with a parrot inside. The burglar asked the parrot, "Was it you who said Jesús is watching me" The parrot replied, "Yes." Relieved, the burglar asked, "What is your name?" The parrot said, "Clarence." The burglar said, "That's a stupid name for a parrot. What idiot named you Clarence?" The parrot answered, "The same idiot that named the rottweiler Jesús."
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MIAJOEB 3/24/2014 12:16AM

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MISS_VIV 3/23/2014 4:25PM

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